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2021 ESP National Conference

2021 National ESP Conference

Members of the Wisconsin Alpha Sigma delegation at the 2021 National ESP Conference in Savannah, GA.  During the Recognition Program, Pattie Carroll received the North Central Mid Career Service Award, Kandi O’Neil received the North Central Region Visionary Leadership Award, and the Wisconsin Counties Association received the National Friends of Extension Award.  Mary Ann Schilling and Paul […]

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Mark your Calendar for the Annnual ESP Picnic in November

Join us on Wednesday, November 17th from 4-5pm, for our Annual ESP Picnic. Our featured speaker this year is Jerry Apps, who will share stories from his latest book “Meet Me on the Midway: A History of Wisconsin Fairs” due to be published June 2022. Jerry Apps is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus […]

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Honor Our National ESP President, Peggy Damann

This past year, Wisconsin ESP Alpha Sigma Chapter member Peggy Damann has provided leadership to the National ESP association as ESP President.  Mostly done via Zoom and e-mail, Peggy has excelled in this role, with increased membership, offering more distance opportunities, hiring a new management company and much more. This message is to encourage you to […]

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Call for Award Nominations

Call for Award Nominations Due by February 1st   Do you know an Extension colleague or retiree who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the mission of Extension?  Nominate a worthy candidate for one of the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) awards or work with your colleague to self-nominate.  Awards are available from the […]

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ESP Retirees

Greetings ESP Retirees!   At the recent ESP virtual picnic held on October 26th, the ESP Resource Team solicited feedback, and after receiving unanimous support from those in attendance is happy to announce an ESP Challenge Grant.     As a prior employee of Extension, you recognize the value of having support for professional development during […]

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Professional Development Funding Sources

Below is a link to an extensive listing of professional development funding sources for UW-Madison Extension employees.  Please also see the ESP Grants page. Professional development fundind sources for all UW-Madison Extension employees

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Endless Opportunities . . .

Looking to increase your professional network?  Why not join one of ESP’s comittees and discover new opportunities, gain experience and share what you know.  If you want to learn more about any of the committees, please email Peggy Compton at peggy.compton@wisc.edu    

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Your Donations Build the Future

Wisconsin Epsilon Sigma Phi Chapter is pleased to receive your donation of any amount to Professional Development Endowment Fund.  The Endowment supports the professional development for Extension Professionals, continuing the tradition of excellence for Extension work in Wisconsin.     Donations can be made via – One time gift in your own name. Make a […]

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