Family and Consumer Science Program with a focus on the older adult population and an objective to prevent social isolation.
Mrs. Adrienne Hunter-Green has been using technology to maintain positive engagement with her older adult participants! She has continued her programs since the month of March of 2020 by phone conference meeting every Tuesday and Thursday and Zoom. Highlight is the collaboration with colleague Mr. George DeMyers in a painting class for the older adults through Zoom. The Photos are of Lillian Glass Hunter ( sitting down). Mrs Burn Ann Thompson ( standing outside) and Mrs Grace Drake ( standing indoors). The ladies waited patiently for direction and were please with their finished product. Though we can not be together physically we continue to stay connected virtually and in spirit.
Area Educator, 4-H & Youth Development
Bootheel 4-H Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9TTPluQJ_AhsoWd5VyoRw/videos
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Black History Month Video Series
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
LU Day at the Capitol Highlights
Area Educator/4H Youth Development
While looking for other craft items at JoAnn's fabric store LUCE-KC staff found 4-H patterned fleece material and made a no-sew blanket to promote the organization.
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State Extension Specialist-Small Sustainable Farm, Ag. Economics and Marketing
Please find some of the most interesting products of the LUCE Agriculture Economic and Marketing program during 2020 and this year.
1. Fact sheet one. It was created to inform farmers and ranchers about the multiple available options to acquire financial support during the pandemic economic crisis. The fact sheet resume and help farmers to connect with application forms and resources websites.
We also outreach the Latino farming community with a video to help those stakeholders with language barriers to understand the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP) to access the video click this link
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2. Fact sheet two. This fact sheet evaluates entrepreneurial gardeners' motivation to grow crops during pandemic times. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, people was asked to stay in their houses to reduce the dissemination of COVID-19. Immediate effects were observed in the community socioeconomic environment. People's social interactions were limited to follow particular communication protocols when meeting onsite. Most people opted for online social interaction. It influenced other industries' economic activity, such as the food industry, which reduced the offer of agricultural products to the market due to low community market activity.
In addition to the COVID health crisis, people start facing additional stress related to the low supply of basic products needed in the household and threatening food security among vulnerable communities. At Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE), we offered an alternative to reduce those socioeconomic and health challenges through a nine-session workshop webinar whose main goal was to help stakeholders start their own garden at home. That way, stakeholders create a direct source of food, have outside home physical activities, and start up a project with economic benefits for years to come.
To access gardening entrepreneurship webinar clink this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGF258kZCGI
To access the garden entrepreneurship factsheet follow this link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tN23UcPBMpsu3jSEgf57AsYsCwjAM_lE/view
3. We recently offered a hemp farmer panel to bring their voices to be heard. We know now that Farmers' perspectives and challenges in the Missouri Hemp Industry are not only constrained by technical, financial, and market factors but hemp genetics, THC levels (<.3%), and infrastructure. To know more about it, please visit this video of the event, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m6ACR8_u0o
Dawn Jordan from Youth Futures Program Teaching Conflict Resolution.
These pictures are from 4-H Leadership, Teen Talk, LU Fun Time (YouTube Channel) and various community partnerships that we have, (Police Dept., Green Memorial Food Distribution, etc.). There are also pics from our Afterschool Library Program and the Sikeston Summer Enrichment Program.
Area Educator/4H Youth Development
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Here at the Kansas City office, we understand how difficult it can be to go to school on a computer and stay interested in learning. Kalin Hill wanted to grant students with an in-person, hands-on experiential learning program that focuses on engineering and technology. Therefore, the Drone program was created for students to gather and learn to operate drones through coding. A way students can fellowship, teach others, and be encouraged to learn.
One of our students can be seen creating animations by coding, using a programming tool called Scratch. We have students learn the fundamentals of coding before using drones.
Area Educator - Southeast Missouri
The paintings were demonstrations of classes held on line. The photos of the group picture is the Fraternity of Phi Beta Sigma Inc. and Sorority Zeta Phi Beta Inc. We passed out hand sanitizer and masks in the community to help the fight of the COVID-19 virus. There are some photos of the youth and seniors which was a part of Painting on Purpose Program.
Lincoln University is a land-grant institution, under the Second Morrill Act of 1890. The original Morrill Act of 1863 granted states 30,000 acres of federal land to establish schools with programs grounded in agriculture, mechanical and industrial arts. The Second Morrill required states to show that race was not a criterion for admission to these schools or to provide separate schools for people of color with the same mission. The 1890 land-grant schools, all HBCUs, were to receive cash rather than land, though most schools saw neither at the time.
Lincoln University received $8.66 million in federal funding for Fiscal Year 2020. The University received $3.77 million in state funding, which equals a 43.57% match
The deficit in funding has forced the university to apply for a waiver from the federal government. Since 2000, the university has reallocated dollars that should have been used for student instruction and student services to meet the requirements necessary to receive the waiver. After two decades of this practice, the university can longer continue this and runs the risk of being denied the waiver and losing federal funding altogether due to the lack of a full match.
The university's land-grant mission is fulfilled through the efforts of Cooperative Research and Cooperative Extension.
The Cooperative Research Program at Lincoln University supports high-quality research to address critical, emergent issues in agriculture and develop sustainable solutions to the problems farmers face. This program conducts a variety of multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research, through national and international collaborations. These mainly focus on animal science, plant science, food safety, natural resources and socioeconomics.
The Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Program works to enhance the quality of life for the diverse, limited-resource and underserved populations in Missouri through educational and engagement programs. These programs serve youth, adults and the aging population in areas such as character development, life skills and health living.
Lincoln University Research and Extension work is not only done on the Lincoln University campus, but on three farms in Jefferson City, as well as Urban Impact Centers in St. Louis and Kansas City and our Southeast Missouri offices in Sikeston, Charleston and Caruthersville.
Lincoln University needs the full match of $8.66 million in support of its land-grant status.