January 2018 NACEB Newsletter

The January 2018 NACEB Newsletter is now available here.

Some Topics of interest:

  • Message from NACEB Officers, Wes Daberkow and Cilinda Scheideler
  • Message from NACEB Advisor, Dave Varner
  • Message from Dean Chuck Hibberd
  • NACEB Annual Meeting Information/Registration
  • 2018 Important Dates
  • 2018 Dues Notice
  • Scholarship deadline
  • Instructions for joining the NACEB Blog

State of Extension Webinar Recording

I invite you to view our State of Nebraska Extension webinar from November 21, 2017.

Topics included:
1.    Budget
2.    Hiring
3.    Current projects
4.    Activity Insight
5.    Our commitment to growing our competency
6.    Strengthening Nebraska’s Ag Economy
7.    Trust Edge
8.    Leading Change – John Kotter
9.    Growing Nebraska

To view the webinar, please go to: https://youtu.be/r-x4JsymRb0

Please let me know if you have questions, comments or concerns.

–  Chuck Hibberd

NextGEN NACEB Task Force Asking for Your Help

Greetings!

As you may know, the NextGEN NACEB Task Force is focusing on future direction of the Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) organization.  Note that NACEB membership consists of ALL Extension board members statewide.  NACEB directors include current and past Extension board members.

Task force members are requesting that you take a few moments to complete the following survey focused on a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the NACEB organization—A situational analysis of the organization.  We are interested in your thoughtful input regarding the following:

Strengths: factors that give an edge for the organization over its competitors or others.
Weaknesses: factors that can be harmful if used against the organization by its competitors or others.
Opportunities: favorable situations which can bring a competitive advantage.
Threats: unfavorable situations which can negatively affect the organization.

Perhaps a more straightforward way of framing this analysis is to consider the following two questions as you formulate your response.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the NACEB organization today as it serves Nebraska Extension and the people of Nebraska?

What are the opportunities and threats for the NACEB organization today and in the future as it serves Nebraska Extension and the people of Nebraska?

Strengths and weaknesses are internal to the organization and can be directly managed by it, while the opportunities and threats are external and the organization can only anticipate and react to them. The aim of SWOT is to identify the strengths and weaknesses that are relevant in meeting opportunities and threats.

Please take a few minutes to share your input by close of business on November 30.  Click on the link below to begin the survey.

Thank you!

NextGEN NACEB Task Force

NACEB Organization SWOT Survey

“Growing Nebraska” IANR Fall Summit

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You are cordially invited to join us for “Growing Nebraska.” An interactive summit focused on building partnerships to find sustainable and creative solutions to critical issues in Nebraska.

Through a series of fast-paced presentations, and interactive sessions,
participants will co-create innovative solutions in the following areas:

  • Creating a Better Quality of Life
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Igniting a Passion
  • Feeding a Growing World

The summit will be held on November 8, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE. There is no cost to attend and lunch is included.

To RSVP, go to: http://go.unl.edu/fallsummit
Additional details will soon be available at http://ianr.unl.edu/ianr-fall-conference.

This event is being hosted by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

CASNR Ice Cream Social September 3 at State Fair

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Heading out to the State Fair in Grand Island on Sunday, Sep. 3? Join us for UNL REDOUT Day, wear your red, and come over to the hospitality loft of the Five Points Bank Arena from 1-3 p.m., for a CASNR Ice Cream Social and stay for a pep rally at 4 p.m., at the Family Fun Zone Stage.

The event is hosted by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), and the CASNR Alumni Association.

May 2017 NACEB Newsletter

May 2017 NACEB Newsletter is now available here.

Some Topics of interest:

  • Message from President, Wes Daberkow
  • Message from NACEB Advisor, Dave Varner
  • 2017 NACEB Summer Meeting Agenda and Registration information, deadline June 3, 2017
  • 2017 PILD Conference Report
  • 2017-2018 Important Dates

We encourage Extension Board members to attend the NACEB Summer Meeting, Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, 2017 in Ord, Nebraska.   Click here to Register.