The National Extension Technology Community is a 501(c)(3) professional organization for information technology professionals and practitioners within the Cooperative Extension System.  

The Community facilitates collaboration on the unique issues, needs, and opportunities faced by Extension IT professionals and the clients they serve. The Community offers professional development for its members and increased recognition and esteem for IT fields within the land-grant system. 

What can I expect from membership? 

You can expect to gain a network of peers who face similar challenges as you do. Members can connect with one another though our member directory and email list, our monthly gatherings, and our yearly conference.  

You can expect to learn and grow! The Community encourages continuous self-improvement among members by providing opportunities throughout the year including, but not limited to:   

  • A national conference 
  • Resume-building opportunities to educate and train other members
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Member-only resources  

You can expect to get recognition for excellent work. The Community has an awards program for team, individual, and innovation.  

You will be welcomed. The Community strives to create an environment where every member feels valued and respected, a commitment that is fundamental to both the health of our community and to our mission as public servants within the land-grant system.  

Who can join? 

Community membership is open to any person who: 

  • Works for one of the nation’s more than 100 land-grant institutions.  
  • Works in an information technology field such as client support, web support, digital marketing, and applied technology.