Each year, NIFA joins with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to sponsor a lecture presented at the APLU Annual Meeting. The lecture honors one of the three most important historical figures of the Land-Grant University System, William Henry Hatch for research, Seaman A. Knapp for extension, and Justin Smith Morrill for whom the Morrill Act, which created the Land-Grant University System, is named.
NIFA and APLU are seeking nominations to honor Seaman A. Knapp, the father of the Cooperative Extension concept. They are seeking an insightful topic and a dynamic speaker who can provoke discussion among meeting participants and prepare a formal lecture to be presented at the APLU meeting in Washington, DC, Nov. 12-14. While we seek recommendations from those within the Land-Grant University System, we encourage the nominations of colleagues outside of the research, education, and extension system, including stakeholders, foundations, public interest groups, or international organizations.
Recommendations should include the nominee name, title, address, telephone number, email address, and discussion topic. Submit nominations and topics electronically to Kimberly Whittet on or before June 30. A committee will review submissions and narrow the scope of recommendations to make a final decision.