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2001-12-07 Federation Forum


December 7, 2001

The Annual Forum of the North Carolina Federation of Cooperative Extension Associations was held on Friday, December 7, 2001 at the Lee County Extension Center in Sanford. The forum as called to order by President, Dr. Steve Lilley, who welcomed all present.

Denise Brown, President-Elect, introduced the group with a Getting To Know You….icebreaker.

Each association president or representative was asked to give a brief report of activities:

NCACAA – Johnny Hensley

The 2001 year has been a good one for the NC Association of County Agricultural Agents. Current state-wide membership is approximately 256 members and more than 300 life members. A few agents elected to retire during 2001 with the offered Discontinued Service Retirement.
The West District hosted the Annual State Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference June 26-28, 2001 at the Holiday Inn SunSpree in Asheville, NC. More than 200 agents, spouses, children and retired members were in attendance. Early bird activities included several commodity tours (Aquaculture, commercial vegetables, dairy and horticulture). NC Commissioner of Agriculture, Meg Scott Phipps delivered the keynote address at the opening lunch. Other tours followed in the afternoon (4-H projects, buffalo farm and feeding facilities; Queen Farm Feed Lots and Mountain Research Station, Western NC Arboretum and paper mil l-chipper operations). There were planned activities for spouses and youth throughout the meeting. Professional Improvement sessions and the business of the association were conducted prior to the Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday evening.

A host of agents, retired agents, and spouses from North Carolina attended the National meeting of NACAA in Albuquerque, New Mexico August 5-9. North Carolina was successful in the re-election of George Stancil as Treasurer of the National Association. North Carolina member, Fred Miller is also serving as Southern Region Director. We also picked up a few more leadership positions nationally as committee chairs and regional chairs or vice-chairs of committees.

The 2002 State Meeting and PIC will be hosted by the North Central District and will be held in Rocky Mount, NC June 25-27, 2002. The 2002 National Meeting will be held in Savannah, Ga., July 28-Aug. 1, 2002. The 2003 National Meeting is scheduled for July 13-17 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2004, we will be meeting in Orlando, Florida July 11-15.

North Carolina agents are positioning our state association to bid for the National meeting to be held in North Carolina. We are currently planning to place a bid to host the 2008 meeting during the 2004 meeting in Orlando, Fl. We are also considering a campaign to elect a Vice-President from North Carolina in the near future.

NCEAFCS – Denise Baker

There are 171 state members in the association. The 2001 NCEAFCS State Conference, ‘Putting The Pieces Together In The Mountains,’ was held in Asheville in August. The opening luncheon address, “Putting The Pieces Together in Professionalism,” was given by Jane Gault, National President, NEAFCS. The Awards Program was held at Biltmore Estates’ Deerpark Restaurant. Along with DSA, Florence Hall Award and Continued Excellence Awards, an official ‘Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between NCEAFCS and the NCCE Foundation and the Nadine Tope Endowment presentation was held. On Wednesday, the closing luncheon included entertainment by Eddie Swimmer, Cherokee Hoop Dancer, as well as Jacque Red Leaf’s closing address, ‘Putting The Pieces Together: Cultural Diversity.’ The National Meeting for the NEAFCS was held at Portland, Oregon the last week of October. Two of our state members served as national officers. The 2002 National Meeting will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on October 10. The 2002 state meeting ‘Rising To The Challenge…Leadership, Excellence, and Transition’ will be held in Rocky Mount on August 26-28.

NCAE4-HA – Robert Furr

There are 128 state members in 2001. Our recent annual meeting was held in Cary, NC at the Embassy Suites. The theme for the meeting was “Professionalism in a Dot Com World.” Our opening keynote speaker was Ms. Jane Bozarth of the Department of Justice sharing how to deal with technology and control stress levels.

Workshops offered during the meeting were: “So You Want to Work From Home?” “Digital Cameras 101” and “What’s Inside Your PC?” Tours were also offered to the Explorus Museum and the IBM manufacturing plant in Cary. The national meeting was held in Bismarck, North Dakota October 21-26. Twenty four members of the association attended the meeting. In 2002, plans are already set for the upcoming winter professional meeting to be held at Camp Dogwood January 24-25 and for the state annual meeting to be held in Cherokee August 21-23.

NCACES – Dr. Steve Washburn

Regular Meetings on first Fridays of Feb, May, and Oct except the past two years we have met for the October meeting on the same day as the induction program for the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension.

NCACES Educational Awards for 2001:

Mr. Ted Feitshans and Mr. Brandon King

“Land Preservation Web Site and Land Preservation Notebook”

David Green, Donn Ward, Barry Nash, Joyce Taylor, Greg Bolton, Lorraine DiBella

“The Seafood Science and Technology Program (SSTP)”

Carol A. Schwab

“Planning Your Estate – Online”

NCACES worked this year during the May meeting on the six issues addressed at the Federation Meeting.

Vice Chancellor Steve Jones was the featured speaker in October and plans are being made to have Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps as a speaker for one of the meetings in 2002.

Officers and Board Members 2001 and 2002 (* = attended federation meeting on December 7th).

2001 Officers and Board


*Steve Washburn (Animal Science)

Past President:

*Steve Lilley (Sociology and Anthropology)

President Elect:

*Karen DeBord (Family and Consumer Sciences)


*Dee Shore (Communication Services)

Board Members:

Mike Boyette (2001,Biol. and Agr. Engineering),

Tom Melton (2001, Plant Pathology),

Deanna Osmond (2001, Soil Science),

*John O’Sullivan (2002, NC A&T),

Brian Sheldon (2002, Poultry Science)

Fred Yelverton (2002, Crop Science).

2002 Officers and Board:


Karen DeBord (Family and Consumer Sciences)

Past President:

Steve Washburn (Animal Science)

President Elect:

*Ted Feitshans (Agricultural and Resource Economics)


Dee Shore (Communication Services)

Board Members:

John O’Sullivan (2002, NC A&T),

Brian Sheldon (2002, Poultry Science)

Fred Yelverton (2002, Crop Science).

*Larry Jahn (2003, Wood and Paper Science)

Chuck Moore (2003, Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Harriett Edwards (2003, 4-H and Youth Development)

NCCESA – Ella Moore

The 28th Annual State Meeting of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association was held at the Sheraton Capital Center, Raleigh on September 27-28, 2001. Deborah King from Onslow County was recipient of the Executive Board Award. We have 282 paid members. We had representatives attend Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) in Washington, DC, and the Alabama and South Carolina Extension Secretaries Association state meetings. Members have been invited to join Epsilon Sigma Phi, and some secretaries have joined. Denise Brown is upcoming president of the Federation.

NCAEPAAT – Deronnie Harrison

The 2001 state conference was held in Charlotte with great success. Of the 137 paid members, 124 attended. The theme was ‘Setting Trends For A Shining Future.’ New officers are: Aggie Rogers, President; Deronnie Harrison, President-Elect; Barbara Byers, Vice-President; Kittrane Sanders, Secretary; Lisa Hall, Treasurer; Marie Andrews, Nomination Chair; Martin Brewington, Parliamentarian. The 2002 conference will be held August 26-28 at the Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic Beach with a theme ‘Lighting The Way On The Sea Of Excellence’ to include purposeful workshops, energetic keynotes, and fun.

President Lilley recognized Drs. Ort, Zublena, and McKinnie (A & T University) for administrative responses to the following Issues/Solutions/Responses:

CEMPS introduced by Dr. Lilley

EMAPS introduced by J. B. Coleraine

Scholarly Activity introduced by Dr. Washburn

Multi-County Work introduced by Dr. Lilley

Computer Technology introduced by Dr. Lilley

Salary Equity (SPA/EPA) introduced by Christine Barrier and James Cochran

Copies of issues were available and lengthy discussions ensued. (Copy of issues attached for record.)

Prior to buffet lunch, Christine Barrier offered an inspirational invocation.

Business Session:

Secretary’s Report: President Lilley asked to wave consideration of minutes of the December 8, 2000 meeting due to the absence of the secretary.

Treasurer’s Report: J. B. Coleraine presented the following balances: checking, $1,039.25; money market, $3,086.05; share, $63. 60 for a total of $4,188.90. Motion was made by Johnny Hensley to approve this report, seconded by Sandy Wiggins, and was carried. President Lilley will audit the treasurer’s final reports.

New Business:

President Lilley presented certificates of appreciation to the 2001 officers and board members and recognized the 2002 officers and board members.

Past President Sandy Wiggins installed the following as 2002 Officers:

President – Denise Brown, NCCESA

President-Elect – Dave Goff, NCAE4-HA

Secretary – Kathy Dugan, NCACAA

Treasurer – Lisa Hall, NCAEPAAT

Webmaster – Susan Condlin, NCEAFCS

Past President – Steve Lilley, NCACES

Immediate-Past President Lilley presented the gavel to newly installed President Denise Brown who asked for announcements, and gave a reminder to check the Federation webpage for information, dates, etc.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Christine Barrier
Acting Secretary

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