Davidson County Extension
Our Mission

North Carolina Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.

Who we are

Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and the School of Agriculture at North Carolina A&T State University. We are county agents, professors, scientists and volunteers working together to improve the quality of life in North Carolina. The key components of NC Cooperative Extension’s mission are:

Sustaining agriculture and forestry
Protecting the environment
Maintaining viable communities
Developing responsible youth
Developing strong, healthy and safe families.
More than 25,000 lay leaders comprise the Extension Advisory Leadership System. These volunteers keep Extension professionals aware of local issues and needs.

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.

What we offer

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

We are leading the way with programs about:

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
Field Crop Research
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

How we communicate with you

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 the Davidson County Extension Center coordinates educational programs, public meetings, workshops, field days, personal consultations and satellite broadcasts to help you improve your life. Our Davidson County Extension Center is stocked with publications, newsletters, computer programs and videotapes on a variety of topics.

Contact Davidson County Extension

301 E. Center St.
Lexington, North Carolina  27292
Phone: (336) 242-2080
Fax: (336) 249-7300


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Davidson County, North Carolina

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