Address: 971 W King St., Boone, NC 28607

General Information about Watauaga Cooperative Extension

***For the Watauga County Cooperative Extension, More than 25,000 lay leaders comprise the Extension Advisory Leadership System, and more than 250 community members comprise theWatauga County Advisory Leadership System. These volunteers keep Extension professionals aware of local issues and needs.  The local issues and needs are addressed in the Plan of Work for the Watauga County Center.  

We receive financial support from three levels of government – federal, state and county – and from private financial sources. We also receive support from agribusiness; organizations devoted to agriculture, youth and health; foundations and individuals. The Extension Service works cooperatively with other state and governmental agencies.

Our educational programs benefit farmers, rural and urban residents, families, community and civic leaders and youth.

We are leading the way with programs about:

  • Aging
  • Agriculture and natural resources policy
  • Agriculture and the environment
  • Animal production and marketing systems
  • Child care education and training
  • Community and economic development
  • Crop production and marketing systems
  • Family and consumer economics
  • Family and parents education
  • Food and forest products manufacturing
  • Food quality and safety
  • Health and human safety
  • Leadership and volunteer development
  • Marketing and production of alternative agricultural opportunities and enterprises
  • Natural resource conservation and management
  • Nutrition and wellness
  • Residential and community horticulture, forestry and pest management
  • Residential and community water and waste management
  • Resilient youth, families and communities
  • Youth development

Extension agents, located in every county and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, are the bridge between specialists on the university campuses and you. The staff in your Extension Center coordinates educational programs, public meetings, workshops, field days, personal consultations and satellite broadcasts to help you improve your life. Your Extension Center is stocked with publications, newsletters, computer programs and videotapes on a variety of topics. You’ll also find us on the World Wide Web at //watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/. To put Cooperative Extension to work for you, call or visit the local Watauga county Extension Center.

Type of Organization Non-profit
Website https://watauga.ces.ncsu.edu
Primary Contact (828) 264-3061
(828) 264-3067 fax 
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The Watauga County Extension is an outreach arm the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension which is a partnership that began in North Carolina in 1914 when county, state and federal governments agreed that by joining together they could provide all citizens with access to the wealth of knowledge generated by public universities. Today that partnership includes county governments working to solve local problems, a national network of land-grant universities including NC State and NC A&T State University, and the US Department of Agriculture working together, we recognize that we achieve much more than we can alone.

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