Curating and sharing information that helps Extension agents across the nation improve their communities, Don Llewellyn, associate professor with the WSU Department of Animal Sciences and Livestock Extension Specialist with WSU Extension, has been named editor of the Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).
A scientist who helps eastern Washington producers improve nutrition and management for their herds, Llewellyn will assume editorship for the December 2019 issue.
NACAA helps Extension agents and specialists in agriculture exchange ideas, develop their profession, and recognize professional excellence.
The association’s biannual journal shares research and program updates from agents across the U.S., exploring the breadth of agriculture and Extension. Recent topics include agritourism, animal agriculture, forage, weed control, soil health, improving scientific literacy, farm management courses, small farm marketing, apiculture, fish raising, and more.
Duties during his three-year term include formal calls for submissions, managing the peer review process, editing reviewed manuscripts, and making the final decision on accepted papers.
As editor, Llewellyn hopes to help support a high-quality Extension journal, building on the progress made by previous editors, and looking ahead to increase readership and the number of manuscripts published.
“Extension is unique, because it includes so many ways to define scholarly activity,” he said. “Extension professionals benefit by having a journal that places value on the variety of work that they do.”
Learn more about the Association and its journal here.