Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization


Membership is open to those Extension personnel (including Administration, University and County based Professionals) and retirees who exhibit excellence in Extension programming. Membership is established through state chapters that are chartered through the national organization. With members from all aspects of the Extension system, members have an opportunity to network with members from all of Extension regardless of subject area or position.

Membership to Epsilon Sigma Phi is by invitation only. State chapters nominate outstanding Extension professionals for membership. Individuals nominated should complete the new member application below. 

After completing the New Member Application you will have an opportunity to pay your membership dues online or download an invoice to send with a payment to the national office.

Individuals from chapters in Oregon, Utah, Ohio, and Colorado should not pay online. If you are from one of these four states, just download your invoice and forward it to your chapter membership chair for payment. 

If you do not have a chapter in your state, please contact the national office about joining as a member at large.

New membership dues are $55 for national dues plus local chapter dues. 

Benefits of ESP Membership

* Scholarships for individual professional development opportunities including Advanced Degrees
* Professional Development Grants for Chapters
* Chapter and national recognition programs for member individuals and teams
* National Conference provides an opportunity to give peer reviewed scholarly presentations
* Involvement in public issues and activities,
* ESP Connection newsletter and ESP Communiqué provide communication with members
* Numerous and varied professional development opportunities
* Chapter and national leadership opportunities
* Network of Extension professionals united across disciplines and program areas
* Mentoring opportunities
* Chapter officer/member training support
* Involvement in Global & International Opportunities
* Partnerships with Joint Council of Extension Professionals and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) - USDA

ESP Sponsored Programs

* National ESP Conference
* Professional Development Workshops and Seminars
* Reflections on Leadership Series

Partnerships with JCEP

* Public Issues Leadership Development Conference
  (PILD is held generally in April in Washington DC)
* JCEP Leadership Conference (held each February)

Types of Membership

Annual Membership - Extended to currently employed professionals with the Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture; 1862, 1890, 1994 institutions and counties.
Life Membership - Extended to Extension professionals who have retired from the Extension System.
At-Large Membership - Extended to Extension professionals in states without an established chapter only.

Contact your local chapter or the National Office for additional information.

How to submit a member application for:

New Annual Membership
New Life Membership - Complete Application Here or Contact National Office for information.
New At-Large Membership - Contract National Office for information.
State Managed Annual Membership - Classification used for members who pay their dues through their University.

Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.

55 Walton Place Drive
Newnan, GA 30263

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