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Executive Director
Cooperative Extension/ECO

Roger Rennekamp
Extension Health Director
Cooperative Extension/ECOP

Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director
Cooperative Extension/ECOP


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 call for nominations begin February 1 and 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 Awards

A project of the ECOP Professional Development Committee

  • The Individual Awards for Excellence in Extension, recognizes 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...
  • The Team Award for Excellence in Extension, recognizes excellence of an Extension team in performing the work of Extension research, technical assistance, and outreach education. READ MORE...


National Extension Diversity Award

A project of the ECOP Program Committee

The purpose of this award 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 HERE...

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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.