The North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN) is a network of stakeholders in agricultural advisory services.
NAAAN links agricultural extension communities with one another and with stakeholders within Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. NAAAN connects with counterparts in other countries through its membership in the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS). GFRAS connects and supports regional agricultural advisory service networks around the world, and serves as a platform for networking, learning, knowledge sharing, and advocacy for agricultural extension programs and service providers.
The NAAAN is a North American platform among advisory services organizations, including government extension services, that promotes and supports innovation, knowledge utilization, and information sharing across rural and urban landscapes in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. NAAAN will share North American best practices and facilitate learning from global best practices.
A NAAAN Steering Committee representing member countries and institutional stakeholders will provide strategic guidance to the NAAAN Secretariat and programming activities. The committee has nine members: one ex officio, and two committee members from each country.
NAAAN’s Secretariat was established in 2019, and is hosted by the Colorado State University System office. In 2022, the office will relocate to CSU Spur.Learn more