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Monday, July 22, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 5.6.13

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, 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 The web site is with related opportunities to follow on Twitter at, connect through Facebook at, and send links for videos for

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 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

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

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