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Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service

We are an educational outreach organization of NC State committed to community empowerment through programming and consultation in agriculture, food, and 4-H/youth.

This 5 minute video about NC Extension will motivate you to get involved!

NC Extension impacts
N.C. Cooperative Extension logoThe Cooperative Extension Service was created by Congress in 1914 with the Smith Lever Act. The Cooperative Extension Service was started as a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and land-grant universities to apply research and provide education in agriculture.historical photo

The Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service leads programs in:

*Gardening and urban agriculture

*Row crops and traditional agriculture

*Livestock and pasture management

*4-H clubs, academic achievement, and healthy living

*Small farm management and local food systems

*Family and consumer science programs for healthy and safe eating

Each of these programs has an extension agent that is committed to developing educational programs to deliver the expressed needs of Catawba County in youth development, agriculture, and food. Click on the above links for more information in each of the areas.

Please call our office if you have any questions – 828-465-8240. 

Stay up to date about all of the classes, workshops, cooking classes, tours, and activities – sign up for the Catawba County Extension monthly newsletter.

This is a once-a-month electronic newsletter – we promise not to overload your inbox!

Take a look at some of our past newsletters.

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