Arizona Agriculture Extension Association
AAEA is part of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), and is open to all employees of the University of Arizona interested in agricultural research, education and outreach. Our diverse membership includes professionals working in the fields of crop production, livestock, controlled environment, aquaculture, forestry, water quality, turf, pasture, and many other areas.
The purpose of the Arizona Agriculture Extension Association shall be to: encourage professional improvement and quality performance among Extension workers, promote cooperation, loyalty and understanding among Exension people and other University of Arizona personnel, improve the effectiveness of Cooperative Extension work, advance the basic importance and position of American agriculture in our national economy, carry out the policies and programs of the Land Grant Colleges in the United States, and to apply scientific knowledge to agriculture and agricultural pursuits.
There are a variety of professional improvement and networking benefits to joining the Association:
- Networking and collaborative opportunities with Extension Professionals within Arizona, the Western region, and across the nation working in agriculture;
- Two AAEA State Meetings per year focusing on Arizona agriculture around the state;
- Subscription to "The County Agent" magazine - a national magazine addressing issues and concerns as well as celebrating the success of people and programs across the country;
- Subscription to the AAEA email listserv, connecting all Arizona members;
- Opportunity to attend NACAA's Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference; and,
- An outstanding national awards program and an outstanding national scholarship program
Your $60 dues include membership to the AAEA and the NACAA, plus a subscription to the The County Agent quarterly magazine. Membership isn't just for county agriculture agents: specialists, program and research staff will also benefit from the Associations' opportunities for peer networking and professional development at state and national meetings.
contact Hattie Braun, AAEA Treasurer, Coconino County Cooperative Extension, 2304 N. 3rd St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-3605
Josh Sherman, AAEA President
Cochise County Cooperative Extension
450 S. Haskell Avenue, Suite A
Willcox, AZ 85643