NEED Exceptional Local Program Award Winners

Association of Northeast Extension Directors’ (NEED) Exceptional Local Program Awards (ELPA) are given annually in recognition of three Extension programs—one winner and two runners up—that deliver local impact that represents the work of individuals or teams. The purpose of the ELPAs is to celebrate exceptional northeast Extension programs that are delivered at the community level, respond directly to local issues or needs, deliver clear local impact, and engage program planning and assessment throughout.   

2021 Awards

Check back soon for recorded presentations from each of the winning programs!


University of New Hampshire — New Hampshire Vegetable & Fruit IPM Scouting Program


University of Delaware and University of Maryland College Park – Addressing Farmer Stress While Building Farm and Farm Family Resilience in Delaware, Maryland and Beyond

West Virginia State University – Healthy Grandfamilies Program