The National ERME Program has initiated an annual award to recognize outstanding projects conducted in each of the four regions of the country. The Award seeks to highlight excellence in Extension programming and Project Director scholarship – as well as to promote the many successful ERME projects and resulting educational resources.
The initial regional awards were made at the 2019 ERME National Conference, on April 3 in Louisville, Kentucky. Awardees were introduced during the General Session Luncheon, and then made presentations on their projects during a 75-Minute Professional Development Session that afternoon. The Project Directors recognized in 2019 had received funding for their projects in 2016. Next year, Project Directors from the 2017 ERME cohort will be eligible to apply for an Outstanding Project Award.
Project Director Seth Wilner, of the University of New Hampshire, received the 2019 award in the Northeast Region. Seth’s project was titled, “Developing Leadership and Human Resource Management Skills for Mid and Late Career Farmers”. Please click here to view a story highlighting the impacts of this project on one particular farm family. A story about the project as a whole is available above under Project Success Stories above (select New Hampshire). Additional project details are available in the Completed Projects section of the national ERME website (click on the project title to access all information).