ERME Outstanding Project Award

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 Outstanding Project Awards are presented to the Project Directors at the ERME National Conference.

2021 Northeast Region ERME Outstanding Project Award Recipient:  Leslie Forstadt

Project Director Leslie Forstadt, of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, received the 2021 award in the Northeast Region. Leslie’s project was titled, “Facilitating Communication in Farm Families with Personalized Coaching”.   Please click here to view a story highlighting the impacts of this project on one particular farm family. Additional project details are available in the Completed Projects section of the national ERME website (click on the project title to access all information).

2020 Northeast Region ERME Outstanding Project Award Recipient:  Elizabeth Higgins

Project Director Elizabeth Higgins, of Cornell University, received the 2020 award in the Northeast Region.  Elizabeth’s project was titled, “Good to Great – Improving Labor Management on Fruit and Vegetable Farms in New York State”.   Please click here to view a story highlighting the impacts of this project on one particular farm family. Additional project details are available in the Completed Projects section of the national ERME website (click on the project title to access all information).

2019 Northeast Region ERME Outstanding Project Award Recipient:  Seth Wilner

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).