Friday, September 16, 2011

2011 Keynote Address now on You Tube - Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh

The 2011 Keynote Address at the 2011 AM/PIC by Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh is now available for viewing on You Tube. Due to You Tube file restrictions - the address is divided into 4 parts.
For viewing please see the following links:


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Journal of the NACAA Fall Submission Deadline

The October 15th deadline for submitting an article to the Journal of
the National Association of County Agricultural Agents is fast
approaching. Submission guidelines and the online submission process
can be found at: The Fall volume of the
Journal of the NACAA will be published on December 1st.

Any Extension Agent, Specialist or related faculty worth their weight is
probably doing something worth publishing. Ideas include current
research, masters/doctoral thesi, case studies and success/failure
program examples. Non-NACAA members can be authors as long a co-author
is a member.

Publishing in a peer reviewed journal is a very significant resume/CV
builder whether or not you are in the hunt for tenure or promotion.
Successful authors will have the opportunity for their Dean, Director,
board or others to be personally notified and congratulated by the journal.

If you have any questions, need help or would like to bounce an article
idea, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Stephen C. Brown, Ph.D.
Editor and Chair,
Journal of the NACAA
University of Alaska Fairbanks
809 S. Chugach St.
Palmer, Alaska 99645
907-745-3360 voice

Call for National Journal of the NACAA Peer Reviewers

The Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents is seeking national peer reviewers for the upcoming two editions (Volume 4, 2 and Volume 5, 1). Author submission deadlines are October 15th, 2011 for the December 1st publication and March 15th, 2012 for June 1st publication.

Peer reviewers are needed from all walks of ag related Extension and research. Subject matter areas include general agriculture/horticulture, livestock, economics, entomology, forestry, chemistry, natural resources, 4-H and practically any other topic relevant to Extension.

Being a peer reviewer for the Journal of the NACAA qualifies as national service and is an excellent addition to your resume or curriculum vitae. It is also relatively easy service since most reviewers will not be asked to review more than two papers per volume. The review process is blind (authors will not know you or your institution) and takes place entirely online.

To be considered as a Journal of the NACAA Peer Reviewer, you must have published at least one peer reviewed journal article or Extension bulletin.

To apply, send me an email ( with your title, your electronic contact information, subject matter areas and accepted peer reviewed literature citation. I have written an example below:

Stephen Brown
District Agriculture Agent, Mat-Su/Copper River Districts
(907) 745-3639

Subject Matter Expertise: high latitude agriculture, precision agriculture, turf, poultry, 4-H

Brown, S.C., 2010. 2010 Status of Precision Agriculture in Alaska, Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 3(1).