Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Award Winning Posters - YouTube link and Presentation Link

 NACAA 365: Webinar #2 - Award Winning Posters was held on January 27, 2021

Here's a link to the recorded webinar on NACAA's YouTube Channel:

Here's a PDF link for the actual PPT Presentation:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Upcoming NACAA Webinars


All Scheduled for 1:00 EST

January 27, 2021
Award Winning Posters!
The ins and outs of entering, creating, and the judging criteria for 
the NACAA Professional Excellence poster contest.

February 10, 2021
In It to Win It: How to submit a winning SFE Entry
The National Search For Excellence committee will discuss how to 
write a successful SFE application. Be in it to win it!

February 24, 2021
How to NOT get your Communications Award Application 
disqualified, and maybe even win!
The National Communications Award committee will discuss each 
award category, board changes, and common pitfalls 
that get applications disqualified.

March 10, 2021
Zoom Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Webinar participants will be introduced to Zoom basics for hosting, 
recording, sharing videos, and polls.

March 24, 2021
Video Production to Maximize Extension Program Impact
Presenters will highlight differences between affordable and high 
quality hardware and software for video production.  

April 14, 2021
Changes to the Food System After Covid
Explore the long-term effects/changes of Covid upon food 
production, food processing and distribution, groceries, 
restaurants, food selection, etc.

April 28, 2021
Show Me the Money-Writing a Successful 
NACAA Scholarship Application
Short and to the point is great but this webinar will offer tips on: 
What to include or leave out when applying; how the application 
moves through the chairs/committees including the timeline; 
and what sways a favorable 'YES' vote.

May 12, 2021
AGility Session 1: The Changing Landscape 
of Farm Profitability
A retrospective, current, and future view of farm profitability 
in the United States.

May 26, 2021
AGility Session 2: Farm Profitability Factors
Exploring the impact of scale, diversification, market volatility, 
climate change, the global economy, horizontal differentiation, 
vertical integration, regulations and marketing on farm profitability. 
How can growers maximize profitability under current conditions? 
We will explore the use of food/consumer surveys, 
marketing techniques, vertical integration and horizontal differentiation.

June 9, 2021
AGility Session 3: AGility on the Farm
Identifying obstacles and opportunities to farm diversification 
and modification, including social, climatic, 
economic and regulatory factors.

June 23, 2021
AGility Session 4: Creating Resources to Support Farm Success
Learn the keystone resources and considerations to help 
create economic stakeholder success.  This session will 
focus on providing ag agents the tools to help growers 
consider their goals, create budgets, understand market 
analysis, thoughtfully explore the risks and benefits, 
as well as identify resources outside of the University. 

August 11, 2021 & August 25, 2021
More Information Coming Soon!

Friday, January 15, 2021

New Additions to NACAA Youtube Channel

NACAA has recently uploaded a few videos which may be of interest to you - we wanted to share direct links for your viewing.

January 13th - NACAA 365 Webinar 1 - Translating Farm to Food: Have you looked into agriculture’s future?  Link:

January 5th - NACAA State Officers Workshop 2021 


NACAA AM/PIC 2020 General Session (Kenote Address)


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Thank you for your support of NACAA!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Webinar Invite - Jan. 13, 2021 - Translating Farm to Food: Have you looked into agriculture’s future?

Pre-registration Required (see link below)


NACAA members,


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 13, 2021 01:00 PM Indiana (East)
Topic: Translating Farm to Food: Have you looked into agriculture’s future?

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speaker

Michele Payn, CSP
Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: Food Bullying, a #1 best seller & IPPY gold medalist; Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner; No More Food Fights!; and hosts the Food Bullying Podcast. Michele's degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her 'city slicker' husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana.  

December 2020 Edition of The County Agent Now Available Online

Dear NACAA members,


The most recent printed edition of The County Agent was mailed this week and should be on the way to your address on file.  Many of you requested an electronic version.  The PDF file link can be found at: