ACTION: Send Impact Statements to OMB – Daryl Buchholz, ECOP Chair, thanks all Cooperative Extension Directors and Administrators who joined the recent meeting in Alexandria, VA with Noah Engelberg, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The purpose was to highlight impacts resulting from Cooperative Extension capacity funding. Noah is encouraging continued discussion and welcomes impact statements sent directly to him at email@example.com, which he may share with OMB and USDA colleagues. OMB is instrumental in influencing the President’s budget presented each year to Congress.
ACTION: Submit Nutrition Impacts for AgIsAmerica – The
AES-CES Communications and Marketing Committee, Scott Reed, Oregon
State University, and Nancy Cox, University of Kentucky, co-chairs, has
named nutrition and health research and extension as a near-term focus.
Please encourage Extension faculty and educators to submit impact
stories through their directors and administrators and communications
specialists to firstname.lastname@example.org. The web site is www.agisamerica.org with related opportunities to follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AgIsAmerica, connect through Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AgIsAmerica, and send links for videos for www.youtube.com/user/AgIsAmerica.
Hatch Lecture Nominations Due June 10 – USDA-NIFA
asks your help to identify an exemplary Hatch lecture for the 2013 APLU
Annual Meeting in Washington, DC November 10-12. The lecture
commemorates the efforts of William H. Hatch, Congressman from Missouri
who championed the Agricultural Experiment Station Founding Bill which
became law in 1887. Send recommendations for topics and speakers to
Kimberly Whittet at email@example.com by June 10, 2013. Include the
name of the nominee, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail
address and topic that could be discussed. The Seaman A. Knapp Memorial
Lecture celebrating Cooperative Extension was delivered by Waded
Cruzado, Montana State University President, last November at the APLU
Annual Meeting in Denver and is available at http://www.aplu.org/page.aspx?pid=2570.
Global Perspective – Kristin
Davis, Executive Secretary, Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
(GFRAS) invites you to see how other parts of the world view the role of
the “new extensionist” by going to http://www.g-fras.org/en/157-the-new-extensionist.
National 4-H Council CEO Succession – The
Board of Trustees of National 4-H Council has engaged a firm to advise
the Board during a succession process that started in 2010 to name a new
CEO. In October of 2012, Council announced President and CEO Don
Floyd’s long planned retirement would occur on December 31, 2013. At the
Board’s direction, a search will name qualified internal and external
candidates. Inquiries can be made directly to Charlie Ingersol at