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DSA - Distinguished Service Award & AA - Achievement Award

These two awards recognize agents for their excellence in Extension educational programs. The AA award is presented to members with less than 10 years of experience. The DSA is awarded to members with more than 10 years of experience. You must apply to win these awards! These awards are handled by the Professional Excellence committee.

Following are links to copies of both forms, in Acrobat PDF and MS Word format. If you want either form in WordPerfect format, contact Keith VanSkike or Chuck Otte. Completed forms need to be returned to the state chairman:

Keith VanSkike
Norton County Extension Office
100 S Norton St
Norton, KS 67654-2197

AA Form: doc  | pdf
DSA Form: doc  | pdf


Communications Award

Agents communicate in various forms to clientele. Therefore there are 14 different communication award areas you can apply for. Entries must be completed via the NACAA website by March 1st. Award categories include: audio recordings, published photo & caption, computer generated graphics presentation with script, program promotional piece, personal column, feature story, individual newsletter, team newsletter, video recordings, fact sheet, publication, website/online content, learning module/notebook, and bound book.

Why you Should Apply for a Communication Award (Video by Anthony Ruiz and Christopher Petty)


Program Recognition Award

Agents have some wonderful programs across the state. Here is your chance to highlight what you're doing. Entries must be completed via the NACAA website by March 15th. Award categories include: 4-H, crop production, farm and ranch financial management, farm health and safety, landscape horticulture, livestock production, forestry & natural resources, young, beginning, or small farmers/ranchers, and sustainable agriculture research education (SARE).

Examples of Search for Excellence Award Applications