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. Our unique combination of core values differentiates Extension in today’s education marketplace.
Transforming lives through science-based information, practical solutions, and meaningful experiences.
Serving communities to grow a better Alabama and a better world.
Who We Are
Alabama Extension takes the university to the people. As educators, we are partners in every county, bringing practical ways to better our homes, farms, people, and communities. Our research extends knowledge and improves lives.
Service excellence. We exist to serve and share knowledge. We seek to understand the needs of those who depend on us and to exceed their expectations.
Teamwork. We work as a team. We listen, inspire, challenge, and support each other.
Inclusivity. We value everyone. We celebrate and respect the uniqueness of all people and the communities we serve.
Accountability. We own the results. We meet our personal and organizational commitments.
Integrity. We do the right thing. We are honest, transparent, and trustworthy to our stakeholders and each other.
We Advance Alabama
In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem-solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for improving lives, producing game-changing young people with unlimited potential, and offering practical solutions to real-world problems. Our annual report details how Alabama Extension serves our state and summarizes the Return on Investment in Extension programs.
Learn more about how Alabama Extension advances Alabama in 2021 Annual Report: Alabama Cooperative Extension System, ACES-2659.
Learn more about Urban Extension in the annual report The Urban Difference: 2022 Impacts, UNP-2195.
Get to Know Your ADFOs
At Alabama Extension, we are committed to serving Alabama communities to grow a better state and world. To build upon this commitment, we are excited to announce the creation of seven new positions that will work to improve Extension’s education and outreach efforts on a regional level. Learn more about these new assistant directors for field operations (ADFOs) at Get to Know Your ADFOs.
- Read the 2022–2026 Strategic Plan: Extending Knowledge, Improving Lives.
- Learn more about Alabama Extension partnerships in A Ready Partner, EX-0090 and The Three Cs of Effective Partnership.