Extension Climate/Extreme Weather Programming

our credibility and I think that if we can convince people of that we will get some funding where we can carry out this education.” (R16) ● “One thing I’d love to do more now is really work with more communities in the region to get them enrolled in the [program] and look into the different certification levels that they can get , and that opens up their community to receiving additional points on grant applications. So there is some reason for communities to buy in, even if they don’t necessarily explicitly believe in climate change.” (R02) ● “ We don't have an Extension specialist at the (ORG/PARTNER) who's working in this area , and the energy faculty at the university, we don't really have somebody who can meet that need. And often, I end up going to non-governmental organizations who are a little more skilled at conveying that kind of information, having those sorts of dialogues.” (R06) ● “Not just within Extension, but also I work with a lot of climate and weather professionals and to increase their literacy in terms of agriculture. You know the states that I work in and other areas, a lot of the weather and climate communities, those professionals serve the agricultural community but they don't necessarily understand it. And so being able to increase their literacy, I think, is also just as important and something that Extension can do too. So I feel like it goes both ways.” (R10)

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