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University of Wisconsin
Members
Richard M. (Rick) Klemme
Executive Director
Cooperative Extension/ECOP

202-478-6029
 
Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director
Cooperative Extension/ECOP

202-478-6088
 
Marianne Klein
Program Assistant
202-478-6093

Extension Directors and Administrators

The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP)

The purpose of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) is to give guidance to issues impacting the Cooperative Extension System (System).  ECOP is the representative leadership and governing body of Cooperative Extension, the nationwide transformational education system operating through land-grant universities in partnership with federal, state, and local governments. ECOP focuses on four core themes: 1) Build partnerships and acquire resources; 2) Increase strategic marketing and communications; 3) Enhance leadership and professional development, and 4) Strengthen organizational functioning. Use the list of links provided below to browse topics of importance to Directors and Administrators.

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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities/Board on Agriculture Assembly

The Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) is a unit of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR). (More about APLU, and Councils and Commissions CLICK HERE.) The purpose of the BAA is the promotion of agriculture in all of its phases (food, environment, agriculture, natural resources, and international) in the state universities and land-grant colleges of the states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the territories of the Pacific, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. CLICK HERE for more information about the Board on Agriculture Assembly.

Regional Associations

The Cooperative Extension Section, under the APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly, is structured in five regions. Membership on ECOP committees and task forces is distributed across these regions as much as possible to assure balanced representation. The regions are internally organized into associations. CLICK HERE for more information about regional associations.

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Featured Project & Initiative

 

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Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
Iowa State University will establish and host a new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education. APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) chose Iowa State to lead the institute, which is designed to foster and coordinate research and education activities using a One Health approach to comprehensively tackle the AMR problem.