Larry Howard of West Point, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator in Cuming County, last week attended the 98th annual meeting of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) that was held in Pittsburgh,
The conference was held in conjunction with the Galaxy IV Conference hosted by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP).
Howard completed his fourth year on the NACAA Board of Directors, the first two as North Central Regional Vice Director and the last two years as Director.
He was presented a “Retiring Director” plaque for his years of service. The board provides leadership and oversees the mission of the NACAA.
Howard represented the 12 states in the North Central region and also attended their respective state meetings throughout the last two years. Nebraska is represented on the National Board once every 24 years.
While at the conference, Howard gave presentations, conducted the regional meeting, participated in professional improvement seminars and workshops in various agricultural program areas, general business sessions, a commercial trade show, the voting delegate session and a one day professional improvement tour of area cattle, crop producers and agribusinesses.
Howard was accompanied by his wife Mary, who was one of several spouses who attended the conference. Mary participated in educational workshops, regional meeting, tour and evening sessions.