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Extension

From the mountains to the coast, NC State Extension makes North Carolina better.

We Create Prosperity

What separates NC State from other schools? The same thing that connects it to every corner of North Carolina: NC State Extension. We extend knowledge from our CALS faculty to farmers, families and citizens in every N.C. county. They don’t just conduct groundbreaking research; our faculty deliver solutions directly into the hands of North Carolinians.

We make North Carolina better through programs and partnerships focused on feeding our future, enriching our youth, improving our health, and strengthening our communities.

Our Work Yields a 27-to-1 ROI

NC State Extension’s work helps fuel the N.C. economy.

How Extension Works 

Feeding Our Future

NC State Extension – through our Extension faculty and county-based agents – translates research-based knowledge into everyday solutions.

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Improving Our Health

Extension offers educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier decisions.

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Enriching Our Youth

NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where over 230,000 young people learn by doing each year.

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Strengthening Our Communities

Extension partners with local governments, businesses, and families across NC. With programs ranging from school gardens and farmer’s markets to Extension Master Gardener groups, we help and sustain NC communities.

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101 Local Centers

NC State Extension has locally-focused services in every North Carolina county and the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

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N.C. Cooperative Extension

NC State Extension is one component of a strategic partnership among NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, and federal, state and local governments. This century-old partnership is called North Carolina Cooperative Extension.