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Monday, July 22, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 6.10.13

NEDA 2014 in Sacramento – The ECOP Executive Committee, Daryl Buchholz, Chair, announces a new location for the next National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) Meeting March 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento in Sacramento, CA. NEDA will meet jointly with the National eXtension Conference (NeXC). These two events will highlight shared programming and independent business meetings and networking. NEDA will begin Monday evening with a reception and continue through midday Wednesday. ECOP will meet Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Other NEDA participants are welcome to attend additional NeXC programming through Thursday. To accommodate both groups, the venue, previously announced for Albuquerque, NM had to be changed. Watch the ECOP Monday Minute for further details.

Update on Expanded Salary Data – As mentioned in last week's ECOP Monday Minute, the Excellence in Extension Implementation Team, chaired by Joe Zublena, North Carolina State University, announced expanded salary data available at To view this data, go to the database tab and login into the database.  The data can be viewed in the 'All Data' tab and entered under the 'My Data' tab.  Visualizations will be available soon under the 'Report' tab.  Users must have a login to access this data.  Logins must be sent to Scott Cummings at and approved by the institution's Director/Administrator.

Galaxy Registration Open  – Reduced registration runs through July 15, 2013 for the September 16-20, 2013 Galaxy IV conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. The theme is Bridging the Centuries: A New Era for Extension. Registration details can be found at

Public Value Webinar 7.17.13 – The National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) will host an Introduction to Extension’s Public Value webinar 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Nancy Franz, Iowa State University. Connect at All Extension professionals are invited to participate. For more information, contact NAEPSDP Chair-elect, Carrie Stark, 208-885-2156.

Join USAID e-Consultation – Extension professionals are invited to join the USAID Bureau of Food Security e-Consultation June 18-19, 2013 on Examining Sustainable Intensification Research Priorities. This is part of the Feed the Future initiative. Go to to register.