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Carter County Cooperative Extension Service provides our county's residents access to the resources and expertise of Oklahoma State University. Through educational programming, publications and area events & activities, Extension Educators deliver unbiased, research-based information to all.
What is Extension?
Carter County Cooperative Extension Office is a part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) and the Division of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. OCES is funded through a partnership between federal, state and county governments. Extension's purpose is to provide research-based information and education to help Oklahomans live better lives.While traditional college and vocational technical instructors teach skills for employment, Extension Educators teach skills for LIVING.
Why is Extension Important?
Extension is education for everyone. It plays a vital role in Carter County by providing practical information to assist people in improving their quality of life. Extension Educators provide programs on the environment, economic development, family life, health, nutrition, and youth development. Simply, there is no better education network for these basic subjects that affect us all.
County Extension Offices
County Extension offices serve as the front door to Oklahoma State University and provide a direct link between the university and the people of the state. County educators have broad technical knowledge and often are the initial contact for may audiences served by OCES. County educators work closely with local advisory groups to plan educational programs for the county. They make a difference in the lives of many people by providing practical, down-to-earth information and education on many topics. They assess county needs, prepare and deliver to the public specific programs, provide educational leadership for adult and youth programs, evaluate program effectiveness, and respond to client requests
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service has been helping Oklahomans improve their lives since 1914. By taking the knowledge gained from scientific research at Oklahoma State University and other land-grant colleges to the people of Oklahoma, Extension has worked to increase agricultural productivity and profitability; promote better family relationships, nutrition, and health; provide better community services; and encourage the development of our youth.
OSU County Extension offices throughout the state put citizens in touch with research-based information from Oklahoma State University and the entire land-grant university system. This three-way county, state, and federal partnership has resulted in an effective and flexible organization -- one that is designed to meet the changing needs of the state's citizens while continuing to fulfill its historic role in improving the quality of life for all of the people of the state.
In the 21st century, priority areas for Cooperative Extension efforts include:
•preserving and enhancing the positive aspects of rural and urban community life
•increasing human potential by providing educational opportunities
•protecting and sustaining the environment
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, a part of OSU's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, is proudly continuing its tradition of bringing the University to you.