Human talent is the key driver of the future of agriculture, primary production, natural resources and our rural communities - and, hence, our relevance to extension practices
Sharing your thoughts and ideas with other like-minded people is a great way to make connections that are so crucial to strengthen our extension practices.
A new APEN membership category
On 1 July 2021 APEN will introduce an APEN Professional Membership(APEN-PM) in addition to the existing membership categories of: Ordinary, Student, Retiree, Overseas Affiliate, Corporate and Life membership.
Professional Membership of APEN will bestow several additional benefits including:
Recognition of your high level of skills, knowledge and experience in extension gained through professional experience and/or formal qualifications
Recognition of your high level of commitment to ongoing professional development
Recognition of your understanding of industry ethics and accountability
The use of post nominal APEN-PM and
Exposure through a listing of skills in the APEN register which employers/funders can access (on the APEN website)
To join as an APENProfessional Member you will need to submit an application documenting:
Commitment to ongoing professional development and
Commitment to upholding APEN’s Statement of Values and Code of Ethics
Roe Currie is retiring after her now nearly 26 years of running the APEN Secretariat!
It is hoped that the new person/s would commence their engagement with APEN in the new financial year. Roe will assist with the changeover and will continue providing administrative support to the Conference Committee until after the conference in February 2022.
Thank you to everyone who kindly participated in the international research on rural extension agent and advisor perspectives of extension and innovation. The international research was supported by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. Read more ....
Interested in getting more out of APEN by being involved?
Besides the Secretariat, APEN is a volunteer run organisation and those volunteers get a lot out of being involved.
Many hands make light work so it you can help - that would be great! More information available here.