Extension Connection with Dean Hannah Carter

On the first Monday of every month, Dean Hannah Carter will host a statewide conversation via Zoom video conferencing for faculty and staff in order to share information, introduce people or ideas to the organization, keep folks up-to-date on University or state initiatives, and to answer questions about the organization. These conversations will be recorded and available to watch here if you cannot participate during the time and date scheduled. If you have a topic or someone that you would like to hear from for a future Extension Connection, please let Hannah know.


December 2, 2019

In her conversation, the sixth Extension Connection “Being Grateful,” Hannah discussed:

  • November at a Glance
  • Take-Aways from the Two-Day All Organizational Conference on November 13 and 14
  • FY21 Budget Situation and What Does This Mean for Extension?
  • Extension Innovation and Revenue Generation
    Hannah would like to convene a small group to look at revenue generation. If interested, please email Hannah at hcarter@maine.edu

The next Extension Connection will take place on January 6 at 3:00 p.m.


November 4, 2019

In her conversation, the fifth Extension Connection, Hannah discussed her October activities, what’s ahead in November and beyond.

Hannah’s guest this month was Kate Yerxa, Associate Extension Professor and EFNEP Coordinator, who discussed the EFNEP program and 50th Anniversary of the EFNEP Program.

The next Extension Connection will take place on December 2 at 3:00 p.m. Fran Sulinski, Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension will be Hannah’s guest.

If you have suggestions for future conversations, please send an email to Angela Hart, angela.hart@maine.edu with your ideas:

  • Guests?
  • Topics?
  • Frequency?
  • Should we share it with external audiences?

One of Hannah’s priorities is working to increase communication within the organization and this is just one way of doing so. Stay tuned for others and please try to join the conversations!


October 7, 2019

In her conversation, the fourth Extension Connection, Hannah discussed her September activities, what’s ahead in October and beyond.

Hannah’s guest this month was Saul Allen from the Office of Research Development. Saul joined Hannah to talk about the Grand Challenge Initiative and connecting with the ORD.  Saul’s contact information is saul.allen@maine.edu and 207.581.1589.

Hannah also spoke of LEAD21. If any Extension staff have an interest in administration one day, would like to build your network of future land grant leaders or are just interested in your own leadership development, please consider applying.

Lisa Phelps has sent out an email, a call for video proposals — think about your video needs and submit your ideas! Please complete the Cooperative Extension Internal Video Request Survey and submit by October 25. Contact Lisa Phelps at lisa.phelps@maine.edu or 207.356.3851 with questions or for more information.

The next Extension Connection will take place on November 4 at 3:00 p.m.; Kate Yerxa, Associate Extension Professor and EFNEP Coordinator will be Hannah’s guest and will be discussing the 50th Anniversary of the EFNEP Program.

 


September 9, 2019

Four Eat Well Program staff and volunteers
UMaine Extension Hancock County Eat Well Program staff and volunteers at the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Ellsworth, Maine. Photo by Hannah Carter.

(Due to technical difficulties, Hannah’s third Extension Connection was not recorded.)

In her conversation, Hannah talked about her August activities, what’s ahead in September and beyond, and UMaine’s budget realignment and what it means for UMaine Extension.

Hannah’s guest this month was Ryder Scott, State Director of 4-H Camps and Learning Centers. Ryder spoke about UMaine’s four 4-H Camps and Learning Centers, the 4-H Center Network’s goals for the future, and how to support the Centers.

The next Extension Connection will take place on October 7 at 3:00 p.m.;  Jason Charland, R&D Plan Implementation Director, will be Hannah’s guest.


August 5, 2019

In this second conversation of the series, Hannah discusses her first three months on the job, where she has visited, what she has learned, and some initial reactions. Dennis Harrington, Assistant Director, and Financial Administrator of UMaine Extension, led a discussion on the budget. There was time allotted at the end of the meeting for questions from participants. If you have suggestions for future conversations — topics you would like to be addressed, people you would like to hear from — please email her with your ideas. One of Hannah’s priorities is working to increase communication within the organization and this is just one way of doing so. Stay tuned for others and please try to join the conversations!

The next Extension Connection will take place on September 9 (as September 2 is Labor Day) at 3:00 p.m.


July 1, 2019

In this first conversation, Hannah discusses her first two months on the job, where she has visited, what she has learned, and some initial reactions. If you have suggestions for future conversations — topics you would like to be addressed, people you would like to hear from — please email her with your ideas. One of Hannah’s priorities is working to increase communication within the organization and this is just one way of doing so. Stay tuned for others and please try to join the conversations!