Mother and son enjoying a healthy meal


We create prosperity for North Carolina through our programs and partnerships.

On a Mission to Improve Education, Health and Economic Well-Being

As a technical and content support system for NC Cooperative Extension, our faculty and staff actively develop, deliver and evaluate extension-based outreach and engagement programs, helping families gain new skills and knowledge in order to improve their overall well-being.

Our educational programs address a wide spectrum of individual and family needs. Whether focused on health, nutrition and food safety or parenting, aging and human development, our outreach sustains our communities.

We also prepare the next generation of agricultural leaders to teach agriculture in schools and to become Extension agents, delivering programs and information to help communities prosper and to encourage agricultural advancement.

Over $40 Million for Vital Work

National and state organizations value our efforts by supporting us with multi-year financial commitments.