The Objectives of the Committees are:
- To provide pertinent and timely Public Relations and Agricultural Issues Programs and Activities during the AM/PIC each year.
-To assist, encourage and inspire NACAA members to study, research and address public relations and agricultural issues at the grassroots level by providing information, leadership and applicable tools where possible.
-To encourage the formation of local, regional and national partnerships between NACAA members, government agency, non-government organizations, growers and producers and the public to educationally address public relations and agricultural issues.
Program and Training Opportunities are:
-SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP - Continue the present structure with this committee administering the application and selection process.
-CURRENT ISSUES FORUM - Suggest that this committee work with the current NACAA President in developing this program for the AM/PIC.
-Work with industry and other agencies in development of technology exchange systems.
EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
This committee would be responsible for developing educational programs directed at NACAA members with five years or less tenure. There would be an opportunity to develop programs on a regional objective would be the development of an orientation program to new members in individual states.
The objectives are:
-Improve communications with early career members.
-Provide opportunities for graduate, continuing education and other professional certification credits for professional improvement.
-Encourage the development and utilization of mentoring programs in individual states.
-Understanding the awards and professional improvement opportunities.
LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
The objective of this committee would be to develop programs to improve and enhance the administrative skills of all NACAA members regardless of the degree of administrative responsibility. Programs could be developed on both a regional basis and for a presentation at the AM/PIC.
Program of Training Possibilities:
Development of programs to assist members in learning non-traditional skills such as: