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Cooperative Extension Section Annual Reports

The Cooperative Extension Section (CES) Annual Report is designed to provide an overview of the work of ECOP members, committees, task forces, liaisons and the Executive Director and Administrator team on behalf of the Cooperative Extension Section. Click year to view – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.

2021-2022 ECOP Meeting Minutes

Attachments: 4-H Name and Emblem Briefing Document, ECOP’s Principles and Processes, Joint COPS Meeting Information and Draft July ECOP Agenda, Executive Summary of Indian Country Extension Commission Report, Article by WSU Insider

Attachments: Final Report – Health Innovation Task Force, 2020-2022, Process and Principles Attachments, Local Conditions Change Impacts Through Extension Programs, Leveraging Extension Capacity Funds Survey Analysis, National Impacts Database Materials, Vote to Endorse EXCITE Survey – March 14-16, 2022, Committee on Marketing and Communications; and Reports by CARET, 4-H Leadership Committee, Budget and Legislative Committee, Professional Development Committee, Program Committee + NUEL Steering Committee + Description of Program Action Teams, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC), ESCOP Science & Technology Committee, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), National Impacts Database Committee with ESCOP, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee

Attachments: Vote by ECOP to Appoint NCFAR representative, Identifying ECOP Priorities Update, Survey Proposal, Leveraging Federal Funding, 2022 Committee on Legislation and Policy Report by Cooperative Extension Section, NIFA Update

Attachments: USDA NIFA/ECOP Standing Committee Reports, Standing Committee and Partnering Entity Workplans. Written Reports: 2021 Awards, NEROAC Meeting Planning Committee, 2021 NEDA Planning Committee, CARET, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee, National Impacts Database Committee, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee, Health Extension Director.

2020-2021 ECOP Meeting Minutes

Attachments: ECOP Professional Development Committee Update, Most Recent Finance Report

Attachments: 2022 ECOP Base Budget, 2022 Spending Requests Affecting Reserves, Background on Requests Affecting Reserves

Attachments: 2021 NEDA Registration and Information Site, and information regarding the exploratory committee on ECOP/National 4-H Council/Extension Foundation relationships, Professional Development Committee update

Attachments: 2022 Calendar, Org Chart and Work Plans, Decision Tree Draft, Program Committee Proposals for ECOP Budget FY2022, 4-H Leadership Committee Proposals for ECOP Budget 2022, Extension Resource and Partnership Development Final Report, Evolution of the Extension Foundation, National Impact Database Committee Request, Written Reports For Information Only: BAA Policy Board of Directors, National Extension and Research Administrative Officers Conf. Planning Committee, Health Innovation Task Force, Extension Foundation Update, JCEP Update, Experiment Station NRSP Review Committee, National 4-H Congress Board Report, Journal of Extension Report, National Urban Extension Leaders Report, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC), Board on Human Sciences, Academic Committee on Organization and Policy Report to ECOP, ESCOP Liaison Report to ECOP

Attachments: National Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee Report (NIPMCC)

Attachments: Draft of 2021 NEDA schedule, Memo to Doug Steele: Appointment of Representatives to Advocacy RFP Advisory Committee, 2020 Final Finance Report

Attachments: – National Crisis Communications Playbook for the 4-H System, Executive Summary of Cooperative Extension’s Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being, Complete Cooperative Extension’s Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being, ECOP Organizational Chart, Written Reports – For Information Only: NUEL Update, ECOP 4-H Leadership Committee, ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee with ESCOP (CMC), National Impacts Database Committee, Board on Human Sciences, Cooperative Extension Section Representative to Policy Board of Directors, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC)

Attachments: Report by the Health Extension Director, ECOP Strategic Crosswalk Slides, Template for Advocacy Concept Notes

Attachments: Urban Extension Discussion Slides

2020 ECOP Meeting Minutes

Attachments: 2021 ECOP Calendar and Budget, 2nd Quarter Finance Report, 2020-2023 Strategic Directions, Land O’Lakes American Connection Project, EDEN Anniversary Resolution. Written Reports – For Information Only: Journal of Extension (JOE), ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ESCOP Science and Technology Committee, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), ECOP Health Innovation Task Force, National Behavioral Health Extension Network (NBH E-Net), National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee, ECOP Program Committee, National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Report, National 4-H Congress Memo to ECOP, ACOP Report to ECOP, National Impacts Database Committee Report to ECOP, Leadership in the 21st Century (LEAD21) Report to ECOP, ESCOP National Research Support Projects Review Committee (NRSP RC) Report to ECOP, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC) Report to ECOP.

Attachments: Strategic Directions Report, Health Director Engagement Slides. Written Reports – For Information Only: ECOP Health Innovation Task Force, BAA Policy Board of Directors, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), eXtension Foundation Board of Directors, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee, National Impact Database Committee, ECOP Program Committee/NUEL Report, ESCOP Committee on Science and Technology, Board on Human Sciences

Attachments: Joint COPs Schedule – Updated, Tentative NEDA Schedule, Doug Steele email – Capacity Value Messaging Working Group, 2020 ECOP Finance Report, Jan.-Apr., National Action Dialogue Proposal

Attachments: ECOP Strategic Directions Process Guide/Timeline, Sign-on letter to NC-FAR and 2 Letters to the Section and 4-H advocacy COVID Funding piece, 2019 ECOP Finance Report next to 2020 ECOP Approved Budget, Report from Health Innovation Task Force, Update from Policy Board of Directors Representative

Attachments: Draft – ECOP Strategic Directions, 2017 ECOP Workshop Document, Timeline, Written Reports – For Information Only: 4-H Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee, Extension Health Director’s Report, eXtension Foundation, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), LEAD21, National Impacts Database Committee

Attachments: Executive Director Search Update, ECOP Strategic Directions Process Guide and ECOP Summary of Guiding Documents, ECOP Spring Meeting Overview and Potential Agenda Topics (

2019 ECOP Meeting Minutes

Attachments: 2019 3rd Quarter Finance Update, Position Description for Executive Director, Executive Director Search Process, AP Article on Reputation Management, Report by Extension Resource and Partnership Committee, Journal of Extension (JOE), Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), National Extension & Research Administrative Officers Conference (NERAOC), Well Connected Communities Initiative funded by RWJF, BAA – Policy Board of Directors, ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ECOP Budget & Legislative Committee Update, eXtension Foundation Report to ECOP, National Impacts Database Committee

Attachments: Joint ESS/CES-NEDA Meeting Program Draft, NEDA/Cooperative Extension Section Business Meeting Agenda, CES/ECOP Executive Director Position Announcement, CES/ECOP Executive Director Search Process, Email to National Academies of Science/BANR, Innovation Scoping Document, ECOP/ESCOP Chair Letter to CMC Chair Steve Loring.

Attachments: Second Quarter Finance Report, Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), Riley Memorial Foundation’s Extension and Public Outreach Report, NAS/BANR scoping study proposal, ECOP Innovation Scoping Document, SNAP-Ed Program Development Team Request/Report, Executive Director Search Process and Position Description, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), Sponsorship of APLU’s CECE Meeting Summary, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), Leadership for the 21st Century (LEAD21), Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), 4-H Crisis Accountability Audit, 4-H Brand Reputation, ECOP Program Committee, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), Western Region ECOP Representation Updates, Academic Programs Section Report.

Attachments: 2019 ECOP Budget, Executive Director Position Description, CMC Recommendations, 2020 Face-to-face Meetings, Process for the Executive Director Search

Attachments: ECOP Finance Updates, 2017 Chicago ECOP Workshop Summary, Position Description for Executive Director, ECOP Operating Guidelines, Report by Extension Resource and Partnership Committee, Draft of the National 4-H Partners MOU, Journal of Extension Report, ECOP Program Committee/NUEL Report, Allen Wysocki Short Bio, Final CES Report to Strategic Realignment Committee, REPORTS: Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC), Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), eXtension Foundation Board of Directors, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), Leadership for the 21st Century (LEAD21), National Extension & Research Administrative Officers Conference (NERAOC), National Impacts Database Committee with ESCOP, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee

Attachments: ECOP Executive Committee January 2019 meeting minutes and December 2019 minutes, CES Strategic Agenda, Background on new CARET Rep, Overview of 2019 Spring ECOP Meeting, Finance Update, ECOP Infographic, EDA Team Responsibilities for 2019, 2019 ECOP Budget, Letter to Strategic Realignment Committee, ECOP Landing Page, Report to the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy from the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup

Minutes from ECOP Meetings prior to 2019 are available upon request by email, extension@aplu.org.

Minutes of ECOP Sub-committees

Executive Committee Minutes
National Impacts Database Committee with ESCOP

Budget & Legislative Committee Minutes

Professional Development (formerly Personnel) Committee Minutes

Program Committee Minutes
Health Implementation Team with ESCOP (2015-2017)
Strategic Opportunities Document (2012)

4-H Leadership Committee
4-H Partners Memorandum of Understanding (2019)
4-H Leadership Committee (Member access only)

Cooperative Extension System: A Compendium of Events and Documents – 1862-Present

CLICK HERE to browse more than a century of events and titles of documents that are available upon request.

Attachments: 4-H Name and Emblem Briefing Document, ECOP’s Principles and Processes, Joint COPS Meeting Information and Draft July ECOP Agenda, Executive Summary of Indian Country Extension Commission Report, Article by WSU Insider

Attachments: Final Report – Health Innovation Task Force, 2020-2022, Process and Principles Attachments, Local Conditions Change Impacts Through Extension Programs, Leveraging Extension Capacity Funds Survey Analysis, National Impacts Database Materials, Vote to Endorse EXCITE Survey – March 14-16, 2022, Committee on Marketing and Communications; and Reports by CARET, 4-H Leadership Committee, Budget and Legislative Committee, Professional Development Committee, Program Committee + NUEL Steering Committee + Description of Program Action Teams, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC), ESCOP Science & Technology Committee, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), National Impacts Database Committee with ESCOP, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee

Attachments: Vote by ECOP to Appoint NCFAR representative, Identifying ECOP Priorities Update, Survey Proposal, Leveraging Federal Funding, 2022 Committee on Legislation and Policy Report by Cooperative Extension Section, NIFA Update

Attachments: USDA NIFA/ECOP Standing Committee Reports, Standing Committee and Partnering Entity Workplans. Written Reports: 2021 Awards, NEROAC Meeting Planning Committee, 2021 NEDA Planning Committee, CARET, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee, National Impacts Database Committee, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee, Health Extension Director.

Attachments: ECOP Professional Development Committee Update, Most Recent Finance Report

Attachments: 2022 ECOP Base Budget, 2022 Spending Requests Affecting Reserves, Background on Requests Affecting Reserves

Attachments: 2021 NEDA Registration and Information Site, and information regarding the exploratory committee on ECOP/National 4-H Council/Extension Foundation relationships, Professional Development Committee update

Attachments: 2022 Calendar, Org Chart and Work Plans, Decision Tree Draft, Program Committee Proposals for ECOP Budget FY2022, 4-H Leadership Committee Proposals for ECOP Budget 2022, Extension Resource and Partnership Development Final Report, Evolution of the Extension Foundation, National Impact Database Committee Request, Written Reports For Information Only: BAA Policy Board of Directors, National Extension and Research Administrative Officers Conf. Planning Committee, Health Innovation Task Force, Extension Foundation Update, JCEP Update, Experiment Station NRSP Review Committee, National 4-H Congress Board Report, Journal of Extension Report, National Urban Extension Leaders Report, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC), Board on Human Sciences, Academic Committee on Organization and Policy Report to ECOP, ESCOP Liaison Report to ECOP

Attachments: National Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee Report (NIPMCC)

Attachments: Draft of 2021 NEDA schedule, Memo to Doug Steele: Appointment of Representatives to Advocacy RFP Advisory Committee, 2020 Final Finance Report

Attachments: – National Crisis Communications Playbook for the 4-H System, Executive Summary of Cooperative Extension’s Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being, Complete Cooperative Extension’s Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being, ECOP Organizational Chart, Written Reports – For Information Only: NUEL Update, ECOP 4-H Leadership Committee, ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee with ESCOP (CMC), National Impacts Database Committee, Board on Human Sciences, Cooperative Extension Section Representative to Policy Board of Directors, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC)

Attachments: Report by the Health Extension Director, ECOP Strategic Crosswalk Slides, Template for Advocacy Concept Notes

Attachments: Urban Extension Discussion Slides

Attachments: 2021 ECOP Calendar and Budget, 2nd Quarter Finance Report, 2020-2023 Strategic Directions, Land O’Lakes American Connection Project, EDEN Anniversary Resolution. Written Reports – For Information Only: Journal of Extension (JOE), ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ESCOP Science and Technology Committee, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), ECOP Health Innovation Task Force, National Behavioral Health Extension Network (NBH E-Net), National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee, ECOP Program Committee, National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Report, National 4-H Congress Memo to ECOP, ACOP Report to ECOP, National Impacts Database Committee Report to ECOP, Leadership in the 21st Century (LEAD21) Report to ECOP, ESCOP National Research Support Projects Review Committee (NRSP RC) Report to ECOP, ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC) Report to ECOP.

Attachments: Strategic Directions Report, Health Director Engagement Slides. Written Reports – For Information Only: ECOP Health Innovation Task Force, BAA Policy Board of Directors, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), eXtension Foundation Board of Directors, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee, National Impact Database Committee, ECOP Program Committee/NUEL Report, ESCOP Committee on Science and Technology, Board on Human Sciences

Attachments: Joint COPs Schedule – Updated, Tentative NEDA Schedule, Doug Steele email – Capacity Value Messaging Working Group, 2020 ECOP Finance Report, Jan.-Apr., National Action Dialogue Proposal

Attachments: ECOP Strategic Directions Process Guide/Timeline, Sign-on letter to NC-FAR and 2 Letters to the Section and 4-H advocacy COVID Funding piece, 2019 ECOP Finance Report next to 2020 ECOP Approved Budget, Report from Health Innovation Task Force, Update from Policy Board of Directors Representative

Attachments: Draft – ECOP Strategic Directions, 2017 ECOP Workshop Document, Timeline, Written Reports – For Information Only: 4-H Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee, Extension Health Director’s Report, eXtension Foundation, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), LEAD21, National Impacts Database Committee

Attachments: Executive Director Search Update, ECOP Strategic Directions Process Guide and ECOP Summary of Guiding Documents, ECOP Spring Meeting Overview and Potential Agenda Topics (

Attachments: 2019 3rd Quarter Finance Update, Position Description for Executive Director, Executive Director Search Process, AP Article on Reputation Management, Report by Extension Resource and Partnership Committee, Journal of Extension (JOE), Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), National Extension & Research Administrative Officers Conference (NERAOC), Well Connected Communities Initiative funded by RWJF, BAA – Policy Board of Directors, ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ECOP Budget & Legislative Committee Update, eXtension Foundation Report to ECOP, National Impacts Database Committee

Attachments: Joint ESS/CES-NEDA Meeting Program Draft, NEDA/Cooperative Extension Section Business Meeting Agenda, CES/ECOP Executive Director Position Announcement, CES/ECOP Executive Director Search Process, Email to National Academies of Science/BANR, Innovation Scoping Document, ECOP/ESCOP Chair Letter to CMC Chair Steve Loring.

Attachments: Second Quarter Finance Report, Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), Riley Memorial Foundation’s Extension and Public Outreach Report, NAS/BANR scoping study proposal, ECOP Innovation Scoping Document, SNAP-Ed Program Development Team Request/Report, Executive Director Search Process and Position Description, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), Sponsorship of APLU’s CECE Meeting Summary, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), Leadership for the 21st Century (LEAD21), Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), 4-H Crisis Accountability Audit, 4-H Brand Reputation, ECOP Program Committee, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), Western Region ECOP Representation Updates, Academic Programs Section Report.

Attachments: 2019 ECOP Budget, Executive Director Position Description, CMC Recommendations, 2020 Face-to-face Meetings, Process for the Executive Director Search

Attachments: ECOP Finance Updates, 2017 Chicago ECOP Workshop Summary, Position Description for Executive Director, ECOP Operating Guidelines, Report by Extension Resource and Partnership Committee, Draft of the National 4-H Partners MOU, Journal of Extension Report, ECOP Program Committee/NUEL Report, Allen Wysocki Short Bio, Final CES Report to Strategic Realignment Committee, REPORTS: Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET), ECOP 4-H National Leadership Committee (including National 4-H Council), ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee (BLC), ESCOP Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC), Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), eXtension Foundation Board of Directors, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), Leadership for the 21st Century (LEAD21), National Extension & Research Administrative Officers Conference (NERAOC), National Impacts Database Committee with ESCOP, National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee

Attachments: ECOP Executive Committee January 2019 meeting minutes and December 2019 minutes, CES Strategic Agenda, Background on new CARET Rep, Overview of 2019 Spring ECOP Meeting, Finance Update, ECOP Infographic, EDA Team Responsibilities for 2019, 2019 ECOP Budget, Letter to Strategic Realignment Committee, ECOP Landing Page, Report to the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy from the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup

Minutes of ECOP Sub-committees

Executive Committee Minutes
National Impacts Database Committee with ESCOP

Budget & Legislative Committee Minutes

Professional Development (formerly Personnel) Committee Minutes

Program Committee Minutes
Health Implementation Team with ESCOP (2015-2017)
Strategic Opportunities Document (2012)

4-H Leadership Committee
4-H Partners Memorandum of Understanding (2019)
4-H Leadership Committee (Member access only)

Cooperative Extension System: A Compendium of Events and Documents – 1862-Present

CLICK HERE to browse more than a century of events and titles of documents that are available upon request.

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