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Washington Extension Agents and Specialists Association

Welcome to the Washington Extension

Agents and Specialists Association!

This group of individuals believes in and are

“Dedicated to Professionalism in Extension Education”

Join WEASA and NACAA today!

Fill out the attached Membership Form2015 and send in asap!

Sign up now! This is a great way to add Scholarship and Recognition to your Vita. Network with agents and specialists from across the US.

Scholarships are available to attend meetings.

Regional (Western Regional) Alaska, October 2015 and National engagement (NACAA) in Sioux Falls, SD, July 12-16, 2015.

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.” 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.

Please contact me, Debbie Moberg-Williams email or current president, Steve Van Vleet email, if you have any questions about our state or national organizations.


WEASA Spring  2015 Sustainability Tour in Western Washington

The WEASA meeting April 20-22. We will stay in Anacortes the first evening then go to Lopez Island on the 21st and visit sustainable ag sites. The evening of the 21st we will travel to San Juan Island and hold our Spring 2015 WEASA meeting. The next day we will see sustainable agriculture on San Juan Island and depart that afternoon (22nd)for home.  More to follow…



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,

Skagit 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

 WSU Engagement in NACAA 2014 Meeting

(National Agriculture County Agents Association)

Regional and National Association Meetings provide great scholarship opportunities and networking!

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.

Janet swearing in to her role as Western Regional Director

Janet swearing in to her role as Western Regional Director

Congratulations to the following WSU Extension faculty recognized at the recent National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) conference:


Janet Schmidt, Western Regional NACAA Director



Tip Hudson, Non-Point Source Water Quality Risk Assessment for Grazing Areas

Aaron Esser, Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture

Susan Kerr, Bovine Respiratory Disease Risk Reduction from Bloodlines to Fencelines


Don McMoran, Extension Education poster, “WSU Skagit County Extension Gearing Up for Safety Training”

Don McMoran, Applied Research poster, “Evaluation of Fungicides Applied via Drip Irrigation for Control of Silver Scurf on Potato in Western Washington”



Doug Stienbarger, Distinguished Service Award

Sheila Gray, State Winner for Fact Sheet (Growing Peas in the Home Garden)

Chris Benedict, Regional Winner for Published Photo and Caption

Drew Corbin, National Finalist for Video Presentation, “WSU Outreach Compost Program“(2013 NACAA Western Regional Winner) and “The Compost Outreach Project, Learning from the Farmers” (2014 National Finalist).

Don McMoran, Regional Winner for Excellence in 4-H Programming

Don McMoran, State Winner for Excellence in Crop Production

Don McMoran, National Finalist for Excellence in Farm Health and Safety

Susan Kerr, SARE/NACAA Fellows Award

Susan Kerr and Chris Benedict, Regional Winner for Team Newsletter

WSU – NACAA Committee Members

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

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

Mark Heitstuman, Communications – Western Regional Vice Chair

Doug Warnock, Life Member Western Regional Vice Chair

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

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