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Elaine Marshall:
Extension made me who I am today

N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, who grew up as a 4-H’er on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, credits 4-H and Cooperative Extension with helping her become who she is today.

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Elaine Marshall:
Extension made me who I am today

N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, who grew up as a 4-H’er on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, credits 4-H and Cooperative Extension with helping her become who she is today.

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A century of
impact

North Carolina Cooperative Extension has been extending lives and changing lives for 100 years. Our online timeline provides a glimpse into our beginnings and the impact we've had on our state's economy, environment and quality of life.

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Add to the centennial
chatter with Twitter

Cooperative Extension professionals and their clients nationwide are using social media to share their insights into the organization's history and its impact.

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Then: Canning programs for girls. Now: Food preservation programs for families and for businesses.

Then and Now:
Preserving food for income and good nutrition

Cooperative Extension's food safety and preservation programs have their roots in early efforts to help girls earn additional farm income and have a safe, nutritious and adequate supply of food at home. Since then, they've proven invaluable in helping families through depressions, recessions and wartime and in helping North Carolinians launch food-based businesses.

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From left: Mitchell Lewis, host of "North Carolina Now," discusses Extension's centennial with Dr. Fletcher Barber, associate administrator for Extension at N.C. A&T State University, and Dr. Joe Zublena, Extension director at N.C. State University.From left: Mitchell Lewis, host of "North Carolina Now," discusses Extension's centennial with Dr. Fletcher Barber, associate administrator for Extension at N.C. A&T State University, and Dr. Joe Zublena, Extension director at N.C. State University.

State Extension
leaders share Centennial highlights on UNC-TV

Cooperative Extension's 100 years of service and its ongoing mission and programs are the topic of a UNC-TV interview with Extension leaders Dr. Joe Zublena, of N.C. State University, and Dr. Fletcher Barber, of N.C. A&T State University.

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Clients tell Johnston County story

For the Johnston County Report to the People, county Extension professionals videotaped testimonials from clients describing how Extension had changed their lives. Watch YouTube MORE »

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