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Galaxy IV was the first joint meeting of all Extension professional associations - we celebrated the sesquicentennial of the Land-Grant (Morrill act) and the centennial of the Smith-Lever act establishing the Cooperative Extension Service.

"From Humble Beginnings to Meeting Future Needs: The Vision Continues" 

2012 preliminary program agenda can be viewed at this link, then visit the tabs on the right side of page.

Early bird Registration is $425until July 31.  Click here to go to the conference registration page.  

Information on the Conference hotel [Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza] is now also available. Check link above first for registration codes and prices. 

  • October 9-13 2011 - Syracuse, NY  Our Legacy and Future: Moving Forward with Courage

Archived presentations are available:  

Florida's Alpha Delta Chapter was recognized with two Chapter awards at the 2011 National Conference:

  • Chapter of Merit - Platinum Award 
  • Achievement in Chapter Membership - Platinum Award

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(Click on thumbnail photos for certificates)!

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  • Dan Culbert - International Service Award - Southern Region:  story in Oct/Nov 2011ESP Connection       
  • Mary Beth R. Salisbury,  Distinguished Service- Alpha Delta Chapter

Dan Culbert lead a concurrent session, "A case study: UF International Extension programs in Costa Rica," and served on the National Global Relations Committee.  

Mary Keith also served on the National Scholarship, Grants and Recognition Committee

Note: In 2011 Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates its Centennial:  CCE System Centennial Conference: One Great Idea   




          ESP Awards Five Floridians at 2010 National Conference!  Florida was well represented in the 2010 National ESP Conference -  The following Alpha Delta Chapter members were recognized at the October Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming:

  • Chapter Distinguished Service Award Judy Butterfield

  • Continued Excellence Southern Region - Pam Allen

  • Mid Career Southern Region - Anita McKinney

  • Visionary Leadership Southern Region - Dr. Ray Mobley

  • International Service Southern Region - Ken Rudisill    See story in Fall 2010 ESP Connection

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