2019 Annual Session 

Hershey Lodge ~ Hershey, PA
September 30 - October 3, 2019

Join us in Hershey, the sweetest place on earth, to Nurture the Richness of Lifelong Learning.  The Annual Session will increase the ability of members to access and utilize relevant, research and evidence-based resources to address current and emerging issues and promote lifelong learning; showcase excellence in innovative programs to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities; provide networking opportunities that nourish new partnerships on multi-state and national issues. 

Advanced Registration is now closed.  You may register onsite starting on Sunday, September 30. For more information on the Annual Session including registration details visit https://www.neafcs.org/2019-annual-session.


App Updates Are Here! 

The App is going to be your guide for the upcoming 2019 NEAFCS Annual Session in Hershey. Left your Program Book in your room? No problem! Want to rate the session you just attended? Tap and send! Want to see who's exhibiting? The map even shows you where their booth is located!

Full Schedule of Events & Presentations
A full, detailed schedule is available under the Schedule Module. Check it out and start planning what sessions you will attend! Each color has a category to show track, event, or committee meeting for quick reference.

Calling All Presenters
If you're a presenter and not yet on the app, you are missing out! Registered users can be contacted directly through the app. Get registered with the app today so participants can communicate with you!

  • If you would like to share your presentation, handouts, etc., on the App prior to Annual Session, you may upload them to the following link. Please make sure to title your files with your name followed by presentation title (ex: John Smith - Best Presentation Ever) - https://www.dropbox.com/request/rHk8wx4y3Uiu33mML7ky

You can rate all presenters with the tap of your finger! This is a great way to provide instant feedback when you're on-site.

Interactive Maps
Use the interactive maps to find vendors in the Exhibit Hall. What a great way to meet the exhibitors with ease!

Click here for details on how to win a FREE registration to attend the 2020 Annual Session in Snowbird, Utah!

Click on the app store of your choice below to download the 2019 NEAFCS Annual Session app!



2019 President's Charity

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical housing ministry with the goal of eliminating poverty housing.  Harrisburg Habitat offers a variety of housing programs, geared towards ensuring that everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home. They offer Home Ownership, Veteran Repair Corps and Critical Home Repair programs to members of the Greater Harrisburg Area.

The Home Ownership program is a joint venture which utilizes 350 hours of families’ labor “sweat equity hours” to successfully build a house.  The home is then be sold to the family at an affordable monthly mortgage payment. The Critical Home Repair program is designed to help keep low-income families in their existing homes by making home repairs for which there is a need.  Both the Critical Home Repair program and the Veteran Repair Corps program address five key areas: Safety, Security, Accessibility, Code Violations, and Energy Efficiency.

As you can see Habitat for Humanity utilize volunteers to help transform communities while building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Thus, Habitat for Humanity conducts their business similar to Cooperative Extension in the sense that both organizations utilize volunteers to help families improve their lives and living conditions. 

If you are unable to attend the 2019 Annual Session, you can mail a check to NEAFCS at 325 John Knox Road, Suite L103, Tallahassee, FL 32303 before September 20th. Please make checks payable to “NEAFCS” and in the memo line, please write “Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area”.

Additionally, baskets will be available to collect donations during both the Opening General Session on Monday and the Regional Awards Luncheons on Tuesday. You may contribute with cash or checks. Please make checks payable to Harrisburg Area Habitat for Humanity.

Your donations will be used for the following items:

  • $25 buys a box of nails that will be used to construct a safe, sturdy house
  • $50 buys a bucket of paint to transform bare walls
  • $100 buys a bathroom sink, vanity, and faucet
  • $250 buys a front door and the promise of security in a new home

2019 PILD Presentation by NIFA on Family & Consumer Sciences 

To download this presentation, please click on the image below. Included in the presentation are several useful links including grant and curriculum information. (This file is a PDF.)


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]

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!

© Copyright 2018, NEAFCS. All rights reserved.
325 John Knox Rd. Suite L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
P: (850) 205-5638 / F: (850) 222-3019