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

Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director
Cooperative Extension/ECOP

Marianne Klein
Program Assistant

National Cooperative Extension Awards

The following awards are offered by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) in partnership with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Honorees are selected by the end of July and will travel to the APLU Annual Meeting in November to receive their awards.

Excellence in Extension Award

The Award for Excellence in Extension, a project of the ECOP Personnel Committee, recognizes a select group of Cooperative Extension professionals who excel at Extension programming, make a positive impact on constituents served, and provide visionary leadership for the System. It is designed to focus national attention on the role of Extension - one that is fundamental to the lifelong education and development of residents in communities around the nation. READ MORE AND NOMINATE...

National Extension Diversity Award

The purpose of this award, a project of the ECOP Program Committee, is to acknowledge accomplishments of Cooperative Extension Professionals in achieving organizational changes that support diversity, pluralism and innovation in programs that impact our Extension audiences. 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. READ MORE AND NOMINATE...

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Featured Project & Initiative


Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU and the AAVMC created a Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.