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North American Agricultural Advisory Network

The North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN) promotes engagement among Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. agricultural and rural development advisory services and their counterparts worldwide.

Mission Statement

The NAAAN is a North American platform among advisory services organizations, including government extension services, promoting and supporting innovation, knowledge utilization, and information sharing across rural and urban landscapes in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. NAAAN shares North American best practices and facilitates learning from global best practices. 


The NAAAN, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, published a report titled “Feeding North America through Agricultural Extension: A Report from the North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN)” in the Fall of 2022. This publication includes a history of extension in North America and information gathered in the 2021 NAAAN survey of over 500 participants in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The report will inform future NAAAN programming and the work we will do collectively across the three countries.


The NAAAN focuses on information sharing and welcomes partners to:

  • Build upon existing extension and advisory best practices
  • Provide a forum for discussion of agricultural extension 
  • Build and expand relationships with shared learning and programming 
  • Expand opportunities for extension practitioners and stakeholders to have more exposure to the richness and diversity of the North American experience
  • Accelerate information sharing in a changing environment for food production and security

To get involved, e-mail NAAAN at