Indiana Extension Educators Association

Community Development Team AwardIEEA Executive Committee. Left to Right: Samm Johnson (4-H Youth Development), 
Ed Farris (Treasurer), Andrew Hays (Community Wellness Coordinator), Elysia Rodgers (Agriculture and Natural Resources), George Okantey (President), Annetta Jones (Secretary), Scott Gabbard (Past President), Naomi Bechtold (Health and Human Sciences), Bryan Overstreet (Vice President), Nick Held (Community Development).

Upcoming Events

IEEA Executive Board Meeting 

Thur., Sept 27, from 10-11 am - via WebEx  

IEEA Board of Directors Meeting                   

Friday, Oct 26, from 2-3:30 pm, via WebEx 

              Updated IEEA Handbook  


Featured websites:

Four Pillars - One Foundation

Purdue Extension Community Development

Extension and You: Why Join IEEA?

Joining Your Professional Organization

With any job, it is essential to feel a part of the whole organization, and with Extension, it is the Indiana Extension Educators Association. While joining IEEA is optional it is highly valued by all Indiana Educators. Being an active member offers you many opportunities as listed below.

Networking with Co-Workers

Being a part of IEEA affords you the opportunity to talk informally with Educators of all program areas and tenure. Many times ideas are developed and expanded during these informal discussions. Experienced Educators are also available and willing to assist you with problems that you may be experiencing and offering possible solutions.

Staff Development Training at Conferences

IEEA offers training and education on timely topics that meet your needs. Being a part of IEEA gives you a voice concerning your various needs for training.


Through the various committees, IEEA gives you the opportunity to become involved in your profession. Many times changes in practices arise from IEEA committee recommendations to the administration. By being a member, you have a voice in your career development.

Team Member

Being a member of IEEA shows that you are a team member and a person that cares about the overall success and strength of the Cooperative Extension System.


As a member of IEEA, you are eligible to submit applications for awards and be recognized for your hard work and efforts. Each person makes a positive impact in their community, and IEEA gives you a way to highlight your impact.