A Message from the Administrator

Rosalind Dale, Ed.D.

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…

Success Stories

Conference Focuses on Leadership in Times of Change

Learning to save gives Guilford County middle schoolers a head start on their futures.During a year that has ...
LIFT for a Better Life

LIFT for a Better Life

Participants in the LIFT program at the Troy-Montgomery County Senior Center kick off their class with strength ...
Adventurer, entrepreneur, and an inspiration to her peers

Adventurer, entrepreneur, and an inspiration to her peers

Taylor Cotten likes to break barriers and defy expectations. Since she was a 5-year-old, 4-H has helped her in those pursuits.
In Madison County, hemp is here to stay

In Madison County, hemp is here to stay

When hemp became a legal cash crop in 2018, many small farmers took notice.
A Dollar Saved

A Dollar Saved

In Guilford County, students learn to live within a budget
Marketing Rowan County peaches in the digital age

Marketing Rowan County peaches in the digital age

At the start of the peach season in 2019, Kevin Huffman was giving away peaches because sales were so slow.
Spreading the word

Spreading the word

The Healthy Habits program helps Halifax County teens teach their peers about nutrition and wellness
Extension in the time of COVID-19

Extension in the time of COVID-19

When times are tough, the Extension community steps up.

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Individuals reached through direct and digital contacts by our agriculture and natural resources staff

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Producers increased their skills and knowledge on best production practices

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Farmers reached by programs that focused on increasing production for local markets

Most Recent Stories

Conference Focuses on Leadership in Times of Change

Learning to save gives Guilford County middle

LIFT for a Better Life

Participants in the LIFT program at the ...

Adventurer, entrepreneur, and an inspiration to her peers

Taylor Cotten likes to break barriers and ...

In Madison County, hemp is here to stay

When hemp became a legal cash crop in 2018, ...

A Dollar Saved

In Guilford County, students learn to live ...

Marketing Rowan County peaches in the digital age

At the start of the peach season in 2019, ...

Spreading the word

The Healthy Habits program helps Halifax ...

Extension in the time of COVID-19

When times are tough, the Extension community