various topics including time and effort reporting, Plan of Work/Reeport updates, and many other interesting topics. Register prior to March 16 for an early discount. Online registration ends on April 15. Conference lodging is at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. The link to the hotel block is: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49504081. To reserve a room on dates outside of the conference dates (April 23-26), please call 1-800-253-3590.
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2018 Program Development Impact Collaborative Update - As Cooperative Extension professionals are increasingly asked to co-create solutions with partners and communities, a unique approach in program planning emerges. Karen Vines, Virginia Tech, has been selected as the 2018 National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP)/eXtension program design/development fellow. Karen will serve as a key informant for the 2018 Impact Collaborative in Program Development and focus on helping Extension professionals use engagement in their program planning. Read more at https://www.extension.org/2018/01/26/karen-vines-named-2018-naepsdp-extension-fellow.
www.agcounts.usda.gov ends today. Over the next few weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will follow-up with producers who missed the deadline through additional mailings, emails, phone calls, and personal appointments. Please help NASS spread the word that it is not too late to respond! Without being represented in the data, hardworking producers are at risk of being underserved. NASS is required by federal law to keep all information confidential, use the data only for statistical purposes, and only publish in aggregate form to prevent disclosing the identity of any individual producer or farm operation. Data release is scheduled for February 2019. For more information visit www.agcensus.usda.gov. For questions or assistance, producers can call toll-free (888) 424-7828.