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EXT Comms: 35 Ways to Boost Your Blog

Nearly half a million people read Illinois Extension blogs in 2020. How do we boost that number even higher? Small changes in writing and marketing strategies can result in big gains.

From  Judy Bingman on 06/14/2021 0 plays 0  

EXT Comms: How to Write Staff Bios

Creating an online bio helps position both you and Illinois Extension as the source for expert, authoritative, and trustworthy information. Expert. Authoritative, Trustworthy. (E.A.T.) are the…

From  Judy Bingman on 06/13/2021 16 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Accessibility and Extension

Extension serves all people. In the fall 2021, clear policies will guide the accessibility efforts of University of Illinois Extension. From documents to in-person meetings to digital and social…

From  Judy Bingman on 05/23/2021 34 plays 0  

EXT Comms: What Not to Do When Writing Press Releases

How do you get people to read farther than 100 words in your press release? The webinar features 10 things not to write in your press release if you want to drive readers to the end.

From  Judy Bingman on 05/17/2021 2 plays 0  

EXT Comms: How to Get People to Read to the End of Your Blog

I dreamed of being a famous author. My dream comes true every day as I tell the Illinois Extension story, or so I thought. Now I wonder if anyone reads my stuff. This is the problem: People…

From  Judy Bingman on 05/17/2021 2 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Using Branded Templates in Canva

Branding just got easier. Learn how to use the Extension templates in Canva. Switch out photos, be sure the Block I is clearly visible, and you're all set for all the major social media…

From  Judy Bingman on 05/9/2021 17 plays 0  

EXT Comms: How to Create Videos in Canva

All Extension offices have access to a free Canva Pro account for designing flyers, social media, and other graphics. It also has a simple video application. Check out this easy-to-use drop-and-drag…

From  Judy Bingman on 05/3/2021 3 plays 0  

EXT Comms: How to Make a Video in Microsoft Video Editor

Microsoft Video Editor is on all Extension computers. In 5 minutes, you'll be up and editing your own videos.

From  Judy Bingman on 05/3/2021 5 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Choose Your Words Carefully: Optimizing Content for Google SEO

If Google can't find you, you don't exist. Word choice is key to improving our Google search ranking. Liz Smith highlights simple, though often neglected, ways to optimize your content for…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/30/2021 1 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Why. Not What. Not How.

People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it. Simon Sinek came up with the guts of this concept more than 10 years ago, quite by accident. When put to the test, it works every time. But…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/28/2021 2 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Video Editing Options using Canva Video Editor Spark

You've shot the video; now what? This training focuses on three plug and play applications for editing your video content. Beth Peralta discusses Adobe Spark. Carissa Nelson reviews…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/28/2021 7 plays 0  

EXT Comms: How to Access Website Analytics

In 2020, 9 million users viewed 12.5 million Illinois Extension web pages. How did your unit website do? Two new Extension IT tools allow every staff person to gain critical information about the…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/27/2021 10 plays 0  

EXT Comms: How to Shoot Outdoor Video

What do you do when your stage is the great outdoors? Whether he’s climbing a tree or throwing a line in the water, Curt Sinclair just has an easy, welcoming style for his outdoor how-to…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/25/2021 5 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Creating Short Bite-Size Videos

Time is valuable, so the better we are at delivering short, informative videos, the more people will turn to us for solutions to their problems. Candice Hart, University of Illinois Extension…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/18/2021 5 plays 0  

EXT Comms: Optimizing YouTube Content

YouTube ranks second, behind Google, as the most visited page on the internet. More than 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Nearly 75% of all adults use YouTube. Our Illinois…

From  Judy Bingman on 04/3/2021 12 plays 0  

Dicamba Where are we Now

On June 3,2020, a ruling for the immediate cancellation for the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia was issued in the case of the National Family Farm Coalition vs. U.S. EPA, case nu…

From  Maria Turner on 07/30/2020 2 plays 0  

Resources for Safe Disinfectant Use

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces remains an important part of preventing the spread. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the difference between facts…

From  Maria Turner on 05/27/2020 3 plays 0  

IFCA 2020 Dicamba Recordkeeping Recommendations and Compliance Clarifications

In 2019, the Illinois Department of Agriculture received a record number of pesticide misuse complaints,including more than 700 that were dicamba related. Many of those complaints resulted in the…

From  Maria Turner on 05/20/2020 1 plays 0  

COVID-19 Affecting the Supply of PPE for Pesticide Applicators

Pesticide applicators are finding that acquiring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for applications is now challenging as PPE is in short supply. Because many of the sales of respirators,…

From  Maria Turner on 05/20/2020 2 plays 0  

Asian Giant Hornets: Your Questions Answered

On May 3, 2020, articles and videos discussing the first instance of Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) identified in the US began to run in the national news. These headlines have raised concern…

From  Maria Turner on 05/15/2020 1 plays 0  

Kathy Sweedler - SCAMS

Kathy Sweedler - SCAMS

From  Herbert Chavez Diaz on 04/20/2020 37 plays 0  

Kathy Sweedler - Streching Your Dollars

Kathy Sweedler - Streching Your Dollars

From  Herbert Chavez Diaz on 04/20/2020 36 plays 0  

4-H Fisher Fair - 2019

4-H Fisher Fair - 2019

From  Herbert Chavez Diaz on 04/14/2020 4 plays 0  

4-H Iroquois Fair - 2019

4-H Iroquois Fair - 2019

From  Herbert Chavez Diaz on 04/14/2020 4 plays 0