FAQs - Natural Resource Extension

Natural resources are vital to our economy and quality of life. Education is often touted as the key to effective, sustainable natural resource management. Natural resources extension work requires a variety of creative approaches to educating landowners, managers, decision makers, and youth.

Who should join FANREP?

FANREP is a statewide association for Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professionals working in environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range, recreation, waste management, water, wildlife, and related disciplines.

What are FANREP’s objectives?

  • Bring Extension professionals together to discuss mutual natural resource  issues, needs, and opportunities.
  • Advance natural resource Extension through continuing education for Extension professionals.
  • Promote cooperation among states and regions, agencies, associations, and businesses on natural resource education programs.
  • Develop, sponsor, and promote education and training programs that advance natural resource management.
  • Strengthen communication with Extension administrators.

How is FANREP structured?

FANREP is managed by a President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and five District Directors.  FANREP is an official state chapter of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP).  ANREP is a member of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), which promotes communication, cooperation and professionalism among Extension professional organizations, ECOP, and USDA-CSREES.