NEAFCS is the only professional association serving the unique needs of family and consumer science educators working in the Extension system.

Membership Application Forms

Active and Affiliate Member Form
Life Member Form
Student Member Form
Partner Member Form

Who Should Join

Active Membership - If you are an Extension employee working in any capacity with family and consumer sciences or home economics programming, with a minimum of a bachelor's degree, you should be an Active Member of NEAFCS. Click here for information on the benefits of membership with NEAFCS.

Associate Membership - If you are an individual meeting the requirements for an active member, but located where there is no affiliated state/territory affiliate or no state/territory affiliate which will allow his/her membership may pay annual dues directly to the association and become an Associate Member of NEAFCS. Click here for information on the benefits of membership with NEAFCS.

Student Membership - If you are a full time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a university, college, or other educational setting, studying family consumer sciences or related field with an interest in Extension Education as a future career who is not currently employed as an Extension Educator, you should be a Student Member of NEAFCS. Student members may seek membership in NEAFCS by paying the designated dues amount to the state treasurer in the state of the school they are attending and one half national dues to National treasurer. Membership may be obtained by submitting a student status statement verifying their full time student status. Click here for information on the benefits of membership with NEAFCS. You may also wish to view our Student Member postcard by clicking here.

Life Membership - If you are a former Extension employee who has been an Active member of the association for at least 5 years, you should become a Life Member of NEAFCS.  Click here for information on the benefits of membership with NEAFCS.

Partner Membership - If you are an individual employed by a State Land Grant Institution with a bachelor’s degree or working in a corporate/business field related to the work of Extension Educators, you should be Partner Member of NEAFCS.  Partner Member Benefits

Membership Benefits

As a member of NEAFCS, you will enhance your career and have a positive impact on your profession. NEAFCS members enjoy the following benefits from their participation in the association:

  • Access to a growing, nationwide network of more than 2,000 Extension professionals actively involved in Family & Consumer Sciences programming in their communities.
  • Opportunities to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills by serving in a leadership capacity on the state or national level.
  • Forums for presenting research and program information and discussing common Extension concerns.
  • Opportunities to publish research in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Recognition for outstanding achievements through an extensive awards and recognition program.
  • Access to professional development opportunities on the state, regional and national levels.
  • The ability to earn continuing education credits through participation in national meetings.
  • Up to date information on the latest products, methods, materials and technological advances to enhance the effectiveness of your programs.
  • The opportunity to develop lasting friendships.

How to Join

Dues to join NEAFCS are $100 for national plus any state dues. To determine the amount of your state dues, contact your state affiliate president or membership chair. For a list of state affiliate officers click here.

Once you have determined the amount of your state dues, complete a membership application form and submit it with payment to your state affiliate president or membership chair for processing.

If there is not a state affiliate in your area, or you do not qualify to join your state affiliate, but do qualify for national membership, you may join national as an Associate member by completing the application and submitting it directly to the national office with your dues payment of $100.


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