a) result in relationship building and partnerships that lead to change in behaviors for agriculture, communities, families and individuals,
b) provide the infrastructure and the stable, ongoing source of funding to enable quick response, drawing form the land-grant research base, to address issues important to communicating, families and individuals in every corner of the country, and
c) are leveraged by state and local funds as well as a wealth of additional financial and human resources that results in a high return on the federal investment.
The detailed study highlights can be found at bit.ly/CapFunding_HL, and the link to the full report can be found at bit.ly/2osfr4M.
Awards Q&A -
WHAT? 2 Awards! The Award for Diversity is designed to focus national attention on innovative models and techniques that ensure that Extension programs equitably engage all appropriate audiences in an effective manner. The Excellence in Extension Award recognizes Cooperative Extension professionals who excel at Extension programming, make a positive impact on constituents served, and provide visionary leadership for the System.
WHEN? Submit nominations by May 1
HOW? Go to: www.aplu.org/CESAwards
WHO? Direct questions to ECOP Program Assistant Sandy Ruble 202.478.6088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fred Schlutt, University of Alaska|
|L-R: Judith Barth, JCEP rep. to ECOP-BLC; Jim Richards,|
Cornerstone Government Affairs; Doug Steele ECOP-BLC
Chair, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and ECOP Executive
Director Rick Klemme. Not pictured, ECOP Chair Fred Schlutt.
AFRI Foundational: Critical Agricultural Research and Extension - AFRI-CARE is designed to support research and Extension efforts that quickly yield solutions for critical programs that impede the efficient production of agriculturally-important plants and animals that can be rapidly implemented by producers. The application deadline will be summer-fall of 2017. Roughly $3 million will be available to fund proposals with an estimated capacity of $300,000. A webinar will be held on May 2 at 1:00 E.T. The webinar address is http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/afri-care/. Olivia Kwong email@example.com or 202-720-7536 is the webinar contact person.