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Professional Association of Arkansas 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 AACES awards during the 2019 Galaxy Conference for work done during the year 2018:

Award 2018-2019 Recipient
Jeanette Roberts Outstanding Specialist Award --
Faculty Project Performance Award --
Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award --
Jane Osborne Memorial Award Phyllis Scurlock
Gary Burke Award Keith Cleek
Brett Barham Extension Innovation Award Dr. Amanda McWhirt
Linda Meeks Support Specialist Award Mary Poling
Outstanding County Extension Agent Award Carla Due
 Service Award  --


Additional AACES information

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