ECOP Monday Minute
In recognition of Columbus Day, ECOP Monday Minute will return on 10.21.13.
World Food Prize Letter – Cooperative Extension was one of 100 organizations and institutions of higher education that signed on to the letter (https://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=4854) to Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn of the World Food Prize Foundation. APLU and CARET also signed the letter. Chuck Hibberd, University of Nebraska, and Tim Cross, University of Tennessee, ECOP representatives to the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture, led ECOP decision-making for sign-on.
ECOP Appoints National Leaders – During action at the September 2013 ECOP face-to-face meeting in Pittsburgh, the following appointments were approved: Rick Klemme, University of Wisconsin, to continue as chair of the ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee and representative to the BAA Budget and Advocacy Committee; Tom Coon, Michigan State University, to continue as ECOP representative to the BAA Committee on Legislation and Policy, and Daryl Buchholz, Kansas State University, as ECOP liaison to ESCOP, replacing Doug Lantagne, University of Vermont.
ECOP Representation to EDEN – Nick Place, University of Florida, is ECOP liaison to EDEN and will be attending the Extension Disaster Education Network Annual Meeting this week in Madison, WS. He will provide this ECOP report (https://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=4855) and comment on how EDEN aligns with the Cooperative Extension strategic opportunity (https://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=4096) of “preparing for and responding to economic and natural disasters.”