University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Acronyms
(These acronyms may also stand for other things related or unrelated to Ag & Natural Resources)

2501 Program (OASDFR)

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

AA

Affirmative Action

AACC

American Association of Community Colleges

AAFCS American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

AAP

Affirmative Action Plan

AAPCO

American Association of Pest Control Officials

AAPSE

American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

ABPA

Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act (2002)

ACOP

Academic Programs Committee on Organization and Policy

ACRC

Ag Container Recycling Council

ACSH

American Council on Science and Health

ADSA American Dairy Science Association

AEA

Association of Extension Administrators

AEOC

APHIS Emergency Operations Center

AFRI

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

AI

Active Ingredient

AMS

Agricultural Marketing Service

ANR

Agriculture and Natural Resources

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APLU

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 

APS American Phytopathological Society

ARC

Appalachian Regional Commission

ARE ERA

Agricultural Research Extension Education Reform Act of 1998

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ARS

Agricultural Research Service

ASA American Society of Agronomy
ASABE American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ASAS American Society of Animal Science
ASHS American Society for Horticulture Science

ASRED

Association of Southern Region Extension Directors

ATTRA

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas

BIFS

Biologically Integrated Farming Systems

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BMPs

Best Management Practices

BPST

Base Program Strategic Team

BTOP

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

CAFO

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

CARET

Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

CECP

Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project

CES

Cooperative Extension System

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CNPP

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

COOL

Country of Origin Labeling

COPs

Communities of Practice

CR

Civil Rights

CRA

Cumulative Risk Assessment

CRP

Conservation Reserve Program

CRD

Community Resource Development

CRED

Community Resource and Economic Development

CSA

Community Supported Agriculture

CSREES
(now NIFA)

Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

CSSA Crop Science Society of America

CTDE

Communications, Technology and Distance Education

CYFAR

Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Initiative

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DOD

Department of Defense

DOI

Department of the Interior

DOW

Division of Water

EARS

Extension Accomplishment Reporting System

EC

Executive Committee

ECOP

Extension Committee on Organization and Policy

ECS

Economic and Community Systems

EDEN

Extension Disaster Education Network

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EFNEP

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

EIS

Extension Information System

ELDT

Experiential Learning Design Team (4-H)

entrecop

eXtension Entrepreneurship Communities of Practice

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EQIP

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

ERS

Economic Research Service

ES

Extension Service

ESCOP

Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy

ESP

Epsilon Sigma Phi

EUP

Experimental Use Permit

F4HN

Families, 4-H and Nutrition

FAD

Foreign Animal Disease

FAS

Foreign Agricultural Service

FCEA

Food, Conservation, & Energy Act

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FDRM

Family Development and Resource Management

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act

FNCS

Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

FNS

Food and Nutrition Service

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FQPA

Food Quality and Protection Act

FSA Farm Service Agency

FSA

Food Security Act

FSIS

Food Safety and Inspection Service

FSQ

Food Safety and Quality

FWS

(U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service

FY

Fiscal Year

GAO

General Accounting Office

GAP

Good Agricultural Practices

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GMO

Genetically Modified Organism

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act

GPS

Global Positioning System

GRAS

Generally Regarded as Safe

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

HBCUS

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HHS

Health and Human Services

HRD

Human Resource Development

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

ICOP

International Committee on Organization and Policy

IFOAM

International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements

IGA

Inter-government Agreement

IPA

Inter-government Personnel Agreement

IPM

Integrated Pest Management

IPPC

International Plant Protection Convention

IT

Information Technology

JCEP

Joint Council of Extension Professionals

JOE

Journal of Extension

KAC Kentucky Agricultural Council

KACAA

Kentucky Association of County Agricultural Agents

KCA

Kentucky Cattleman’s Association

KDA

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

LVD

Leadership and Volunteer Development

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MOODLE

Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MRL

Maximum Residue Level

MRLS

Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

NACAA

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

NACDEP

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals

NAE4HA

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

NAEFCS

National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

NAIS

National Animal Identification System

NAL

National Agricultural Library

NAPIAP

National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program

NASS

National Agricultural Statistics Service

NASULGC

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges

NCRCRD

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

NELD

National Extension Leadership Development

NEP

Nutrition Education Program

NERCRD

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

NIDT

National Initiative Development Team

NIFA

National Institute of Food & Agriculture

NIMS

National Incident Management System

NIMSS

National Information Management and Support System

NIMT

National Initiative Management Team

NIT

National Initiative Team

NPDN

National Plant Diagnostic Network

NPIC

National Pesticide Information Center

NPL

National Program Leader

NRAES

Natural Resource and Agricultural Engineering Service

NRCS

National Resource Conservation Service

NREM

Natural Resource and Environmental Management

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSAC National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

NTIA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

NYDC

National 4-H Youth Directions Council

OASDFR
(2501 Program)
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

OCIA

Organic Crop Improvement Association

OFRF

Organic Farming and Research Foundation

OJJDP

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

OMK Operation Military Kids
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PAS

Plant and Animal Systems

PAWC

Professional Agricultural Workers Conference

PC

Program Committees

ANR

Agriculture and Natural Resources

COM

Communications

IT

Information Technology

CRD

Community Development

FCS

Family and Consumer Sciences

4-H

4-H Youth Development

MM

Middle Management

PSD

Program and Staff Development

PGR

Plant Growth Regulator

PHI

Post Harvest Interval

PIA

Pesticide Impact Assessment

PLC

Program Leadership Committee
• Representatives from above PC's and representatives from AS RED and AEA

PLN
(SRPLN)

Program Leadership Network
Southern Region Program Leadership Network

POE

Program of Excellence

POW

Plan of Work

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PSEP

Pesticide Safety Education Program (formerly PAT)

RCCI

Rural Community & Technical College System

RCWP

Rural Clean Water Program

REE

Research, Education and Economics

REI

Re-entry Interval

RREA Renewable Resources Extension Act

RRDC

Regional Rural Development Centers

RSS

Rural Sociology Society

RUP

Restricted Use Pesticide

SAAESD

Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

SARL State Agriculture and Rural Leaders

SAWG

Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

SEAL

Strengthening Extension Advisory Leadership

SAES

State Agricultural Experiment Station

SARE

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

SERA

Southern Extension & Research Activities

SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SRDC

Southern Rural Development Center

SR-PLN

Southern Region Program Leaders Network

SSAWG

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

USAID United States Agency for International Development

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USFWS

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS

United States Geological Survey

WHO World Health Organization

WPS

Worker Protection Standards

WRDC

Western Rural Development Center

YAR

Youth at Risk

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