• Ms. Janelle Hager, Aquaponics Research and Extension Associate in the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment at Kentucky State University showcases aquaponic production at KYSU’s annual STEM Day event, an event that invites the community to see KYSU’s agriculture facilities and experience STEM education through hands-on activities.

    Ms. Janelle Hager, Aquaponics Research and Extension Associate in the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment at Kentucky State University showcases aquaponic production at KYSU’s annual STEM Day event, an event that invites the community to see KYSU’s agriculture facilities and experience STEM education through hands-on activities.

  • Participants at a Delaware State University high tunnel workshop.

    Participants at a Delaware State University high tunnel workshop.

  • Hmong Community visit. Langston Personnel (left to right) – Dr. Wesley Whittaker, Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs; Dr. Tracey Payton Miller, Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Plant and Soil Science Program Leader; Micah Anderson, Extension Educator; and Dwight Guy, Retired USDA Liaison

    Hmong Community visit. Langston Personnel (left to right) – Dr. Wesley Whittaker, Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs; Dr. Tracey Payton Miller, Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Plant and Soil Science Program Leader; Micah Anderson, Extension Educator; and Dwight Guy, Retired USDA Liaison

  • Dr. Leonard Githinji, assistant professor and sustainable and urban agriculture Extension specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Program at Virginia State University, and program assistant Saajida Chohan taught nearly 200 youth how to grow plants at VSU’s AgFest 2019.

    Dr. Leonard Githinji, assistant professor and sustainable and urban agriculture Extension specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Program at Virginia State University, and program assistant Saajida Chohan taught nearly 200 youth how to grow plants at VSU’s AgFest 2019.

  • Prairie View A&M 4-H gardeners at work.

    Prairie View A&M 4-H gardeners at work.

  • Fort Valley State University professor and extension engineering specialist, Dr. Cedric Ogden, uses drone technology to enable better farm production through precision agriculture.

    Fort Valley State University professor and extension engineering specialist, Dr. Cedric Ogden, uses drone technology to enable better farm production through precision agriculture.

  • FAMU Extension Recidivism / Re-Entry Program participants and instructors (Gadsden County, FL)

    FAMU Extension Recidivism / Re-Entry Program participants and instructors (Gadsden County, FL)

The 1890 Cooperative Extension System assists diverse audiences, with emphasis on those who have limited social and economic resources, to improve the quality of life and vitality of individuals and communities through transformational engagement and outreach education.

The 1890 Extension programs focus on five core themes:

  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness of Individuals, Families and Communities
  • Economic Prosperity and Well-Being of Rural and Urban Underserved Communities
  • Community, Youth and Family Resilience/Sustainability
  • Environment, Natural Resources and Renewable Energy
  • Agricultural Profitability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Farms