Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Edition Of The Journal Of NACAA Now Available

 Dear NACAA colleagues:

Volume 15, Issue 2 of the Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents is now available online at: or by clicking the article links below.

Ensuring the Success of a Community Farmers Market: Assessing Oklahoma City Urban Farmers Needs and Willingness to Participate in a Farmers Market
Campbell, J., Cozby, A., Hines, L.

Litter Acidification for Controlling Ammonia Levels in Poultry Houses
Chai, L. ; Ritz, C.

Garden Myth-Busting for Extension Educators: The Science Behind the Use of Arborist Wood Chips as Landscape Mulches
Chalker-Scott, L. ; Downer, A.

30 days of celebrating National Pollinator Month: A Case Study
Chichester, L.1, Gardner, J.2

Nitrogen application and management to hops
Clark, J. ; Duley, C. ; Schroeder, K. ; Baxter, C. ; Halfman, B. ; Davis, K.

Creating a Farm Stress Extension Program
Dill, S. ; Chan, A. ; Zobel, E. ; Goeringer, P. ; Ketterman, J.

Performance of Teff Grass Cultivars for Biomass Yield and Nutritive Value Under Fall Planting Conditions
Hamm, B. ; Lemus, R.

Establishment of Bahiagrass and Bermudagrass with Annual Warm-Season Grasses as Companion Crops
Lemus, R. ; White, J.

Planting Date and Cultivar Effects on Alfalfa Forage Production in Mississippi
Lemus, R. ; Rushing, J.

Application of Integrated Pest Management Skills Through a Board Game Simulation
Loomis, G. ; Thomas, J.

University demonstration program for developing beef replacement heifers on cool-season forages in Alabama
Marks, M. ; Stanford, M. ; Kriese-Anderson, L. ; Mullenix, M. ; Rhinehart , J.

Providing Relevant Educational Programming through Teleconference to Place-Bound Audiences
Schieck Boelke, S. ; Stalder, K. ; Johnston, L. ; Hoyer, S.

Survey Increases Understanding of Iowa Women Farmland Owners
Schultz, M. ; Benning, J. ; DeLong, C. ; Hyde, C. ; O'Rourke, M. ; Scarbrough, L. ; Tidgren , K. ; Tong, J. ; Zhang , W.

Antemortem Exploration of the Effect of Human Behavior on Beef Carcass Bruising
Shoemaker, H.

Using GPS Technology and Parentage Testing in Rangeland Beef Breeding Systems to Evaluate Bull Power
Taylor, K. ; Briggs, R. ; Hadfield, J. ; Garcia, M.

The Impact of Free Senior Center Farmers’ Markets During COVID-19
Wagner, K. ; Curtis, K. ; Jewkes, M.

Excessive Freshwater: Expanded Utility Of Extension Programming In An Estuarine Environment
Waters, P.

Teaching Farmers to Be on the Cutting Edge of Weed Management
Zoller, C. ; Barker, J. ; Nye, T.

The next deadline for submitting a manuscript for the June issue of the Journal is March 15th. As you are preparing your manuscript, please feel free to contact me directly ( with any questions you may have. And if you are interested in being a peer-reviewer, just send me the following information using the email link above:



Phone number:



Area of expertise:

Additional area of interest:

Many thanks to all of the authors and reviewers for making the Journal of NACAA successful!



Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD

Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist


2606 W Pioneer

Puyallup, WA 98371

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Links for NACAA Awards & 2022 AM/PIC Photos/Proceedings


GO TO . . . .

Proceedings & Photos of the 2022 AM/PIC can be found at:

Monday, August 15, 2022

Fall 2022 NACAA Regional Directors Newsletter

 NACAA members,


Attached, please find the Fall 2022 Regional Directors Newsletter.  Please take a quick look as there are several important reminders.

This newseltter can also be found at:

Chad Reid Western Region NACAA PIC Call for Posters/Presenters & Registration Now Open


The Arizona Agriculture Extension Association is excited to host the Chad Reid Western Region NACAA Professional Improvement Conference!
Dates: October 11-13, 2022
Location: Tucson, AZ

Abstract Deadline (posters/presentations): August 15, 2022
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2022
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Journal of NACAA: Call for Papers


Dear NACAA Colleague -


September 15 th is the submission deadline for articles to be published in the December 1 st issue of the Journal of NACAA – a peer-reviewed publication. With the new online platform, you will submit your paper as a Word file. You will find current author guidelines and tips here .


This is an opportunity for you to share your important work with your colleagues and build your c.v. for tenure and promotion. The Journal of NACAA considers diverse topics including applied research, case studies, scholarly reviews of the literature, examples of outstanding Extension programming, and innovative ideas. You can include your non-NACAA community partners as co-authors; this is a great way to introduce them to NACAA.


**If you are interested in being a peer-reviewer for the Journal of NACAA , please let me know. The quality of the journal depends on a robust peer-review process.**


If you have any questions, please let me know.






Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD

Editor, Journal of NACAA

Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist


2606 W Pioneer

Puyallup, WA  98371


Phone: 253-21911268



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Thursday, March 31, 2022

NACAA AM/PIC Registration Now Open

PLEASE READ THIS BLOG  –  The Process has changed a bit.

Early bird registration is April 1 – May 15, 2022.

May 16 – July 1: Registration fees increase $100/person

July 2   – Online registration will be discontinued, and all registrations will take place on-site at the Palm Beach Convention Center.


Due to credit card security issues over the internet – we have had to modify our AM/PIC registration process by having the Hotel Reservation and AM/PIC Registration – as two separate functions


Requesting a Room:   For those of you who need to reserve a hotel room thru NACAA (we handle making the reservation for you as the hotels won’t accept direct reservations) – you will need to make your lodging request at:

Once you submit your request – you will receive an email hotel code that you will need to copy/paste into the main registration found at:


If you are an Active/Life/Spouse/Guest/Sons & Daughters and your name will be listed on someone else’s room with the same arrival/departures….YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE A SEPARATE reservation You may proceed directly to the main registration at:


If you are sharing a room with another member and have different arrival/departure dates than your roommate – go ahead and enter a separate reservation and we will merge the two together before submitting to the hotel.


FACILITIES FEE: For those of you who haven’t attended an AM/PIC before or are unaware of our Facilities Fee policy – ALL ACTIVE & LIFE MEMBERS must stay in one of the 2 contracted hotels (for a minimum of 1 night), or there is a $250 facilities fee for staying offsite.  NACAA has contracted for these hotel rooms and is financially obligated to fill our blocks, or we have to pay for the rooms – if they remain unsold.  THERE IS NO FACILITIES FEE…IF YOU STAY AT ONE OF 2 CONTRACTED HOTELS.


The two sites once again are: (both of these links are also on the homepage at – just scroll down below the homepage video clip until you see the Upcoming Events section – and underneath the Florida AM/PIC logo – you will find the direct links.

Lodging Request:

AM/PIC Registration:


April Edition of “The County Agent” magazine is On It’s Way!

For those of you who have requested a hard copy (printed) version of the magazine – it is at the printers and should be mailed shortly.  Production of this edition is delayed due to supply chain issues.  In the meantime – a copy of the magazine can be found online at:

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

NACAA 365 Webinar - April 13, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern Time - Change is in the Wind!

 NACAA 365 - Learn more about presenting at this year's NACAA AM/PIC

April 13, 2022 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

 Please register for this upcoming Webinar!

When: April 13, 2022 - 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Change is in the Wind!  Scholarship Process/Update

The NACAA Scholarship Committee will hold a webinar to discuss the changes that have taken place—starting this year. The scholarship award amounts are changing, and the vestment levels for scholarship eligibility.

Committee members will also cover scholarship deadlines and the scholarship application process and highlight the selection process.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

YouTube Link for NACAA 365 Webinar - Learn more about presenting at this year's NACAA AM/PIC

 The YouTube recording link for the March 9th NACAA 365 Webinar - "Learn more about presenting at this year's NACAA AM/PIC" can be found here:

Monday, March 7, 2022

Journal of NACAA, Call for Papers

Dear NACAA Member,


March 15 th  is the spring article submission deadline for publication in the June 1 st  issue of the Journal of the NACAA.  With the new platform, please use the following formatting guidelines as paper will be submitted in Word format within the website at:


Required format:

  • Maximum of 4,000 words plus tables, graphics and abstract.
  • First letter of words in title should be capitalized.
  • Literature citations should follow the American Psychological Association style guide:   In the abstract
  • Scientific names should be italicized with the genus name Capitalized and the species designation lowercased.
  • Must be in newest version of Microsoft Word. No pdf files will be considered
  • Must be in 12-point font: Helvetica.
  • Line spacing of 1.5 within paragraphs
  • No indentation for paragraphs but 12-point line spacing between paragraphs
  • 1-inch margins on each side

This is an opportunity for NACAA members to publish some of the great work you all are doing.  The Journal of NACAA considers diverse topics that include current research, case studies, examples of outstanding Extension programming, and innovative ideas.  Non-NACAA members can be authors as long as a co-author is a member.  However, we highly encourage non-member authors to join NACAA.


Publishing in the Journal of NACAA is a great way to build your resume/CV and document your successes as you work toward attaining promotion or tenure in your institution.


If you have any questions, please let me know.






Donald A. Llewellyn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Livestock Extension Specialist

Editor, Journal of NACAA

Washington State University Extension

ASLB 220

P.O. Box 646310

Pullman, WA  99164-6310


Phone: 509-335-8759


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March 2022 NACAA Reminders

March 15, 2022 is the deadline for Award Submissions, Poster Submissions, Presentation Submissions, Journal of NACAA Submissions and Leadership Position Applications.

You can submit at the following links:

Awards -

Posters -

Journal of NACAA -

Leadership Position Application -

Presentations -

You will need to be logged into the website as a 2022 paid member in order to apply or submit.  If you are having issues logging in - please send an email to and we can assist in resetting your password to allow you access.  Please make an attempt to log-into the nacaa website as soon as possible to make sure you have access.  NACAA will be limited to assist in the password reset process March 10-March 13 due to travel away from the office.   

Journal of NACAA article submissions will be uploaded as a Word File (change from previous submissions).  New guidelines are being developed on how to format your Word file, and will be sent to all members very soon.

Promotion & Tenure Reviewers

"Help Early Career Agents by Being a Promotion and Tenure Reviewer"
by Danny Lauderdale, Early Career Development Committee National Chair

The new NACAA website launched on December 1, 2021. I hope that everyone has been able to login to the new site and update your profile. One of the new features in the profile is to indicate interest in being a Promotion and Tenure Reviewer since some states require out-of-state reviewers. As I write this there are 54 promotion reviewers and 32 tenure reviewers. 

The Early Career Development Committee encourages all members to consider helping out other Agents that need a reviewer for promotion or tenure. When you login to the NACAA website you land on your 'MEMBER DASHBOARD" page. The first box on the upper left of the page under your welcome message is "EDIT MY PROFILE" (direct link is: Click that and scroll to the bottom of the page under "ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS" and check "Promotion", "Tenure" or both under the question "Are you interested in being a Promotion and Tenure Reviewer?". Below that indicate your rank by using the drop-down menu to help those looking for reviewers choose those with a rank above their current rank. 

For those looking for promotion or tenure reviewers, "MEMBER SEARCH" (direct link is: is below "EDIT MY PROFILE" on your "MEMBER DASHBOARD" page. After clicking on that, scroll down and check "Only show Promotion Reviewers" or "Only show Tenure Reviewers" then click on "SEARCH" to get a list. 

If anyone has questions or suggestions related to Early Career Development, please reach out to the Early Career Development Committee. You can feind committee contact info at:  NACAA | Committees  

We encourage you to take this and any other opportunity to help out an Early Career Agent.


Friday, January 28, 2022

State Officer's Workshop - January 31st - 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Greetings State Officers (and future leaders),


Are you currently serving as a State Officer, or anticipate taking on a state leadership role in the very near future?  If so, this State Officer's Workshop is for you!

Register   HERE !

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

2021-2022 NACAA State Officer's Workshop

Monday, January 31, 2022 11:00am – 12:00am Eastern Time

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Password: NACAA

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +13126266799,94992476999#  or +16468769923,94992476999# Or Telephone:


+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

+1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)

+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)

+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

+1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 949 9247 6999

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)

Meeting ID: 949 9247 6999

Password: 571359


Password: 571359



Melody Rose

Extension Agent III & Master Gardener Coordinator

Greene County

204 N. Cutler St.

Greeneville, TN 37745

423-812-2054  |

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Southern Region Director-National Association County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

NACAA 365 Webinar - New NACAA Website..."How-To"

 The NACAA 365 Webinar from January 12, 2022 has been posted to the NACAA website and can be found at the following links:

NACAA Website:  NACAA | Webinars

YouTube direct:

Thursday, January 6, 2022

January 2022 - NACAA Update

 NACAA January Activities

Dear NACAA Members,


Instead of sending 3 different e-blasts, we're combining information into one post to simplify everyone's life.

NACAA 365 Webinar  (Next week)

When: Jan 12, 2022 01:00 PM Indiana (East)
Topic: NACAA 365 Webinar - NACAA New Website....

Brief Overview - How To

NACAA Executive Director Scott Hawbaker will give us a brief overview of the new NACAA website found at

We'll run thru how to apply for an award, submit a presentation proposal, submit a poster, enter a Journal article for the Journal of well as do some general browsing to show you how to update your general info and where to find other items on the website.

Since there may be a lot of questions, we'll do our best to answer them during the call, but due to time limitations, we may just collect those in chat...and then Scott will follow up with answers and make them available to everyone.

Pre-registration is not required for this one - so join if you can.  We will be recording the webinar for future reference and placing on the NACAA website.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 542021
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13126266799,,81131028446#,,,,*542021# or +13017158592,,81131028446#,,,,*542021#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 811 3102 8446
Passcode: 542021
International numbers available:

NACAA Regional Directors Update (Newsletter)

Southern Region Director Melody Rose along with all of the other NACAA Regional Directors have pieced together an informative newsletter highlighting upcoming important dates and reminders (for all Regions).  Please view that newsletter here: - or download the attachment included with this e-blast.

The County Agent Magazine

The latest edition of The County Agent magazine has been mailed this week (for those of you who requested a hard copy).  A Digital version of the magazine can be found here:

This edition is the Committee/Awards edition which highlights leadership positions, leadership openings for the upcoming 2 years, as well as information on the award application, presentation and poster submission process currently underway.