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. 

New JCEP Award

Excellence in Extension Engagement

Applications Due May 31

Land grant universities provide research-based educational programs, events, and experiences in addition to other strategies and resources to improve the lives of individuals and families and to strengthen businesses and communities. This award recognizes high quality, evidence-based Extension work that has documented outcomes and impacts with clientele and is strengthening the Extension profession. It is recognized that JCEP member organizations work in a variety of disciplines and there are myriad ways to be successful within these parameters.


Scope of Award

This award recognizes an individual or team contribution that improves the lives of clientele and communities and strengthens the Extension profession through the application of scholarship in engagement. Components of scholarly engagement include:

·       Local needs driven

·       Work is grounded in scholarly practice, through the application of appropriate best practices, literature, or program evaluation (as appropriate to position)

·       Effort is effective beyond the initial audience/geography

·       Extension professionals are being strengthened within or across states or institutions

·       Innovative efforts are shared with other professionals to improve how Extension impacts clientele