NACAA Mission

  • Foster the professional improvement of its members

  • Communication and cooperation among all Extension Educators

  • Enhancement of the image of the Cooperative Extension System

  • Development of personal growth opportunities of Extension professionals

Membership Benefits

  • Camaraderie with 79 Iowa State University staff in agriculture.
  • Awards and recognition.
  • Professional improvement opportunities.
  • Scholarship program for educational endeavors.
  • Contact with over 4000 Extension agriculture professionals nationwide.
  • Networking with Ag industry leaders.
  • Membership in NACAA entitles you to be a member of ISUCEP.

County Agents are professional educators who work with individuals, families, businesses, and communities. These professionals may be called Extension Educators, Area Regional Specialists or Administrators promoting education on issues relating to:

  • agriculture

  • natural resources

  • community development

  • water quality

  • forestry

  • aquaculture

  • pest management

  • food safety

  • commercial and community horticulture.

As part of a national and global educational network, Extension educators combine expertise and resources at the local, state, and federal levels. This network includes:

  • County government

  • Land-grant Universities

  • USDA Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service

  • Joint Council of Extension Professionals

Extension educators are located in county, regional, and university offices throughout the country, serving a variety of roles.


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