AEA 2022 Conference "Roll-Call"

2022 AEA System-Wide Conference Program & Abstracts

AEA 2022 Conference Program

AEA 2022 Conference Abstracts

Upcoming Events & Announcements

2023 National Extension Disaster Education Network

Plans are well underway for the 2023 National Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) conference scheduled for Sept. 26-29 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. There is currently an opportunity for faculty, staff and/or graduate students from 1890 partner institutions to apply for up to $1,000 in travel scholarship funding to attend the event. The EDEN Scholarship application is available at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with notification of funding by Aug. 30. For more information, please contact EDEN conference chair Mike Martin ( or Maria Bowie (

Extension Foundation releases ExtensionBot 2.0

The Extension Foundation Engineering team has made a lot of progress on their chatbot over the last few months. ExtensionBot was created with funds from a cooperative agreement with USDA-NIFA in partnership with Oklahoma State University (New Technologies for Ag Extension). The purpose of ExtensionBot is to provide answers from Cooperative Extension resources in an easy-to-use conversational format. While tools like ChatGPT have a broad set of knowledge across the entire internet, ExtensionBot is trained on Extension-only resources. You may experiment with the new general (non-state specific) version of ExtensionBot at Additionally, the foundation is forming an Extension Foundation AI Advisory Board that will include representatives from each participating institution. The primary purpose of this board will be to guide the foundation's work on AI-related activities, not only for ExtensionBot but also for other tools derived from the Large Language Model currently under development. If your institution is interested in becoming a participating institution, you can find more information at