JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Scholarship Application Now Open - Due December 15

**You must be the President, President-Elect or approved designee of an active Affiliate of NEAFCS in order to apply for this scholarship.**

One of the primary goals of NEAFCS is to develop leadership skills in our members. With that goal in mind, the NEAFCS Board of Directors established the JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Scholarship to encourage attendance by Affiliate Presidents, President-elects or other emerging leaders. 

Recognizing that many of our Affiliates don’t have the resources to send a representative, the NEAFCS Board of Directors is offering scholarships to subsidize the cost of attendance. Please see the JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Scholarship guidelines and application here for consideration.

The deadline to apply is December 15; however scholarships will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis as there are only 45 scholarships available. Only one (1) scholarship will be awarded per Affiliate.


Now Accepting Proposals for the 2019 NEAFCS Annual Session

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions and showcases of excellence for our 2019 NEAFCS Annual Session.  You must be a current NEAFCS member to apply.  To find the submission link, click here. You will be taken to a members-only page. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. 

For more information, please visit the Annual Session web page here.


NEAFCS Awards System Now Open

The awards system is now open. Go to the NEAFCS Awards page (www.neafcs.org/awards) to find out more and to submit your application. The deadline to complete your online awards application is March 15th. 

Make sure to read the NEAFCS Awards Manual for changes to this years awards program including new awards.


  • National deadline for award winners moving to the National level is March 15. This will be the date your state officer will send the awards to Susan Routh, NEAFCS Vice President for Awards and Recognition.
  • Your 2019 NEAFCS Membership must be paid/postmarked by December 31st in order to qualify for an award. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact your state affiliate.

NEAFCS Impact Statement Portal Open Dec. 1 to Feb. 1

We invite all affiliates to submit impact statements for potential inclusion in the 2019 NEAFCS Impact Statements! These statements are used widely to show what our programs accomplish nationwide. 

Each state is encouraged to submit one to three high-impact programs in one or more program/subject areas. In 2019, we are adding a new category: disaster education.

Click on the “Public Affairs” tab and the “Education” section of the NEAFCS website to view the NEAFCS impact report archives and also review tips about writing powerful impact statements. We encourage submission of high-resolution photos. The review committee looks forward to reading about the impacts your programs have made in the past year.   

Click here to submit your state’s impact statements.


2019 Annual Session 

Hershey Lodge ~ Hershey, PA
September 30 - October 3, 2019

Save the Date

  • Call for Proposals for the 2019 Annual Session Set to Open December 1, 2018 with deadline of January 31, 2019. Click here for more information and instructions for submitting a proposal.

  • 2019 Annual Session Request for Proposal Reviewers - Click here to sign-up. Deadline for sign-up is January 31, 2019.

  • Click here for Exhibit and Sponsor Prospectus - New Donor Opportunities Available 

For more information and to book your hotel room at the Hershey Lodge, visit https://www.neafcs.org/2019-annual-session


PILD First Timers Scholarship Applications Portal Open from December 18 to February 1

The 2019 Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference will be April 14-17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Past PILD attendees have found this professional development experience very valuable, so be sure to read their reflections on the NEAFCS website.

PILD first-time attendees may be eligible for one of the twenty $300 NEAFCS 1st Timer's scholarships. Contact your affiliate President if you wish to be considered for the state PILD team and this award. Only one scholarship is allocated per affiliate. The scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis among those who complete the application as directed. Attendees are required to submit a reflection article and photo after participating.

The PILD scholarship applications are collected online at www.neafcs.org. The PILD conference is sponsored by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP). Go to www.jcep.org/pild for up-to-date conference information. You also can find the link on the NEAFCS Public Affairs Home Page. Conference registration opens January 2, 2019. Early Bird Registration is due by March 22, 2019.


Upcoming Webinars

Save the date and join us for our last webinar of 2018!

  • December 12 - Tips & Tricks for Submitting a Successful Concurrent Session/Showcase of Excellence/Ignite or World Café Proposal - Click here to register (member login required)

We  Our Partner Members

Active Parenting Publishers
Michael Popkin
1220 Kennestone Circle, Ste 130
Marietta, Georgia 30066
800-825-0060 ext. 139
[email protected]

American Cleaning Institute
Brian Sansoni

VP of Communication & Membership
1331 L Street, NW #650
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
[email protected]

American Income Life Special Risk Division
Erin Bain
8604 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, IN  46250   
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Home Baking Association
Sharon Davis

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
HBA, 2931 Gainsboro Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614
[email protected]

Learning Zone Express
Mary Beth Anderson
Educational Consultant
667 E. Vine St.
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
[email protected]

LifeWise Strategies / Money Habitudes
Syble Solomon
1180-A Pine St
Hamilton, Montana 59840
[email protected]

National Dairy Council
Carole Clemente
Vice President Nutrition Affairs
10255 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 900
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
[email protected] 

National Endowment for Financial Education
Susan Sharkey
1331-17 Street Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado 80202
[email protected]

Newell Brands (Previously Jarden Home Brands)
Jessica Piper

9999 East 121st Street
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 567-8621
[email protected]

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Beverly Samuel
National Program Leader
1400 Independence Ave SW, MS 2250
Washington, DC 20250
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Welcome to the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Network, Grow, Succeed - The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. We provide education in:
  • Food preparation, food safety and nutrition
  • Financial Management
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Home & work environment and safety
  • Relationship and parenting skills
  • and much more!

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