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Monday, October 21, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 10.21.13

Cross Elected to BAA Policy Board of DirectorsTim Cross, University of Tennessee, will represent Cooperative Extension/ECOP on the BAA Policy Board of Directors, effective November 2013. He replaces Scott Reed, Oregon State University, who served two consecutive two-year terms. According to BAA guidelines, Beverly Durgan, University of Minnesota, will serve as alternate.

ACTION: New Director and Administrator Orientation Registration Ends November 15New directors and administrators and anyone wanting to brush up on how national connectedness benefits your institution are encouraged to attend the December 3-5, 2013 New Dean, Director, Administrator, and NPL Orientation in Washington, DC. For details, click here.

ACTION: National 4-H Council Hosts Luncheon During APLU Annual Meeting All Extension Directors and Administrators attending the APLU Annual Meeting are cordially invited to attend the luncheon meeting of the National Panel of Extension Directors and Administrators on Sunday, November 10, from 11:45 A.M. to 1:15 P.M. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. If you do not plan to attend, please send your regrets to Lyla Houglum by Wednesday, October 23rd, either by e-mail at or by phone at (301) 961-2883. National 4-H Council hosts this luncheon; there is no charge to you.

SAVE THE DATE: Urban Conference The National Urban Extension Conference, scheduled on alternate years, will be May 4-7, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. For more information see

Plant Science Vision Report The report, Unleashing a Decade of Innovation in Plant Science: A Vision for 2015-2025, is available at  The report outlines a ten-year research agenda for plant science and its impacts on many grand challenges that society faces of which plants play a critical role, such as food, fuel, feed, fiber, and medicines.