Joint Council of Extension Professionals Award for Creative Excellence

Often, the most creative and innovative ideas - the ones that advance the science and art of Cooperative Extension - come not from committees, but rather from individuals or small teams who will see something at first that the rest of us don't. Through their insight, passion and persistence, their "wild ideas" gain acceptance, enabling all of us to excel. This award recognizes those individuals or small teams for their unique contributions - whether they are early in their Extension careers, mid-career, or late-career. For the purposes of this award, innovation is an approach to emerging issues or addressing existing issues in exceptionally creative or novel ways that get results, and that other want to emulate. Click here for more information.