Three Important Member Benefit Portals Now Open

1) Now Accepting Proposals for the 2020 NEAFCS Annual Session

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions and showcases of excellence for our 2020 NEAFCS Annual Session.  You must be a current NEAFCS member to apply.  To find the submission link, click here. You will be taken to a members-only page. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020. For more information, please visit the Annual Session web page here.

2) NEAFCS Awards System Now Open

The awards system is now open. Go to the NEAFCS Awards page to find out more and to submit your application. The deadline to complete your online awards application is March 16th. Make sure to read the NEAFCS Awards Manual for changes to this years awards program including new awards.


  • National deadline for award winners moving to the National level is March 15. 
  • Your 2020 NEAFCS Membership must be paid/postmarked by December 31st in order to qualify for an award. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact your state affiliate.

3) NEAFCS Impact Statement Portal Now Open

Members are invited to contribute to the official Impact Statements of NEAFCS. The Affiliate President should finalize and coordinate their state's submission by February 1. Click here to visit the Impact Statement portal. 


Upcoming NEAFCS Members Only Webinars

Thursday, January 23, 2020
2020 Bake For Family Fun Month Builds Real Life Benefits (the Home Baking Association)

The Bake For Family Fun Webinar is co-hosted with NEAFCS by partner Home Baking Association. The month is dedicated to baking's 2020 benefits to individuals and families. These include building real time communication while producing a delicious food for the family or others. "Adulting" food skills can be shared between generations along with new or old traditions. Receive dozens of downloadable ready-to-teach or share baking resources for food safety, how-to-bake, community service and school enrichment.  Presented by: Sharon Davis & Charlene Patton with the Home Baking Association

To register visit


PILD First Timers Scholarship Applications Portal Now Open from December 10 to February 1

The 2020 Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference will be April 5-8, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Past PILD attendees have found this professional development experience very valuable, so be sure to read their reflections on the NEAFCS website.

PILD first-time attendees may be eligible for one of the twenty $455 NEAFCS 1st Timer's scholarships. Contact your affiliate President if you wish to be considered for the state PILD team and this award. Only one scholarship is allocated per affiliate. The scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis among those who complete the application as directed. Attendees are required to submit a reflection article and photo after participating.

The PILD scholarship applications are collected online here. The PILD conference is sponsored by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP). Go to for up-to-date conference information. You also can find the link on the NEAFCS Public Affairs Home Page. Conference registration opens January 2, 2020


JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Scholarship Application Now Open

**You must be the President, President-Elect or approved designee of an active Affiliate of NEAFCS in order to apply for this scholarship.**

One of the primary goals of NEAFCS is to develop leadership skills in our members. With that goal in mind, the NEAFCS Board of Directors established the JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Scholarship to encourage attendance by Affiliate Presidents, President-elects or other emerging leaders. 

Recognizing that many of our Affiliates don’t have the resources to send a representative, the NEAFCS Board of Directors is offering scholarships to subsidize the cost of attendance. Please see the JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Scholarship guidelines and application here for consideration.

Scholarships will be offered on a first come, first serve basis with preference given to first time attendees who complete the application by December 15.  After this date, scholarships will be awarded based on date received. A total of 35 scholarships are available for 2020 with only one (1) being awarded per Affiliate.


We  Our Partner Members

Active Parenting Publishers
Michael Popkin
1220 Kennestone Circle, Ste 130
Marietta, Georgia 30066
800-825-0060 ext. 139
[email protected] 

American Cleaning Institute
Brian Sansoni

VP of Communication & Membership
1331 L Street, NW #650
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
[email protected]

B-Sew Inn
Josie Baird
Education Division Manager
2530 Chandler Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403
(888) 560-3227
[email protected]

Home Baking Association
Sharon Davis

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
HBA, 2931 Gainsboro Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614
[email protected]

Learning Zone Express
Mary Beth Anderson
Educational Consultant
667 E. Vine St.
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
[email protected]

National Endowment for Financial Education
Susan Sharkey
1331-17 Street Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado 80202
[email protected]

Newell Brands (Previously Jarden Home Brands)
Jessica Piper

9999 East 121st Street
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 567-8621
[email protected]

Partnership for Food Safety Education
Kathryn Weston
Community Engagement Manager
2345 Crystal Drive #800
Arlington, VA 22202
[email protected]

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Beverly Samuel
National Program Leader
1400 Independence Ave SW, MS 2250
Washington, DC 20250
[email protected]


Welcome to the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Network, Grow, Succeed - The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. We provide education in:
  • Food preparation, food safety and nutrition
  • Financial Management
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Home & work environment and safety
  • Relationship and parenting skills
  • and much more!

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Tallahassee, FL 32303
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