February 15, 2022
You are (KEAFCS) Award Winning
KEAFCS Award deadline is March 1, 2022. All awards are submitted through the NEAFCS Website, www.neafcs.org/awards-and-recognition. On Team Awards, the submitting team member must be a KEAFCS member.
Have you tried something new? Did you put a new spin on a tried and true program? Do you have some evaluation data? You are now ready to apply for an award. Generally, 2-5 pages plus attachments make the application. Jennifer LaSalle is the chair of the Program Awards Committee.
Have you written a news release? Have you recorded a video or a podcast? Managed a social media account? The Communication Awards are for you. Liz Brunscheen-Cartagena is the chair of this committee.
Have you been an agent for 10 years or longer? Or are you a new agent in your first five years? The Professional Development Awards could be for you. The New Professional Award is now for people in their first five years in Extension (or as an agent if you started as a Program Assistant). The Distinguished Service Awards (10 years or more) and Continuing Excellence (12 years or longer) are only judged at the State Level. Kansas can recognize two in each category. These awards must be submitted by the potential recipient, but consider talking to that fellow agent who should receive this award. Can you help them see the impact they have made? Tristen Cope is the Chair of the Professional Development Awards Committee.
Are you not sure where to start? If you need a quick look at the available awards, this is the Awards at a Glance: https://neafcs.memberclicks.net/assets/awards/2021-awards/2021-NEAFCS-Awards-At-A-Glance.pdf.
What is in it for you? Recognition, creating awareness of the value of programming, and possibly a free registration to NEAFCS Annual Session. Details are listed on the Awards at A Glance document.
Last year, we had several awards recognized at the Regional Level. Once again, we can let all of NEAFCS know the good work Kansas does. Please reach out to me or any of the committee chairs if you have any questions.
Following the KEAFCS Member Meeting on February 16, I will be available in Zoom to answer any questions you might have.