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.
- Research-based programs, materials, and educational activities
- Positive relationships with clients, communities, partners, and stakeholders
- Relevant programming that addresses current societal challenges and opportunities
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 (www.aces.edu), self-paced, online courses, mobile applications, digital books, and interactive videoconferences.
We build strong and 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.
778 Employees including statewide, regional, and county educators and support staff
- 67 County Offices
- 09 Urban Centers
- 06 Research & Extension Centers
- 03 Plant Diagnostic Laboratories
- 01 4-H Center
- 01 Agribition Center
- 01 Graham Farm & Nature Center
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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.
How We Work to Achieve Our Goals
|Inputs (resources needed)||→||Outputs (activities & participation)||→||Outcomes (measurable differences) – Short-term||Outcomes (measurable differences) – Mid-term (Mission)||Outcomes (measurable differences) – Long-term (Vision)|
|Expertise||Workshops conducted||Awareness created||Behavior changed||Improved conditions|
|Personnel||Participants reached||Knowledge gained||Decisions made||New standard or benchmark |
|Funding||Products developed||Problems identified||Practices implemented|| |
New standard or benchmark
|Stakeholder buy-in||Services rendered||Attitudes changed||Recommendations adopted|| |
Positive economic effect
|Available research results||Articles written||Skills learned||Profitability increased|| |
|Educational materials||Web pages developed||Incentives created||Policy enacted|| |
Importance—Is effort valued by stakeholders? Is effort making a difference?
Reasonable—Is effort connected to planned activities? Does effort fit under goal?
Realistic—Is effort doable considering available resources, stakeholder engagement, relevance to end users?
Measurable—Can changes be measured and documented?
Dr. J. Mike Phillips
- Extension Director Auburn University
- (334) 844-5546
Dr. Allen Malone
- Extension Director Alabama A&M University
- (256) 372-5943
Dr. Paul W. Brown
- Extension Associate Director Auburn University
- (334) 844-5546
Dr. Celvia Stovall
- Extension Associate Director Alabama A&M University
- (256) 372-8648