Many of our member institutions are land grant universities with formal extension missions. Through our Extension Committee we seek to promote this important work through actions such as advocating for Renewable Resources Extension Act funding. In cooperation with the National Woodland Owners Association the Extension Committee also conducts an annual competition to recognize the outstanding family forestry education program. The 2017 Family Forests Education Award was presented to Oregon State University for its ‘Outstanding Comprehensive Educational Program to Improve Management of Family Owned Forests’. comprehensive extension education program. Nominations are currently being sought through CALL FOR 2018 NOMINATIONS for the 2018 Award. A list of previous recipients can be viewed here.
In recent years the role of the Extension Committee has expanded to include outreach to NAUFRP’s many partners. This has led to the development of formal Memoranda of Agreement and/or the development of partner research priority lists that can be shared with our members with the American Forest Foundation and the NASF NAUFRP MOA.
NAUFRP Extension Committee Chair – Jeff Stringer, University of Kentucky