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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

What ESP Is All About

The Extension Worker’s Creed (PDF) was adopted in 1927 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 at You can find the original 1927 version of the creed on page 357.


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