Joint Council of Extension Professionals

If you're a member of any of our member associations you're a member of JCEP.

Our Mission

To elevate Extension’s national reputation as an organization of excellence and synergistically leverage the strengths of member associations to foster leadership, collaboration, professional development, scholarly activity, strategic partnerships, and advocate for the profession. 

Our Values

Our Conferences

Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)


Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD)


The aim of ELC is to build leadership capacity, and provide professional development and networking opportunities for state officers and members of the Extension Associations:

·        ANREP

·        ESP

·        NACAA

·        NACDEP

·        NAE4-HYDP

·        NAEPSDP, and

·        NEAFCS.

The purpose of the PILD Conference is to:

·        provide professional development to broaden understanding of public policy issues impacting Extension and Extension clientele,

·        enhance advocacy and public policy education skills,

·        share how changing political environments affect support for Extension,

·        build support for Extension through consistent and targeted communication with decision makers,

·        strengthen partnerships and explore new linkages with local, state, and federal agencies, and

·        encourage visits with federal legislators and decision makers.

Future Conferences

ELC 2025 - February 19-20, 2025 in Savannah, GA - Details to Come

PILD 2025 - April 7-8, 2025 in Arlington, VA - Details to Come

See you in Savannah, GA!

February 19-20, 2025