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North Carolina Cooperative Extension . County Advisory Member Orientation . Welcome!. Advisory leadership will provide an opportunity for you to benefit citizens in ( county ) by positively influencing the direction of Cooperative Extension.
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North CarolinaCooperative Extension County Advisory Member Orientation
Welcome! Advisory leadership will provide an opportunity for you to benefit citizens in ( county ) by positively influencing the direction of Cooperative Extension.
Cooperative ExtensionHistorical Perspective • Morrill Act (1862) • NC State University • Morrill Act (1890) • NC A & T State University • Hatch Act (1887) • Research • Smith Lever Act (1914) • Provided for the establishment of CES to “extend” information to citizens • 1994 Land-Grants • Native American Tribal Colleges
Role of Land-Grant Universities • Provides outreach education to citizens • Functions as part of the Land-Grant System Teaching (Morrill Acts – 1862 & 1890) Research (Hatch Act - 1887) Extension (Smith-Lever Act -1914)
Our Mission North Carolina Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.
What sets Cooperative Extension apart? A university-based catalyst for progress with educational centers in every county in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians – that’s Cooperative Extension. Extension experts address local issues with research-based knowledge and resources creating opportunities and empowering people to collaboratively solve problems through informal education.
North Carolina Cooperative ExtensionPrograms • Sustainable, Profitable and Safe Plant, Animal and Food Systems • Community Leader and Volunteer Development • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness • Energy Conservation and Alternatives • Environmental Stewardship and Natural Resources Management • Healthy Weight Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention • Life Skills and Parenting • Youth and Adults Achieve Educational Success • Workforce and Economic Development
Our Structure North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service - Organizational Chart Map of Extension Districts CALS Organizational Chart County Structure (Staffing)
Our Partnerships Cooperative Extension is a partnership that began in 1914 when county, state and federal governments agreed that by joining together they could provide all citizens with access to the wealth of knowledge generated by public universities. Today that partnership includes county governments working to solve local problems, a national network of land-grant universities including NC State and NC A & T State University and the US Department of Agriculture. Working together, we recognize that we achieve much more than we can alone.
North Carolina Cooperative ExtensionImportant Websites • www.ces.ncsu.edu North Carolina Cooperative Extension • http://als.ces.ncsu.edu/ Advisory Leadership System • www.cals.ncsu.edu College of Agriculture and Life Sciences • www.ncsu.edu/extension Extension, Engagement and Economic Development • http://www.ncsu.edu/ North Carolina State University • http://www.ag.ncat.edu/extension/ North Carolina A & T State University – The Cooperative Extension Program
State Advisory Council • Extension Director provides leadership • Primary Roles • Programming • Marketing • Advocacy • Resource Development • Officers • Chair • Vice Chair • Treasurer
State Advisory CouncilMembership • 33 members (5 from each of 6 districts), 2 youth members, 1 liaison from North Carolina A&T State University Strategic Planning Council • 3 year terms, possible additional 3 year term before rotating off • Diverse backgrounds
Role of District Advisory Council and/or District Cluster • Communicates between State Advisory Council & counties • Provides additional training for county advisory leaders • Provides direction for advocacy • Hosts events for legislators • Identifies and addresses district wide issues • Strengthens advisory leadership district wide
County Advisory Council • Mission (add specific county info here) • Vision • Goals
County Advisory Council • 12 – 24 members • County Director provides leadership • Meets 4 – 12 times per year, usually with a meal • County government involved • Entire faculty is involved • Participates in District Meetings
County Advisory Council • Programming • Needs assessment • Setting priorities • Advocacy • Hosts educational tours for elected officials • Speaks on behalf of CES • Plans & conducts legislative visits • Marketing • Report to the People • Farm City Day event • Other • Resource Development • Identify potential resources for CES programs • Make requests from possible contributors
Program Committee • Consists of volunteers who represent diverse elements of a program with a team of agents • Strong emphasis on program design, implementation and evaluation • Willing to market CES programs • May not exist in all counties
Specialized Committees • Advises on a specific part of a larger program • Volunteers are usually recruited for their knowledge or expertise • Focuses on program design, implementation and evaluation
Advisory Leadership SystemMembership • Represents county (includes advisory leaders from program and specialized committees, community leaders and government leaders) • Reflects diverse populations and geographic areas • Complies with Title VI (1964 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance) • Complies with Title IX (1972 - No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.) • Identifies emerging issues and is engaged in the community • Knows and interacts with influential leaders • Understands community – political, social, economic, demographic issues, etc. • Represents non-users
Role of County Advisory Council Member • Advise on priorities and emerging issues • Assist with needs assessment • Set priorities for educational programs • Serve as an advocate for Cooperative Extension • Help with program design, implementation and evaluation • Identify resources to support programs • Market programs to targeted audiences and communities • Build relationships with Extension faculty and partners
Responsibilities of County Advisory Council Member • To attend County Advisory Council meetings and other appropriate meetings such as volunteer recognitions, report to the people, etc. • To be a visible, articulate representative for Cooperative Extension • To use a personal network to promote Extension’s needs and educational role in issues • To be informed on Extension programs and impacts • To be an advocate for Cooperative Extension • To help plan and host legislative visits for county and state elected officials • To help identify and assist with the training needs of all advisory leaders • To serve on County Advisory Council committees • To participate with the District Advisory Council and/or District Cluster
Examples of Advisory Success • Acquiring new facilities • Receiving additional funding • Collaborating with new partners • Acquiring new equipment such as computers • Receiving recognition from outside groups and elected officials • Building new programs to address issues