The deadline for applications is October 10th for consideration. Please let me know if you have any questions. Don't forget that for many of these scholarships you must have contributed $40 to the association's scholarship fund.
Here is information on the scholarships with additional information and criteria posted on the GACAA website as well as attached to this email:
First Timer Scholarship: There are two scholarships for active GACAA member employed less than 5 years and planning to attend the next scheduled NACAA AM/PIC as a First Timer. These scholarships will pay a maximum of $750 reimbursement to the recipient after they attend the NACAA AM/PIC. More information is available on the GACAA website.
Professional Scholarship: There are three scholarships of up to $750 for active GACAA members. These scholarships may be used for graduate study and/or other educational professional improvement activities. GACAA scholarships are supported by member contributions, scholarship auction proceeds, Sunbelt Expo food booth sales and sponsorship by Georgia Farm Credit Association. More qualification information is available on the GACAA website.
Family Scholarship: There is one $1,000 scholarship awarded annually. The applicants must be a child, spouse or grandchild of a GACAA Active or Life member. The scholarship will be valid for any two or four year college or university in any state for work toward a BS or Graduate degree. More qualification information is available on the GACAA website.
Attached is the First Call for Oral Presentations for the 2013 GACAA AM/PIC at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, Lake Lanier Island, Nov. 4-6.
The deadline for submission this year is Monday, October 1st by 5:00pm.
You can see the Guidelines which includes the score sheet used to judge presentations for the Applied Research and Extension Education divisions. Also, the rules and procedure for entering can be found in the Guidelines "2013 Oral Presentations."
PLEASE NOTE: The guidelines are different for the two categories. Please read the correct guideline for the category in which you want to compete.
This year the competition will allow 10 participants in each category. Please read over the attached documents and contact me by email or phone if you have any questions.
We're looking forward to another excellent group of presentations in 2013!
2013 GACAA Oral Presentations Chairman
Weed Science Award applications are due on October 15th, 2013. This award is sponsored by Dr. Stanley Culpepper and Dr. Eric Prostko. This Award recognizes the excellence of GACAA members who have developed, conducted, and reported an outstanding weed science educational effort.
Excellence in Forage Education Award applications are due on October 10, 2013. This award is sponsored by Pennington Seed, Inc. This award recognizes excellence by GACAA members who have developed and carried out outstanding Extension education programs in livestock and wildlife related forage production.
Conservation Tillage Award applications are due on October 1, 2013. This award is based on total County Conservation Tillage Educational Programs.
Georgia King Cotton Award applications are due on October 14, 2013. The Georgia King Cotton Awards for Georgia County Agents is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission. The Georgia King Cotton Awards recognize outstanding contributions of County Agents to Georgia cotton producers. The Senior Award is for agents with 10 or more years of service, while the Junior Award (the Allen B. Fulford Award) is for those with less than 10 years of service. The latter award honors the accomplishments and memory of Allen Fulford as a County Extension Agent and state Cotton Agronomist. Please contact Dr. Guy Collins with questions regarding this award. Attached is the information regarding this award.
There will not be a Tobacco Improvement Program Award this year.
Don't miss these great opportunities to highlight your work. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The senior member author of the poster must be registered for the GACAA AM/PIC and be in attendance during the AM/PIC, unless exempted by GACAA President because of extenuating circumstances. (Established by GACAA Board action, November, 2008).
Awards and Recognition:
Winning participants will be recognized at meeting and receive certificates and cash awards.
First Place: $200.00
Second Place: $100.00
Third Place: $75.00
Please complete and submit entry forms and abstracts for each category electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by: October 11, 2013.
2013 GACAA Professional Excellence Chair
The Fall volume of the Journal of the NACAA will be published on June 1st.
Any successful Extension Agent, Specialist or related faculty likely doing something worth publishing. Ideas include current research, masters/doctoral thesi, case studies and bright ideas are all worthy of consideration. Non-NACAA members can be authors as long as the lead author is a member.
Publishing in a peer reviewed journal is a very significant resume/CV builder whether or not you are in the hunt for tenure or promotion. Successful authors will have the opportunity for their Dean, Director or board to be personally notified by the journal of their successful submission.
If you have any questions, need help or would like to bounce an article idea off of me, please do not hesitate to contact me.
***I will be in Indonesia teaching poultry rearing from March 12-30. Any questions submitted to the journal during that time will be answered when I return***
Four individuals, one from each NACAA region, will annually be selected for this two year program on a competitive basis (after the initial year there will be 8 individuals in the program in any given year).
The seminars will occur in the spring and fall of each year with the specific date determined by the host state and SARE region, with input from the participants.
Economy air travel will be provided to successful applicants to attend each training seminar in the selected region.
Meals and lodging expenses will also be paid by the program sponsors, but incidental and additional expenses will be the responsibility of the participants.
Successful participants will also receive a complete USDA SARE library courtesy of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) in Washington, DC and a $1,500 stipend to be used for program support, materials or hardware, including the purchase of equipment, such as computers, if desired.
If you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance please let me know.
2. Once your account is created, log into the site.
3. Read all the information found on the page after logging in.
4. At the bottom left corner of the page you will see the Create New button: click on it if you wish to submit an abstract.
5. The submission process asks for a short abstract and a long abstract. These can be the same if the author so chooses, but the author has to fill in both places or the submission will not be accepted.
6. The short abstract can be no more than 300 characters long not words.
7. The part where the authors are listed is a different than what we are familiar with, however it is not difficult. Authors will need to make sure to read the instructions to figure it out.
8. Once your abstract has been submitted, you must do a final review and then approve/save for the submission to be accepted.
9. You will get a confirmation email from Andy Londo that your abstract has been submitted and received. This email will need to be saved. The email will contain your submission reference number. If you do not receive an email, your abstract was not submitted properly.
All abstract submissions must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Eastern Standard Time , Thursday January 10, 2013.