|Delbert Foster, ECOP Chair|
|Michelle Rodgers, ECOP Chair-elect|
eXtension Releases Reports – The eXtension Annual Report for 2014 and Current Activity Report for 2015 are available at http://create.extension.org/node/100954. For state specific reports on Ask an Expert, Moodle and related information, contact Elbert Dickey, eXtension interim director.
Award Nominations Due 6.1.15 – ECOP and USDA-NIFA announces the 2015 nomination process for the national Excellence in Extension and Diversity awards. Nominations are due June 1, 2015. The due date for nominations is June 1st at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Nominations, submitted online, must be completed by this date and time. Regions are subject to announcing earlier deadlines for their purposes. CLICK HERE for contact information by Region. For details and to access the online nomination forms go to: http://www.aplu.org/CESAwards. Questions can be directed to Sandy Ruble firstname.lastname@example.org, ECOP Staff Associate.
Climate Change Symposium – The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is sponsoring a Climate Change Symposium May 3-5, 2015 in Chicago. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of USDA-NIFA, will be a keynote speaker. For further details, see http://www.asabe.org/meetings-events/2015/05/asabe-1st-climate-change-symposium-adaptation-and-mitigation.aspx. USDA-REE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cooperative Extension and Experiment Stations Sections in November 2014. See http://www.aplu.org/members/commissions/food-environment-and-renewable-resources/CFERR_Library/ecop-climate-hubs-mou/file.