The Australasia-Pacific Extension Network Ltd. (APEN) is the professional organisation for extension professionals working with people to enable change and innovation in primary industries, natural resource management and communities.
APEN members are involved in government and industry agencies, agribusiness, community and rural development, adult education, communication, private practice, and educational institutions. Our network represents over 600 extension professionals across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.
APEN offers members:
a forum for professionals to share knowledge, information, skills and experience across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific
the opportunity to join a mentoring scheme to help you improve skills and abilities and a network which opens doors to future employment prospects and provides relative continuity for those working on short term contracts
a communication and support network between members and institutions sharing similar aspirations and challenges
a newsletter (ExtensionNet) covering industry news, case studies, extension theory and upcoming events
a journal (Rural Extension & Innovation Systems) providing the opportunity to publish extension research and practice findings
a monthly eBulletin with APEN news, other news, a reading brace and employment opportunities
a guide to public information available in extension
discount rates for APEN workshops, conferences and publications