Nominations Sought for 2021 Family Forests Education Awards
Nominations are being sought through September 20, 2021 for the Family Forests Education Awards co-sponsored by the National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) and the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP).
The Comprehensive Program and Individual Project awards will be presented to educational institutions deemed to have delivered programming most benefiting family forest owners over the last five years. Any educational institution is eligible. The awards will be presented to the administrative unit originating and hosting the programming. Note – this year’s Individual Project Award will focus on educational programming responses to the 2020 pandemic. For more details and information see the Call for Nominations here.
Extension Committee Update Slide 2020 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 2019 Family Forests Education Award was presented to the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resouces for its comprehensive extension education program. A list of previous recipients can be viewed Family Forests Education Award Recipients thru 2019 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 Committee Members