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Monday, November 24, 2014

11.24.14 - ECOP Welcomes New Members and Sets Goals

ECOP Monday Minute returns on 12.8.14 …. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

ECOP Welcomes New Members and Sets Goals – With the launch of another ECOP year, Delbert Foster, chair, South Carolina State University, welcomes new members Scott Reed, Oregon State University, and Beverly Durgan, University of Minnesota. Charlotte Eberlein, University of Idaho, and Daryl Buchholz, Kansas State University, have completed terms of service. ECOP, the representative leadership and governing body of Cooperative Extension nationwide, continues to work against the core themes of building partnerships and acquiring resources, increasing strategic marketing and communications, enhancing leadership and professional development, and strengthening organizational functioning. Find the 2015 goals at

eXtension Vote Passes – Thanks for the extensive participation in the Cooperative Extension Section vote to implement the NEW eXtension proposal On 11.19.14, Extension directors/administrators were contacted by the interim eXtension director, Elbert Dickey, by email regarding membership with decisions needed by December 5, 2014. Also in December, candidates for the new foundation board of directors will be solicited from the five Cooperative Extension regions.

UPDATE:Health Nominations Deadline Extended to 12.2.14 – Last week the deadline was extended to send one-page letters to nominate Extension professionals to work in action teams that will focus on 5 of the 6 priority areas identified in the report, Cooperative Extension's National Framework For Health and Wellness. The criteria and all of the details may be found at: The action teams are an ECOP effort, in collaboration with ESCOP, and complementary to the integrative BAA-BoHS Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People initiative. Work will begin January 15, 2015.

Health Conference Registration Soon to Open – The purpose of the National Health Outreach Conference May 6-8, 2015, Atlanta, GA, is to build a collaborative approach with organizations and agencies to achieve a healthier and safer America by promoting health and wellness, advancing health equity, and reducing health disparities. The conference website is at where you can find all the details. 

Online Impact Training – Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education announces training to help employees of universities and other public programs write high value impact statements. Annual licenses are available for single users or entire departments. For more information, email or, or call 541-737-4197. 

Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture – APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will work together through a task force to advise the federal government on a research agenda and provide public information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture. The task force, chaired by Lonnie J. King, Dean, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is comprised of key representatives from the production animal agriculture community and the pharmaceutical industry. Officials from key federal agencies are expected to serve as observers to the task force and leaders from public universities in Mexico and Canada will serve as ex officio members.