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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.

Extension Impact

map outline of Alabama660 full-time employees including statewide, regional, and county educators and support staff

67 county offices, 9 urban centers, 6 research and extension centers, 6 plant diagnostic laboratories, 1 4-H Center



Partner With Us

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

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For questions about accessibility, or to request accommodations, please contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5690 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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?

Download a PDF of A Ready Partner, EX-0090. 


Dr. Gary Lemme, Extension Director, Auburn University, (334) 844-5546, glemme@aces.edu

Dr. Paul W. Brown, Extension Associate Director, Auburn University, (334) 844-5546, pbrown@aces.edu

Dr. Allen Malone, Extension 1890 Administrator, Alabama A&M University, (256) 372-5943, aam0057@aces.edu

Dr. Celvia Stovall, Extension Associate Director, Alabama A&M University, (256) 372-8648, ces0038@aces.edu

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