Resilience. No word better sums up the work of Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University over the last year.
Resilience means that no matter how challenging a situation might be, it can’t own us or take away our power to act and make positive change. It means we can navigate through hard times using our skills, our knowledge and our connections with others to adapt, change, overcome adversity, and grow stronger.
Typically, Extension at A&T offers its audiences resilience through education: the resilience needed to maintain a small farm through droughts, floods, late frosts, and unpredictable markets; the resilience to raise happy, healthy children with limited resources or to tackle community problems with energy and creativity despite the obstacles.
This year, as COVID-19 radically changed our daily lives, resilience has become more important than ever. Small farmers faced new challenges to success, youth were cut off from their schools and 4-H clubs, parents were forced to become home educators, many breadwinners lost their jobs, and limited-resource communities struggled as businesses closed their doors or limited their services…
Conference Focuses on Leadership in Times of Change
LIFT for a Better Life
Adventurer, entrepreneur, and an inspiration to her peers
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A Dollar Saved
Marketing Rowan County peaches in the digital age
Spreading the word
Extension in the time of COVID-19
Individuals reached through direct and digital contacts by our agriculture and natural resources staff
Producers increased their skills and knowledge on best production practices