CFAES Give Today
Extension Operations

Ohio State University Extension


PILD Proposals are due by Oct. 15

The Joint Council of Extension Professionals’ Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) conference brings together Extension professionals, elected officials, and volunteers to learn how to communicate Extension’s value, increase understanding of our federal partnerships, and build experience and confidence in engaging with elected leaders. The 2023 PILD theme of “Year-Round Advocacy” recognizes Extension’s ongoing ability to leverage funding, partnerships, and technology to build advocates and meet the challenges of economic hardship, youth and adult programming, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to strengthen and empower local communities and constituents.

Call for Abstracts: The PILD planning committee is seeking abstracts from Extension professionals who have demonstrated advocacy to address critical public issues at the local, state, or national levels, including those that benefit black, indigenous, and people of color – presentations that highlight successful leadership, partnership, or innovative funding for Extension across and between all land-grant universities (1862, 1890, and 1994). For more information, visit the PILD 2023 RFP info online.