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Monday, March 31, 2014

ECOP Monday Minute 3.31.14

ECOP Meets in Sacramento – ECOP Chair Jimmy Henning, University of Kentucky, facilitated a face-to-face meeting of ECOP following the National Extension Directors and Administrators meeting in Sacramento last week. Among action highlights were the acceptance of the ECOP Task Force on Health report and plans for an implementation team, establishment of the 4-H National Leadership Committee, approval of funding recommendations for the Agriculture Act of 2014 Title I requirement for crop insurance education, and acceptance of the ECOP 2013 financial report.

Board on Human Sciences Awards (BHS) Competition (by Linda Kirk Fox, University of Georgia, BHS liaison to ECOP) -- The purpose of the BHS Outstanding Engagement Award is to recognize an individual "campus based" or "state level faculty member" for exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service programs Nominations are due 5.21.14 to Carol Kellett, Executive Director, BOHS, or (785) 760-7134. Instructions for the awards  nomination packet can be found at the BOHS web site

Extension Award Nominations Due 5.30.14 – The deadline for Extension in Excellence and Diversity awards was reported incorrectly in the last ECOP Monday Minute. The deadline is 5.30.14.  ECOP Program Subcommittee Chair, Jon Boren, New Mexico State University, and ECOP Personnel Subcommittee Co-Chairs, James Trapp, Oklahoma State University, and Chuck Hibberd, University of Nebraska, together with Sandy Ruble in the ECOP National Office, have developed an electronic submission, review, and notification process. To prepare a nomination for submission, use the pdf version found at which includes criteria. Then submit the nomination at 

JCEP to Consider National Meeting – ECOP approved Chuck Hibberd, University of Nebraska, to serve on a Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) exploratory committee to consider options for a system-wide Cooperative Extension conference. The JCEP Board voted against a fifth Galaxy Conference in 2018. Hibberd serves as the ECOP liaison to ECOP.

Extension Centennial Convocation Update – This is a reminder that the Extension Centennial Convocation May 7-8, 2014 in Washington, DC, values participation from every institution in order to make this the celebration event of the century. Here’s how to participate –

      1) Register at by 4.18.14. Hotel reservations are due 4.15.14.
2)      Nominate a poster by 4.4.14 (deadline extended). Click Here to download Poster Nomination Details.
3)      Name a representative to carry the state/territory/DC flag in the Centennial Opening Ceremony by 4.15.14. Send name, title and contact information to

News About APLU 2014 Annual Meeting -- APLU is seeking proposals for a series of three Sunday afternoon sessions at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Proposals must be submitted by April 12, 2014. For details, see the APLU 2014 Annual Meeting Request For Proposals.  Register at

Engaging for Impact – Oregon State University Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement Scott Reed shares a new flier developed as an insert to the alumni association’s periodical, the Oregon Stater. Check it out at