Partner Profile: >North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) as a part of the largest College of Agriculture and Natural Resources among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) serves as the educational outreach arm of the nation’s land-grant universities. N.C. A&T State was established as a land-grant university under the Second Morrill Act of 1890, which expanded the land grant system to serve small-scale, underserved, and minority communities better. Cooperative Extension was established more than 100 years ago. Our program works as an integrated, nationwide educational and outreach network that improves lives – particularly in rural areas – by working with farmers, families, youth, and communities. N.C. A&T’s Cooperative Extension division includes subject-matter specialists, county-based agents, and paraprofessionals who deliver programs through centers across the state, including Guilford County, the City of Burlington, and areas from the North Carolina coast to the edges of the Cherokee reservation in the mountains. We are changing the world, one community at a time, right here in the Triad and beyond. Our students and statewide staff provide research-based information to North Carolinians who have social, cultural, and economic barriers to upward mobility, enabling them to make decisions that improve their communities and lives.

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