N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Plans the Next 100 Years


In conjunction with the centennial celebration, the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will look to the next hundred years with a strategic visioning and planning initiative.

“With advancements in technologies, the ways people are learning have changed,” says Extension Director Joe Zublena. “We see the initiative as an opportunity to look ahead and see what Extension can do and align the budget to be realistic for today.”

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Extension has held several listening sessions with the community for their feedback, which are available online. A few of the goals listed in the initiative include:

  • North Carolina will have profitable, environmentally sustainable plant, animal and food systems that support thriving communities and provide all North Carolinians with access to safe, nutritious food.
  • North Carolina’s natural resources and environmental quality will be protected, conserved and enhanced, and ecosystem benefits will be optimized.
  • Adults and children will make healthy food choices and be physically active to achieve or maintain a healthy weight and prevent disease.

For more information, visit ces.ncsu.edu.

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– Rachel Bertone

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