2019 Annual Session 

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

Thank you for joining us in Hershey, PA for the sweetest Annual Session. 

Speakers that provided handouts or a copy of their presentation have been uploaded to the Annual Session App.  To view these materials click the Schedule tab, select the specific session and access the documents directly. Access the handouts online by clicking here.

NEW: Annual Session photos are now available here.


Upcoming NEAFCS Members Only Webinars

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Highlights of the Developmental Disabilities Training Series
Description: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than six million individuals in the United States have developmental disabilities. About one in six children between the ages of 3 and 17 in the U.S. has one or more developmental disabilities or developmental delays. To better develop and implement programming that meet the needs of  people living with disabilities, it is important for Extension professionals to gain an understanding of developmental disabilities, their relationship to learning and behavior, and how to make accommodations and modifications to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join Michelle Brill and Jeannette Rea Keywood of Rutgers Cooperative Extension as they introduce you to the five course modules of their Developmental Disabilities Training Series, available in person or online: Overview of Disabilities; Disabilities and Learning; Understanding and Managing Behavior; Visual Supports; and Understanding Disabilities Laws and Making Program Adaptations. 
To register visit https://neafcs.memberclicks.net/webinars

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Creating Recipes with Food Safety in Mind
Description: After attending the training participants will: Increase their knowledge of importance of including food safety steps in recipes. Increase their ability to identify and correct subjective cooking food indicators in recipes. Identify how to insert the 4 keys to safe food handling into recipes. Describe one or more ways to add food safety steps to recipes. 
To register visit https://neafcs.memberclicks.net/webinars


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.


Public Issues Leadership Conference (PILD) Call for Presentations
Deadline - November 17, 2019

The 2020 Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference will be April 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This conference is sponsored by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP). 
The Planning Committee is seeking abstracts that address the conference theme and will strengthen the leadership capacities of attendees from across the nation. Please remember that these sessions are for professional development and are not program reports. See the Request for Proposals (RFP) at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G5TXn74UtagXYB_gH1DT8mHJwp2Yu30H/view for guidance. 

Go to www.jcep.org for up-to-date conference information. You can also find the link on the NEAFCS Public Affairs Home Page. 

PILD first timers may be eligible for one of the 20 ($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 available per affiliate. The scholarship application window will open in mid-December. See the December NEAFCS Network e-newsletter for details. 


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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