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Professional Association of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Specialists (AACES)

January 2020 Beans and Brains meeting
Our recent Beans, Brains, and Things presentation focused on storytelling.

AACES works with administration and other extension organizations to enhance our specialists' working experience and strengthen the agency. Each year, AACES recognizes outstanding extension work through annual awards, and members have the opportunity to participate in professional development, community service projects and social events. Through AACES, members learn more about extension and each other.

Why join AACES?

Four people posing in halloween costumes
 
Presenter in front of a room of attendees
 
woman holding red heart balloons standing in front of a food table with baked goods
The annual AACES Fall Festival is full of fun, food, and frolicking! Above some of our specialists strike a pose before the party begins.   Our popular "Beans, Brains, & Things" are quarterly employee professional development programs. Committee members obtain speakers and host a lunch either catered or potluck. Join the committee to get involved!   Our annual bake sale is held in the spring just in time for Valentine's Day!

Learn more about AACES 

Submit a resolution! 

Meet our officers

Congratulations to the following CES employees who were given 2020 AACES awards in 2021

Award 2020-2021 Recipient
Jeanette Roberts Memorial Award Julie Robinson
Outstanding Project Performance Award --
Outstanding Research Award Sammy Sadaka
Jane Osborne Memorial Award Nikki Dawson
Outstanding AACES Member Award Amy Cole
Gary Burke Memorial Award Lee Riley
Brett Barham Extension Innovation Award Rita Watson
Linda Meeks Support Specialist Award Armenta Lockhart
Outstanding County Extension Agent Award --
 Service Award Keith Perkins

Additional AACES information

Check out our Photos on Flickr! 

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