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National Associations

Several professional associations promote professional and overall Extension organization improvement on a national level. The Ohio JCEP state presidents are liaisons with the national associations; contact them for additional information.

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2023 Ohio President: Shannon Carter:

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), the national Extension fraternity, promotes effective working relationships among county, regional, state, and administrative personnel. Ohio's chapter is Alpha Eta.

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2023 Ohio President:  Beth Boomershine:

The National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) is an internationally recognized, non-profit, non-partisan association of professional youth development educators. NAE4-HYDP is dedicated to promoting, strengthening, enhancing and advocating for the 4-H youth development profession.



2023 Ohio President:  Lee Beers:

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), is an organization of professional Extension educators, with a mission to further the professional improvement of its members, communication and cooperation among all Extension educators and provide for enhancement of the image of Extension and the development of personal growth opportunities for Extension professionals.



2023 Ohio President: Emily Marrison: 

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who impact the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.



2023 Ohio President: James Morris:

The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) is an organization dedicated to improving the visibility, coordination, professional status and resource base of community and economic development Extension programs and professionals.



2023 Ohio President: Ashley Kulhanek:

The Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) is a national association for Cooperative Extension Service professionals working in environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range, recreation, waste management, water, wildlife, and related disciplines. Members are active and retired CES employees at the county, area, state, or national level.



2023 Ohio President:  Kelly Beers:

The National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) provides an organized forum for Extension professionals who are engaged in program and staff development. The NAEPSDP mission is to: improve communication and collaboration; share resources; enhance multi-state efforts; sponsor and promote educational training programs and activities that advance program and staff development practices; and advance the professional status of Extension program and staff development professionals by encouraging continuous improvement.

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2023 Ohio President:  Christina 

The Extension and Research Support Staff Association is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives and careers of members by providing one voice to improve the development of Extension and research across regions through professional recognition, networking with states, administration advocacy, and professional and personal improvement.