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 professional

Membership Benefits

  • Camaraderie with 45 Iowa State University staff in agriculture.
  • Awards and recognition.
  • Professional improvement opportunities.
  • Scholarship program for educational endeavors.
  • Contact with over 3,000 Extension agriculture professionals nationwide.
  • Networking with Ag industry leaders.

What We Do...

The IAEA and NACAA strive to:

  • Advance the professional status of Extension agents and specialists with agriculture-related Extension appointments.
  • Encourage, promote, and provide professional improvement for all members.
  • Provide for the exchange of ideas, methods, and techniques.
  • Represent professional interests of members in matters of public policy and affairs.
  • Promote public confidence, esteem, and respect for Cooperative Extension.
  • Recognize professional excellence in Cooperative Extension nationwide

IAEA / NACAA members are professional educators who work with individuals, families, businesses, and communities. These professionals may be called Extension Educators, 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:

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


More about the Iowa Agricultural Extension Association and the
National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Awards & Recognition (Click on the Meeting Info tab above for application due dates.