Steering Committee Meetings

The NECI Steering Committee meets for one hour each month on the second Wednesday at 3:00 PM (ET). It is tasked with oversight of the Initiative and is open to any participant of the NECI network. Current members of the Steering Committee include:

  • Jennison Kipp, University of Florida Extension, NECI Co-Chair
  • Paul Lachapelle, Montana State University, NECI Co-Chair
  • Sabrina Drill, University of California, Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County
  • Wendy Hamilton, New Mexico State University (Emeritus Professor)
  • David Kay, Cornell University
  • Ros McCann, Utah State University
  • Tracy Morgan, Washington State University
  • Betsy Newman, Western Rural Development Center
  • Eric Norland, USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Travis Burke, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Katy Hintzen, University of Hawaii
  • Shibu P. Kar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Cynthia Nazario-Leary, University of Florida
  • Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension
  • Rick Schumann, UF/IFAS Seminole Extension