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Washington Extension Agents and Specialists Association

Welcome to the Washington Extension

Agents and Specialists Association! (WEASA)

This group of individuals believes in and are

“Dedicated to Professionalism in Extension Education”

Join WEASA and NACAA today!

What is WEASA? – Washington Extension Agents and Specialists Association –

Open to: “Any Washington State University Extension agent, specialist, faculty member, district director, state program leader, program assistant, coordinator, or Extension Educator employed by the state or county may become a member of this association without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”Sign up now! This is a great way to add Scholarship and Recognition to your Vita (CV). Network with agents and specialists from across the US.

NACAA – National Association of County Agriculture Agents – Open to: WEASA members may opt to join the NACAA (our national affiliate)

Consider this your official invitation to join our state professional organization. The attached brochures highlight membership benefits for both associations.

NACAA publishes “The County Agent,” four times a year that shares the most recent activities of the association. They also have the “Journal of NACAA,” that hosts the opportunity for publishing articles on a national level.

Please contact me, Debbie Moberg-Williams email or current president, Steve Van Vleet email, if you have any questions

Fill out the attached WEASA Membership Form 2016 and send in asap!


In only a few months it will be time for the next NACAA AM/PIC in Little Rock, Arkansas and now it is Spring!

Start planning to attend: National Conference (NACAA) AM/PIC in Little Rock, AR; July 20-24, 2016.

Attending the AM/PIC is a great way to build the scholarship component of your vita, network with colleagues and engage in professional improvement.  Consider attending the Western Region AM/PIC in the coming year.

NACAA Scholarship and Awards

Plan ahead!  Before we know, the Awards Edition of The County Agent will be in your email inbox or on your desk!  We have very impressive Extension Programs being conducted throughout the region characterized by quality and creativity.  Submit to give a presentation, poster or apply for an award.  Let you great work be recognized!  Block out some time now to make an application or write an article for submission to the Journal of NACAA.  Note that the awards deadline is March 15.  Be a good steward to yourself and make an application!   If you are interested in a scholarship, that deadline is June 1.

Communication link of NACAA

One of the biggest challenges facing NACAA is communication among our membership.  To assist with the communication link, we ask State Presidents to go to the website after the National meeting or after you elect your new officers and new committee chairs and update this information on the NACAA website.  This simple task makes a huge difference in the communication chain of our organization.  If you need help with this task, I would be happy to talk you through this or send information via email.

WSU – NACAA 2015-2016 Committee Members

Steve Van Vleet, Sustainable Agriculture – Western Region Vice Chair and National Chair

Don McMoran, Agricultural Issues and Public Relations – Western Region  Vice Chair

Mark Heitstuman, Communications – Western Region Vice Chair

Sheila Gray, Scholarship, Western Region Vice Chair

Doug Warnock, Life Member- Western Region Vice Chair

Susan Kerr, Teaching and Educational Technologies – Western Region Vice Chair


Your WEASA Leadership Team

Steve M. Van Vleet,, President,

Regional Extension Specialist Agriculture & Natural Resources,               Whitman County


Timothy D Waters,, President-Elect

Area Extension Educator, Franklin & Benton Co. Commercial Vegetables, Franklin County


Don McMoran,, Secretary

County Director &  Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Educator,

Whatcom County


Debbie Williams,, Treasurer

County Director, Youth and Family Programs, Walla Walla County


Aaron D Esser,, Past President

County Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Educator,

Grant County


WEASA Directors
  • Susan Kerr, Eastside, >5 years

  • Janet Schmidt, Eastside , >5 years

  • Mark Heitstuman, Eastside, >5 years

  • Tim Waters, Eastside, <5 years

  • Paul Carter, Eastside,<5 years

  • Todd Murray, Westside,>5 years

  • Don McMoran, Westside,>5 years

  • Sheila Gray, Westside, >5 years

Scholarships are available to attend meetings for professional improvement.


  WSU Engagement in NACAA AM/PIC 2015 

(National Agriculture County Agents Association)

 WA state group to nacaa 2015

WSU Engagement in NACAA AM/PIC 2014

Front row:Patsy Warnock, Susan Kerr, Janet Schmidt. Back row: Don McMoran, Doug Warnock, Steve van Vleet, Aaron Esser.

Front row:Patsy Warnock, Susan Kerr, Janet Schmidt. Back row: Don McMoran, Doug Warnock, Steve van Vleet, Aaron Esser.

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