LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy spoke at a agbiotechnology summit before deliving a Cooperative Extension seminar at NC State University.
NIFA chief delivers wide-sweeping seminar on challenges facing 21st century agriculture

Calling a booming world population “the mother of all wicked problems,” National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy called upon an NC State University audience to press forward in their attempts to deliver on the promise of biophysical and social sciences in ensuring food security for a population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: What’s happening to the middle class?

Mike Walden discusses why saving, protecting and even expanding the middle class may be the issue of the century.



Dr. Kimberly Allen
Kim Allen receives professional award

Dr. Kim Allen of NC State University’s Department of Youth, Family and Community Sciences has received a 2014 Center for Credentialing & Education professional development award from the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc.



Frank Jeter pioneered communications efforts at NC State, editing publications, writing newspaper and magazine articles and frequently hosting and speaking on radio news programs.
Jeter’s home run: First outreach communications at NC State

By the time North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s first agricultural editor Frank Jeter died in 1955, his name was a household word, reflecting his success over four decades in helping people convert new knowledge into more productive farming and happier rural living. The NC State College of Agriculture and Life Science’s communications team celebrated Frank Jeter’s legacy this week, marking 100 years since his hiring in November 1914.



A highway marker notes the first demonstration supervised by North Carolina's first county Extension agent.
First county Extension agent hired 107 years ago

While North Carolina Cooperative Extension has been celebrating its official centennial with its national peers throughout 2014, the state agency’s roots go deeper than that. Its first county Extension agent was hired 107 years ago this week.