Local Extension Offices coordinate with other organizations and professionals to present classes for people of all ages to acquire 'hands on learning' of basic life skills.
I have learned so much valuable information, gained
practical skills, and have been pushed past my own inhibitions by working with
my children in the 4-H program. But
these skills are for everyone, of all ages. As you look closer at the services
offered by the Extension Office, you will find:
The Master Gardener Program
Pressure Canner Testing
Small Livestock and Animal Husbandry Seminars
Small Business / Innovation Services
And many more topics appealing to the
The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit
educational network. Each state has an office at its land-grant university that
coordinates a network of regional and local offices.
County extension faculty (Extension Educators) are
located in county extension offices all around your state. In addition, subject
matter specialists (Extension Specialists) and support personnel are located in
Regional Extension Centers and on the university main campus. These faculty
members conduct extension education programs throughout the state for free or
minimal cost. Collaborative relationships with countless agencies, groups, and
individuals make possible a vast array of innovative educational programs.
Extension faculty are joined by several thousand volunteers and by dozens of
cooperating agencies, organizations and businesses, both public and private, on
the local, state and national levels.
These professionals work with the people to address
agricultural, natural resource, youth and community issues of the specific
The Extension Office also provides Family Life
Development and Community Development services through their Family and
Consumer Sciences Program which blends perfectly with the 4-H program.
Whether you are looking to attain education and
experience or are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community by
working with youth, the County Extension Office has a place for you. And itís a
great place to meet people with similar interests!
Go to http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/
to find the Extension Office in your county.