Who We Are
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary outreach and engagement organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University in cooperation with Tuskegee University.
- We help millions of Alabamians. We provide research-based educational programs in agriculture; forestry, wildlife, and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; economic and community development; 4-H and youth development; and urban affairs.
- We use innovative methods to deliver educational content to communities and homes. Our technical capabilities expand our reach and save time and money for our educators and partners: website, online courses, mobile applications, digital books, and interactive videoconferences.
- We build strong effective partnerships. We have been in the partnership business for a century to secure private partnerships and grants. We also receive funding and resources from the following: federal, state, and county appropriations, federal grants, and county donations of office space and utilities.
We are committed to ensuring that all people we serve have access to science-based information that improves quality of life and economic well-being in a way that connects and inspires continued advancement in every community. One in every three Alabamians participated in Extension programs in 2017. With an expanding digital outreach, cutting-edge technology, world-class research, and the human touch of one-on-one interaction, Alabama Extension believes in meeting the needs of our people.