2020 Virtual Conference

Schedule of Events



Monday, June 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am Central Daylight Time


  • Discussion of research papers and posters - links to recorded paper presentations and posters will be provided to all attendees on June 8 to allow time for viewing ahead of this live session
  • Presentation of award winners
  • Business meeting


Join us for a moderated discussion of peer-reviewed research papers and posters. Registrants will receive links to the pre-recorded research paper presentations as well pdf versions of the selected posters on June 8. After the discussion we will also present award winners for the JAC Article of the Year and Runner-Up and ACE Award of Excellence for Research. We will wrap up with our annual business meeting.

REGISTRATION FEES - One day, Monday only meeting price

$145/members, $65 for students/retirees - does not include registration for June 24-25 live virtual conference

Click here to register for the Academic Research Live Session ONLY on Monday, June 22

Attendees who register for the June 24-25 live virtual conference will receive access to the Academic & Research virtual session on at no additional charge.



Early Bird Rates - May 3 - May 31

$295 members/$475 nonmembers 

Late Rates - June 1-19

$315 members/$500 nonmembers 

$225 students/retirees

These registration fees include access to the Monday, June 22 Academic & Research meeting


Day 1 - Live Virtual Meeting         

ALL Times are Central Daylight Time                          

3:30-4:15 pm      ACE Welcome, Member Meeting & Board Report , Doug Edlund, ACE President

4:15-4:45 pm      Reuben Brigham Speaker, Pam Caraway, Syngenta

4:45-5:00 pm      Recognize ACE Professional Award Winner , Beth Forbes  Doug Edlund, University of Tennessee

5:00-6:30 pm      C&A Awards - Virtual Happy Hour & C&A Award presentation ,  Jennifer Alexander, Oregon State University


THURSDAY, JUNE 25       

Day 2 - Live Virtual Meeting     

ALL Times are Central Daylight Time        

9:15-9:30 am      Welcome & Kickoff, Doug Edlund, University of Tennessee

9:30-10:30 am    Keynote Speaker: Mary Olivieri, CBD Marketing

10:30-10:45 am Break    

10:45-11:00 am Recognize Leadership Award Winners (Pioneer & LC), Doug Edlund, University of Tennessee

11:00-11:30 am COVID-19 Lessons Learned

11:30-11:45 am Break    

11:45-12:15 pm The Latest on Distance Learning

12:15-1:00 pm    The Importance of Ag Comm's Role in Extension's Program Development Process , Mary Wirth, Penn State

1:00-1:45 pm      Lunch Break       

1:45-2:30 pm      Diversity and Inclusion in Extension: Putting Our Good Intentions into Action, Linda Gilmore, Kansas State

2:30-2:45 pm      Break    

2:45-3:45 pm      Keynote Speaker,  Lorrie Boyer, Farm Broadcaster

3:45-4:00 pm      Break    

4:00-4:45 pm      A Playbook for Using New & Emerging Technologies in Ag Extension,   Rose Hayden-Smith, University of CA, Agriculture & Natural Resources

4:45-5:00 pm      OPS Videos         

5:00-5:45 pm      Is Anyone Listening? How to Engage Audiences When Phones are More Interesting, Mindy Tape, Michigan State University

5:45-6:00 pm      Explanation of the Online Resource: Prerecorded Sessions, Deb Ryan, ACE Office

6:00-6:30 pm      Closing Happy Hour - All Attendees Invited

6:30-7:30 pm      Past Presidents/Retirees Happy Hour via separate Zoom meeting

Click here to view all pre-recorded breakout sessions

Click here to register for the 2020 Virtual Conference

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