National eXtension gets USDA Honor Award

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The eXtension initiative, on behalf of the Cooperative Extension System, has been presented with a Secretary’s Honor Award from the USDA.

The Secretary’s Honor Awards are the highest and most prestigious awards offered by the USDA.

The program, a web-based arm of the Cooperative Extension System, draws on an extensive knowledge base from the nation’s land-grant universities.

Information-seeking consumers can connect with experts through various online communities of practice that include, among others, equine, entrepreneurship, livestock, horticulture and parenting information.

Recipients

The 61st Annual USDA Honor Awards Ceremony honored 26 groups and six individual winners from across the country for exemplary service and achievements.

Cooperative Extension was honored in the category of Supporting the President’s Management Agenda and Civil Rights. University of Kentucky team members accepted the award.

The citation for the eXtension award reads, “For excellence in leadership and commitment to bringing Americans the best research-based, objective and reliable information and education resources 24/7/365 online through eXtension and the Cooperative Extension System.”

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