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Staff Development

All county Extension faculty, regardless of tenure, benefit from continued staff development. In discussions with your District Extension Director, Program Development Coordinator/Specialist and County Extension Coordinator, you can select appropriate trainings and other opportunities and build a professional development plan which will meet your short-term and long-term goals, both in programming and in personal growth.

Professional Development

Beyond Extension staff development opportunities, it is the responsibility of every county Extension faculty member, new and experienced, to actively pursue professional development opportunities. These may include participation in Extension and other professional associations, attending conferences, seminars, workshops, graduate course work, or other educational programs. Talk with your colleagues to get suggestions for what would be most beneficial to you.

Extension Professional Associations

  • Georgia/National Association of County Agricultural Agents

  • Georgia/National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Georgia/National Association of Extension 4-H Agents
    (GAE4-HA / NAE4-HA)
  • Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, Cooperative Extension Professionals Association
    Membership by invitation after five years experience
    (ESP-Georgia / ESP-National)

Other Related Associations

  • Georgia/American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Georgia Cattlemen’s Association
  • Georgia Weed Society
  • Georgia Plant Food Society
  • Georgia Volunteer Leader Association
  • Georgia Counselor Alumni Association
  • Georgia Farm Bureau
  • Georgia Association of Educational Leadership
  • UGA Alumni Association