1890 Cooperative Extension System Vision & Mission

Mission Statement:

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

Vision Statement:

The 1890 Extension System is the premier provider of university engagement and outreach education, to underserved and diverse audiences, which promote sustainable economies, environments, communities and families.

Program Themes:

The 1890 Extension programs focus on five core themes. All of the 1890 institutions are delivering programs that could be classified in each of these broad areas. The themes allow AEA to be able to aggregate programming impact across the 1890 region. The themes:

  • Nutrition, Diet, and Health
  • Economic prosperity and well being
  • Community and Family Sustainability
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Agricultural Sustainability