Archive: Month: July 2019

Posted on July 3rd, 2019

Gill Finley, Kentucky State University, and Noel Estwick, Prairie View A&M University, presented at the National Land-Grant Diversity Conference on February 7 in Hebron, Kentucky.

“Improving Quality of Life in Limited Resource Communities through Targeted Disaster Programming” highlighted work the 1890 member institutions have been doing to further achieve goals set forth in the 1890 EDEN Action Plan.

Posted on July 3rd, 2019

The Extension Disaster Education Network is pleased to announce new officers for 2018-2020:

  • Cheryl Skjolaas, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Chair
  • Carrie McKillip, University of Illinois Extension – Chair-Elect
  • Christina Sanders, Washington State University Extension – Secretary

We also welcome new committee chairs that will serve 2018-2019. Standing committee chairs are:

  • Andrea Higdon (KY) – Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Angie Lindsey (FL) – Community Development
  • Lynette Black (OR) – Family & Consumer Science and 4-H & Youth Development
  • Tom Ball (MS) – Exercise
  • Joyce McGarry (MI) – Marketing
  • Conne Burnham (MO) – Professional Development
  • Carolyn Williams (TX) – 1890 Institution Representative
  • Susan Lovelace (SC) – Sea Grant Institution Representative

Ex officio representatives on the EDEN Executive Committee are:

  • Beverly Samuel – USDA NIFA Liaison
  • Nick Place (FL) – ECOP Liaison
  • Abby Hostetler (IN) – Project Support
  • Cheyanne Geideman (IN) – Project Support
  • Michael Wilcox (IN) – Project Support
  • Bo Beaulieu (IN) – Project Support

EDEN would also like to extend a thank you to Scott Cotton, University of Wyoming, for his leadership as EDEN Chair from 2016-2018. Scott’s commitment to disaster education and enhancing the network is greatly appreciated.

Posted on July 3rd, 2019

Abby Hostetler, EDEN Project Coordinator from Purdue University, served on a panel to discuss
“Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) Overview & Panel Discussion” at the Texas Strong Summit, January 15 in College Station, TX.

She shared how the COAD model is being embraced to create more resilient communities, and the role that Extension is playing in supporting the development of COADs across the country.

Posted on July 3rd, 2019

EDEN offers a Professional Development Webinar Series for Extension Professionals. Preparation is a key component of disaster education and for an Extension Professional finding time to learn about new resources and programs, keep up-to-date on federal programs and building your toolbox for when a disaster impacts your community is challenging.

The Professional Development Committee is planning to host the Professional Development Webinar Series throughout 2019. The webinar series is scheduled to occur monthly on the third Tuesday at 2pm eastern/1pm central/ 12pm mountain/11am Pacific.

Scheduled webinars include:

  • Tuesday, March 19, Spring Melt and Potential Flood Outlook
  • Tuesday, April 16, EDEN FADI Funding: A look at the 2018-2022 proposal

More details and registration information will be distributed via email.

Posted on July 3rd, 2019

The 2019 EDEN Annual Meeting Committee invites EDEN Delegates, Extension Professionals and Researchers to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation and/or poster at the Extension Disaster Education Network Annual Meeting, in Spokane, Washington, September 17-20, 2019. Please share the call for proposals with eligible colleagues and professional groups that may be interested.

Sessions are forty-five (45) minutes in length, including Q&A.

Submissions will be accepted through the close of business on Friday, April 19.

We look for captivating submissions that demonstrate your knowledge and expertise on the chosen topic. Submission requirements are outlined in the call for proposal. If you have questions contact Carrie McKillip, Annual Meeting Program Chair,, Christina Sanders, Annual Meeting Host Chair,, or Abby Hostetler, EDEN Project Coordinator,

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