Cooperative Extension ProgramsSeveral of North Carolina A&T Extension's programs have gained regional, national and international recognition for their success in addressing the critical needs of individuals, families and communities with limited resources. Among the programs for which North Carolina A&T's Extension Program have gained recognition are:
4-H Public Housing Mini Society Project - Mini-Society uses an experience-based approach to teach youth, ages 8-12, entrepreneurship, citizenship, economics, ethics, government, and decision-making.
Children's Environmental Health - This program addresses the environmental health- related issues that have a significant impact on children, especially those in limited-resource families.
Down-to-Earth - using the scientific method to unlock young minds and help them understand sustainable agricultural production
K-3rd Grade Youth Development Program - reaching out to children 5-8 to help them become competent, caring and contributing citizens
Alternative Enterprises - This program provides Extension educational resources to small-scale producers about the selection of and development of alternative enterprises. These enterprises are primarily horticultural but also include as well livestock, nursery and aquaculture.
Community Supported Agriculture - providing technical assistance to county-based Extension personnel who work directly with growers who deal with the planning and marketing issues associated with existing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or Subscription Sales.
Dark Side of the Sun - providing farmers and farm workers information on the risks of skin cancer and other skin diseases caused by prolonged exposure to the sun
Discover Agriculture - Teaching kindergarten throught third-grade students about agricultre and the enviroment by visiting a series of learning stations at the farm.
Environmental Intervention Program for Small-Scale and Limited-Resource Farmers in North Carolina - focusing on the development and implementation of environmental intervention programs for the state's small-scale farmers.
Farm Management (for successful direct marketing) - This program provides educational resources to improve farm business management skills so that limited resource, small and part-time farmers can increase their income from direct marketing.
Farm Safety and Energy Conservation Program - This program prepares farmers, ranchers and their families with training and information to combat diverse hazards associated with farm machinery, chemicals, livestock and bad weather.
Farmers Adopting Computer Technology (FACT) Project - The project is designed to train farm families one-on-one or in group settings how to use computers for their farming operations in order to become more competitive in the market place.
Small-Scale Production of Horticulture, Flowers and Fruits - This program provides Extension educational resources to small-scale producers about production practices to improve small-scale production of horticultural vegetables, flowers and fruit.
Successful Small Farming - Direct Marketing - This program offers educational resources through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension system to improve the direct marketing skills of limited-resource farmers.
Sustainable Agriculture - This program prepares Extension faculty and other agricultural educators in the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture.
NCSaves - A project designed to encourage residents to assess their financial situation, reduce debt, and save and manage their money to reach financial goals.
North Carolina All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Awareness Program - The ATV safety awareness program prepares youth with safety education needed to operate an ATV.
Parenting Matters - Parenting Matters fills the need for parenting training for court mandated and Department of Social Services (DSS) referred parents.
Project Eat Right-Add to Life - Project Eat Right-Add to Life is a community-based nutrition education program designed to improve Food Stamp Program (FSP) participants' knowledge in food and nutrition, and to increase their ability to make wise consumer decisions at home, in the marketplace and school
Sensi - A multi-purpose, fun and flexible learning experience, designed to help professionals and lay groups learn more about people with financial, social and educational challenges facing the limited-resources audience.
Water: Assessing The Everyday Risks - Just use Good Sense! (WATER JUGS) - This program is a mixture of printed and interactive computer learning opportunities for people to assess risks to their water supply.
Community Voices - empowering communities by developing untapped leadership potential
If Not You Who?.. Taking A Stand To Help Young People In YOUR Community - The Asset Building : A Community Approach Curriculum - Program trains community leaders to use the developmental assets framework to address issues facing youth in their communities.
Share Yourself - A community volunteer program that matches volunteer coaches with Work First participants. What they provide helps Work First participants deal with everyday problems that often prevent them from being successful on the job and in life.
Force of 100 - Training talented, dynamic 4‐H “Force of 100” youth to lead a fight to combat forces contributing to obesity, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, in our community.
The Cooperative Extension Program is located in Coltrane Hall on campus. (336) 334-7956.