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Our Goals and Objectives

Each day, North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps to strengthen our North Carolina families and communities. Our mission and our work are dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives. We rely on research-based information to develop educational programs based on the issues and the needs of our communities and citizens. North Carolina Cooperative Extension is focusing its efforts on nine major goals implemented by the county field faculty and supported by university-based specialists.

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North Carolinians will be civically engaged within their communities.

North Carolinians will be prepared for and better able to recover from disasters and other emergencies.

The economic, social and environmental welfare of North Carolinians will be improved through the generation, conservation and use of clean, sustainable, efficient and reliable energy.

North Carolina's natural resources and environmental quality will be protected, conserved and enhanced, and ecosystem benefits will be optimized.

Adults and children of all ages and abilities will make healthy food choices and be physically active to achieve or maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease.

North Carolina residents at all stages of life use effective parenting and life skills to create stable, safe and secure environments.

North Carolina will have profitable, environmentally sustainable plant, animal and food systems that support thriving communities and provide all North Carolinians access to safe, nutritious food.

North Carolina will excel in the global marketplace as a result of growing a competitive workforce and a diversified economy.

Youth and adults will achieve educational success through intentional non-formal and formal educational opportunities that expand and enhance skills and knowledge.