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Extension/REC Fall Conference

Purpose of the conference:

  • Annually bring together agents, specialists and REC staff for informal networking, program planning and formal educational opportunities that meet the organization’s and individual’s needs. Fall conference does not target in-depth subject matter training. Subject matter training is offered throughout the year.
  • Provide an annual education experience related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide time for the following professional associations to meet: North Dakota Association of Agricultural Extension Agents, North Dakota Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers, North Dakota Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Dakota Joint Council of Extension Professionals, Research Extension Center Association and Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi.

Purpose of the planning committee:

  • Serve as a working committee to plan and deliver the Fall Conference, which includes carrying out the tasks listed in Conference Responsibilities and following the Conference Calendar to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Work in collaboration with the Extension Leadership Team (ELT) and other entities to manage a conference that meets the needs of both the organization and its employees.
  • Provide leadership and team-building experiences for the committee members.
  • Make specific arrangements for the conference and work in partnership with conference coordinator Elizabeth Cronin, Extension administrative liaisons Becky Koch and Kim Ruliffson, and REC administrative liaison Chris Schauer who provide logistical support. Every effort will be made to help the committee avoid common pitfalls and to meet the overall conference purposes as listed above.

For members of past planning committees, see Extension/REC Past Committees.


March 2013

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