The faster the world changes, the greater the need to learn. Rapid changes in society, in economic conditions, in families, in the environment and in technology have created an ever-growing need and desire for continuing education.
The Extension Service is a partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments, and our two land-grant universities: North Carolina State University at Raleigh and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
Learning & Work Opportunities
The Cooperative Extension Service provides useful research-based information and non-formal learning opportunities. These are available through extension agents and staff in each county and on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. County personnel are supported by a staff of subject matter specialists at both universities.
The Extension Service helps people gain knowledge and put it to work in areas such as agriculture, family and consumer education, 4-H and youth, and community and rural development.