Call for National eXtension Community of Practice Awards Nominations – Deadline for submission August 16, 2009

eXtension is pleased to announce the formation and call for nominations for the first national eXtension Community of Practice Awards. The awards presentations will occur at the National eXtension Conference, October 20-23, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (For additional conference information see:

In the five years since the formation of eXtension in the summer of 2004, and its public launch in February of 2008, so many individuals and teams have accomplished so much across the county. The eXtension Governing Committee has decided it is time to begin recognizing outstanding contributions to eXtension with the eXtension Community of Practice Awards. As eXtension continues to grow and develop, additional national awards will be added as appropriate.

National eXtension awards for Communities of Practice will be presented in three categories:
1. Outstanding Community of Practice – One awarded annually. Award to include $5000 awarded to the Community of Practice budget.
2. Community of Practice Achievement Awards – No more than three individual awards presented annually. Award to include $1500 in travel budget to attend and present eXtension information at national/ professional meeting(s) of his/her choice.
3. Community of Practice Partnership Awards – No more than three awarded annually.

Nomination guidelines and evaluation criteria can be viewed at: