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Monday, July 22, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 1.7.2013

ACTION: National Branding Webinar 1.10.13 -- The National Extension Branding Initiative will be launched with a web conference on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 3:00 pm Eastern. The session is open to every Cooperative Extension employee via Voice-over-IP. Kick off the new year with a new dedication to building a strong, inspiring brand for Extension! You can access the session at Log in as a Guest, type in your name and state, and click enter.

ACTION: Communications and Marketing Briefing 1.15.13  -- Join the ECOP sponsored teleconference 11-Noon, ET, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 for a Communications and Marketing Briefing. The call in number is 213-493.0700, Passcode 388936#.  Scott Reed, AES-CES Communications and Marketing Committee Co-Chair, will facilitate the session designed to answer questions about the goals and expected outcomes of this project managed by ESCOP and ECOP. The contractor, kglobal, is preparing an overview slide set which will be distributed next week in the ECOP Monday Minute. Daryl Buchholz, ECOP Chair; Darren Katz, kglobal, and Hunt Shipman, Cornerstone Government Affairs, will be featured on the call. Due to the nature of the information, the teleconference will not be recorded.

NEDA 2013 Update -- The National Extension Directors and Administrators meeting will be held March 18-20, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio. Registration and hotel reservation information is coming soon and will be sent directly through the events management system at APLU. The following dates and times are offered for travel planning purposes. Please note there are three separate meetings, all held at the Hyatt Regency.
Dates and Times
1. Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) Regional Meeting - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013
2. National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) Meeting - 6 p.m. Monday, March 18  - 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013
3. Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Meeting - 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 - Noon Thursday, March 21, 2013

National Energy Extension Summit -- State Energy Extension Partnerships will be a feature of the National Energy Extension Summit in Fort Collins, CO April 29-May 1, 2013.  You can learn more about the Summit and the call for presentations at: Proposals are due January 15, 2013.

USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee Nominations -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations until January 16, 2013 for two-year membership terms on the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters broadly affecting new farmers and ranchers. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. Nomination forms are available at

Extension Jobs -- In addition to job postings on the APLU site as listed below, a new addition is the Extension Journal, Inc. (EJI) Job Bank All  Extension units pay an assessment to EJI.