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Monday, October 19, 2015

NEDA 2015 in Photo Review

The Cooperative Extension Section Business meeting and the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) meeting last week in St. Louis engaged 123 registrants representing 47 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 U.S. territories. The theme Innovation: Driving Extension’s Next Century permeated through 
  • a keynote address, 
Claudia Fernandez, keynote speaker, addresses NEDA participants - Characteristics of Innovation Leadership
  • an innovation showcase,
Commodities for Communities - University of Tennessee, Tim Cross; First Generation 4-H Families Initiative - Kansas State University - Barbara Stone; Fast Track Gardening - Southern University Ag Center, Stephanie Elwood; Forward Learning Experience (FLEx) - Iowa State University, Pete Evans; Open Campus - Oregon State University, Jeff Sherman; Unmanned Aerial Systems - North Dakota State University, John Nowatzki; Urban Food Hubs - University of the District of Columbia, Bill Hare; District Program Leadership - Virginia Tech, Mike Lambur
  • a Twitter town hall, 
Excerpts from Twitter feed on October 14, 2015. Total impressions (potential views) was > 6,000,000. Total reach (number of individuals who viewed content) was > 300,000. Total number of Tweets was > 700.
  • deep dive work sessions, and 
  • a capstone video produced on site. 

On the evening of October 13, 2015 ECOP Chair Elect Michelle Rodgers, University of Delaware presented an ECOP Resolution for 1890s Universities to colleagues in celebration of the 125th anniversary signing of the 2nd Morrill Act. To read the entire resolution go to
L. Washington Lyons, Executive Director of Association of Extension Administrators,
Celvia Stovall-Alabama A&M University, and Mark Latimore, Jr.-Fort Valley State University
each receive a copy of the resolution.

Attendees are encouraged to fill out the evaluation form at by 11.6.15. NEDA 2016 will be joint with the Experiment Station Section September 19-22, 2016 in Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. 

More photos from NEDA are available at