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Monday, January 25, 2016

Nominations Due 5.1.16 for 2016 Extension Awards

ECOP and USDA-NIFA announces the 2016 nomination process for the national Excellence in Extension and Diversity awards. The due date for on-line nominations is May 1, 2016 at 5:00p.m. Pacific Time.For details and to access the online nomination forms go to: Questions can be directed to Sandy Ruble, ECOP Staff Associate.

eXtension Launches 2016 i-Three Issue CorpsThe NEW eXtension is pleased to name the first eXtension i-Three Issue Corps. These 127 individuals comprise 72 projects focused on either food systems or climate. In addition, they represent 31 states and 33 institutions. Over the coming weeks and months, the Corps will collaborate with eXtension staff, key subject matter informants, experts in project design, technology, marketing, and each other to enhance and improve their projects and experiments. During the National eXtension Conference in San Antonio, March 22-25, 2016, the Corps will meet as a group and move through a “design-a-thon” experience to further refine their projects or experiments. 

Subscribe to Get USDA-NIFA News – USDA-NIFA announces a new email subscription service to receive information from the agency. Topics include NIFA updates, press releases, announcements, programs, initiatives, research, education, and Extension projects, funding opportunities, grants awarded, budgetary and legislative updates, policy changes, blogs, significant NIFA-funded impacts or items of interest about and for land-grant universities and non-land grant colleges of agriculture. With this new service, you can select what information you wish to receive and the frequency. To subscribe, log in with your email address at, save changes, and look for an email confirmation. Direct questions to Alexandra Wilson at 202.720.3137 or

Register for PILD 2016 – “Innovation: The Story of Extension” is the theme of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Public Issues Leadership Development Conference, April 10–13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. The conference, designed by and for Extension professionals and volunteers, provides an intense learning experience about the legislative process, include visits to Capitol Hill. Early registration at a reduced fee ends 3.18.16. See for details. 

APLU Annual Meeting Early Registration – January 31, 2016 is the early registration deadline for the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting, November 13-15 in Austin, TX. To register, go to The hotel room block will open in March.