Dr. Joe Zublena
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Cooperative Extension is a partnership that began here in 1914 when county, state and federal governments agreed that by joining together they could provide all citizens with access to the wealth of knowledge generated by public universities.
Today that partnership includes county governments working to solve local problems, a national network of land-grant universities including NC State and NC A&T State University, and the US Department of Agriculture working together, we recognize that we achieve much more than we can alone.
Nationally, Cooperative Extension provides educational programming in five key areas:
- sustaining agriculture and forestry
- protecting the environment
- maintaining viable communities
- developing responsible youth
- developing strong, healthy and safe families
In our county centers across the state, county agents are the bridge between the state's people and Extension specialists working at the state's land-grant universities. Agents educate the public through meetings and workshops, field days, personal consultations and satellite broadcasts. They also provide publications, newsletters, computer programs, videotapes and other educational materials.Making Gifts to Support the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
On-campus Programmatic Gifts
Endowments to Support On-Campus Initiatives
- Departmental Support
Each department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a Cooperative Extension unit that is charged with designing those programs that make a difference. Two of those departments, Family and Consumer Science and 4-H Youth Development, have the Extension mission as their primary purpose. Within all CALS departments, Subject-matter Specialists are challenged to work with County Extension professionals to help address those issues and needs identified by the local Advisory Board. We’re also expanding that research-based knowledge from other Colleges on campus through our Gateway Counties initiative in partnership with NC State Extension and Engagement.
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