Epsilon Sigma Phi

ESP is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the land-grant extension system and developing the extension profession and professional.


2020 Conference Presentations -- Call for Proposals

Proposals for this year's conference are due March 13, 2020.  Accepting proposals for concurrent sessions, "Ignite" presentations, research presentations, and poster presentations.  Conference stipends are available!  This year's event will be held October 5 - 8 in Rochester, New York.  

For more information visit:  https://espnational.org/Presentation-Proposal-2020.  

What ESP is All About

The Extension Worker's Creed (PDF)
Adopted in 1927 as ESP's creed at the first national Grand Council Meeting, this document has been revised through the years to always be an articulation of the values of Extension professionalism. The first version was prepared by the founder of ESP, W.A. Lloyd.

In 1952 ESP published a book called The Spirit and Philosophy of Extension Work, edited by R.K. Bliss. The entire book is available as an online-only digital book from  Pennsylvania State University. http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/digitalbks3/id/30351
You can find the original 1927 version of the creed on page 357.


Join Missouri's ESP Alpha Tau Chapter

Benefits of membership (PDF)

To be eligible to join ESP, you must have been employed by Extension for three or more years and performed satisfactorily during the time.  Years of service are calculated as of Aug. 31 of the current year. For purposes of this association, Extension personnel are defined as having at least a 50% Extension appointment.

Membership dues are generally paid with all association dues in the fall, collected by UMEA.  To join at other times, contact the current ESP treasurer.

National ESP

Your membership in ESP Alpha Tau chapter also includes a membership in the national ESP organization.  Join a committee, check out the webinars, learn about conferences, awards, scholarships, and other opportunities.  Visit espnational.org.