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Monday, January 26, 2015


SAVE THE DATE NEDA 2015Innovation: Driving Extension’s Next Century is the theme of the National Extension Directors and Administrators and Meeting October 12-14, 2015 at the St. Louis Downtown Embassy Suites. Registration details will be available soon. Dynamic, highly interactive programming is being planned by a team chaired by ECOP immediate past chair, Jimmy Henning, University of Kentucky. Team members are Ed Jones, Virginia Tech; Dan Lerner, University of Vermont; Carolyn Williams, Prairie View A&M University; Chris Boerboom, North Dakota State University; Brian Higginbotham, Utah State University, and ECOP members Jon Boren, New Mexico State University, and Mike O’Neill, University of Connecticut.

NEW ECOP Monday Minute – This weekly communication is now being posted to a searchable blog at The purpose of this communication is to summarize action and information of key interest to Cooperative Extension Directors and Administrators. Comments, questions, and input for items to include may be sent to Jane Schuchardt, Executive Director, Cooperative Extension/ECOP at

Fence Post Features Producer Education Project – USDA Farm Services Administration weekly blog, Fence Post provided details on the producer education project implemented in cooperation with Cooperative Extension and partially funded by the Agriculture Act of 2014 (farm bill). CLICK HERE to read the entire article that was released on 1.23.15.

ECOP Liaison to ESCOP – Beverly Durgan, University of Minnesota, and a new member of ECOP, will serve as the liaison to the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy. She replaces Daryl Buchholz, Kansas State University, who completed ECOP responsibilities 2014 year-end.

AgrAbility Workshop – To learn more about educational programs related to issues of disability in agriculture, see for details about the 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop April 13-16 in Rochester, NY. 

Follow ECOP on Web – ECOP Chair Delbert Foster, South Carolina State University, points you to to learn more about how ECOP manages its day-to-day commitment to national leadership for the benefit of state and local Cooperative Extension programming. Bookmark this site or call the ECOP National Office at 202.478.6088 if you have questions.