1. Kansas State University
  2. »K-State Research and Extension
  3. »KSRE Tuesday Letter
  4. »PEARS Software Receives NIFA Partnership Award

KSRE Tuesday Letter

Other publications

K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

October 18, 2022

PEARS Software Receives NIFA Partnership Award

Submitted by Jerry Grasso

K-State's Program Evaluation and Reporting System (PEARS), and the team behind it are the recipients of a 2022 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award. The team was selected as the winner in Category IV: Effective and Efficient Use of Resources. A virtual awards ceremony was held Thursday, October 6, 2022.

2022 NIFA Partnership Award

PEARS is a data management system built around the needs of Cooperative Extension and Nutrition Education programs. It brings simplicity and consistency to data collection while helping programs measure their effectiveness and better meet community needs. PEARS was originally developed at Kansas State University’s Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) in collaboration with K-State Research & Extension. It has since been adopted by Cooperative Extension programs in 9 states and SNAP-Ed programs in 41 states.