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

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Membership Application Forms

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

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Who Should Join

Active/Affiliate Membership - If you are an Extension employee working in any capacity with family and consumer sciences programming with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, you can be an Active/Affiliate Member of NEAFCS.   $100 per year

Student Membership - If you are a full time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a University, College, or other educational setting studying Family and Consumer Sciences or related field with an interest in Extension Education as a future career, and are not currently employed as an Extension Educator, you can 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. You may also wish to view our Student Member postcard by clicking here.  $50 per year

Life Membership - If you have been an active or affiliate member of NEAFCS for at least five (5) years and have retired, resigned, or otherwise become ineligible for active or affiliate membership, you can you can become a Life Member of NEAFCS. Should you ever re-enter the Extension service, you will be required to resume active membership status and pay annual dues.  $300 one-time payment

Partner Membership - If you are 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 can become a Partner Member of NEAFCS.  Partner Member Benefits  $100 per year

Member in Transition: Individuals who have been employed in any capacity with family and consumer sciences programming, who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and who have been a member of NEAFCS, but has currently been furloughed, placed on temporary work assignment, working in a part-time role, or is on a leave of absence may maintain membership in the state Affiliate and NEAFCS. A member could stay in this membership category for a maximum of five (5) years and then pay dues to become a Life Member. $50 per year

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 over 1,800 Extension professionals 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 at the Annual Session (i.e. webinars, concurrent sessions and poster sessions).
  • Opportunities to publish research in a peer-reviewed publication - the online Journal of NEAFCS
  • Recognition for outstanding achievements through an extensive awards and recognition program.
  • Access to professional development opportunities on the state, regional and national levels. This includes free webinars for all members sponsored by NEAFCS, valued at $50 each or more.
  • Discount on Annual Session registration package for members.
  • The ability to earn continuing education credits through participation in the Annual Session and webinars. 
  • Up-to-date information on the latest products, methods, materials and technological advances to enhance the effectiveness of your programs.
  • Opportunities to obtain free programming information and network with vendors at Annual Session. 
  • Opportunity to serve as External Reviewers for promotion and tenure as well as publication reviews. 
  • The opportunity to develop lasting friendships.
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How to Join

Dues to join NEAFCS are listed above based on membership selection, 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 Affiliate member by completing the application and submitting it directly to the national office with your dues payment of $100.

Partner members should fill out the application form and mail it, along with their dues payment, directly to the National Office.