Guilford 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

We are county agents, professors, scientists, and volunteers working together to improve the quality of life in Guilford County and North Carolina. The key components of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service’s mission are to teach the public how to:

ensure the sustainability of agriculture, forestry, and a safe food supply
strengthen the economic and social structure of families
encourages the economic and social development of communities
protect and improve the environment
help people address problems through public policy education
Over 125 lay leaders comprise the Extension Advisory Leadership System in Guilford County. These volunteers keep Extension professionals aware of local issues and needs so we can design our educational outreach accordingly.

We receive financial support from three levels of government — federal, state and county — and from private financial sources. The Extension Service also works with other agencies and receives support from agri-business, industry, foundations and individuals.

What We Offer

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

We are leading the way with programs about:

sustainable agriculture
waste management
water quality
food safety and quality
youth and families at risk
environmental protection
conservation of natural resources
parenting and family finance
How We Communicate

Extension agents are the bridge between specialists on the university campuses and the citizens of Guilford County.

The Staff in the Guilford Extension Center coordinates educational programs, public meetings, workshops, field days, personal consultations, and satellite broadcasts to teach people how to improve their lives. The Extension Center is stocked with publications, newsletters, computer programs, and videotapes. You will also see our outreach programming in the pages of local newspapers, and on radio and television.

Contact Guilford County Extension

3309 Burlington Rd
Greensboro, North Carolina  27405
Phone: (336) 375-5876
Fax: (336) 375-2295


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Guilford County, North Carolina

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