The Cooperative Extension provides educational programming to residents about horticulture, livestock, farm crops, poultry, and pesticides. They also administer the local 4-H youth program and offer Serv Safe classes.

This department is in joint partnership with NC State University, USDA, and Alamance County.

Workload Measures 2016/2017
Number of residents served directly through one-on-one visits and programs: 11,429
Number of residents served through telephone calls, emails and newsletters: 44,084
Updated 4/6/17

GOALSPROGRESS
Alamance County Master Gardener Volunteers will provide 2,600 hours of consultation and volunteer services to Cooperative Extension and Alamance County citizens.check
$57,000 will be saved for Alamance County through Master Gardener volunteer efforts in lieu of staff.check
225 licensed pesticide applicators will receive recertification training.In Progress
Train 40 food service employees with an average passing rate of 75% through the ServSafe program to improve the health standards of local restaurants.In Progress
200 youth will participate in the 4-H Embryology program.check
85% of embryology program student participants will demonstrate they have gained knowledge from the activity.
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4-H Club and Special Interest program participants will increase by 5%, going from 360 youth reached in 2015/16 to 380 in 2016/17.
In Progress
Alamance County livestock owners will have a net income gain of at least $50,000 in total by adopting extension-recommended best management practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices through offered Extension trainings.In Progress