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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 10.28.13

NEW: Assessment Policies and Procedures – Daryl Buchholz, ECOP Chair, alerts you of two new documents which outline policies and procedures related to assessments. This action was necessary due to changes in procedures adopted by the Board on Agriculture Assembly Policy Board of Directors, of which the Cooperative Extension Section and ECOP are a part. See for Cooperative Extension Section Assessment Policies and Procedures and for eXtension Assessment Policies and Procedures.  The SNAP-ED assessment, which applies to participating institutions, is not addressed in these documents.

ACTION: eXtension Announces Two Searches – The eXtension Governing Committee, Jimmy Henning, Chair, and Dennis Calvin, Chair-elect, request your assistance in identifying applicants for two critical eXtension responsibilities. Applications for the Interim eXtension Executive Director are due 11.27.13 and for the eXtension Strategic Planning Consultant on 11.15.13. For details, see

Professional Development Conference – See for details about the December 3-5, 2013 National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Early registration goes through 11.4.13. The conference theme is Show Me the Value.

Benning Receives Evaluation Honor – Linda Kay Benning, Cooperative Extension Northeast Region Executive Director, has been named recipient of the 2013 Mary Nell Greenwood Extension Evaluation Award by the Extension Education Evaluation Topic Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association For a complete listing of awards, see

USDA Farm Bill Campaign – The USDA Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs encourages your participation in the #MyFarmBill social media campaign. Share stories, photos, and videos of how the farm bill impacts your state and locality.