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family and consumer sciences

Marcus McFarland with jars of preserved food

Feb 14, 2023

Bringing Black Culture to the Table

As the first Black male to serve as a family and consumer sciences Extension agent in Union County, Marcus McFarland is teaching people to honor their culture as they build healthy habits. 

A person's hand puts an information card into a bag of food.

Jun 9, 2020

In the Cards

Extension family and consumer sciences professionals across North Carolina are working together to ensure families in crisis have the information they need to bring healthy, safe meals to the table. 

Nov 18, 2014

Kim Allen receives professional award

Dr. Kim Allen of NC State University’s Department of Youth, Family and Community Sciences has received a 2014 Center for Credentialing & Education professional development award from the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc. 

Nov 4, 2014

Yoder named to lead 4-H, FCS programs

Dr. Mike Yoder, Extension assistant professor of animal science and coordinator of Extension disaster programs, has accepted the position of associate Extension director and state program leader for 4-H and family and consumer sciences, effective Dec.1. 

Aug 26, 2014

Proud Heritage

N.C. Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial birthday. 

Feb 12, 2014

A Legacy of Leadership

North Carolina’s Extension and Community Association celebrates 100 years of home demonstration programs. 

Jan 31, 2014

Ada Dalla Pozza, groundbreaking Cooperative Extension educator, dies at 91

A pioneering educator who devoted decades to improving the lives of North Carolinians, especially its women and children, passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 91. Ada Braswell Dalla Pozza of Cary served North Carolina Cooperative Extension at N.C. State University for more than 70 years as an agent, faculty member, mentor and volunteer. 

Nov 12, 2013

Gentry honored, new Pullen Society initiative launched at CALS fall joint foundations luncheon

“Preparing the Way,” a campaign initiative for the foundation boards of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to join N.C. State University’s Pullen Society, was launched Nov. 7. The foundations also presented the annual Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry, president of the State Grange. 

Sep 20, 2013

Extension and Community Association celebrates 100 years Oct. 27

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will hold a centennial gala Oct. 27 in Raleigh to celebrate 100 years of home demonstration programs in North Carolina, now know as Extension and Community Associations. Extension invites former Extension Homemaker Club members, current members of ECA and those involved with Extension’s family and consumer sciences program to attend this historic event at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center. 

Feb 7, 2013

Stewart completes Food Systems Leadership Institute program

Dr. Marshall Stewart was among the 20 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) honored recently during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Denver.