Found 67 events matching "extension"

1965

Extension Programs Integrate

Extension programs, including 4-H and Home Economics, began to integrate.

1924

Schaub extension director

Ira O. Schaub became director of the Agricultural Extension Service. He held the position until 1950. In 1926 he also became Dean of Agriculture and in 1937 Director of Agricultural Research.

1908

First extension demonstration

County Agent James A. Butler arranged for 2.5 acres of corn and 2 acres of cotton to be grown according to U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations on the farm of J. F. Eagles near Statesville. This was the first farm demonstration in North Carolina.

1973

Extension Forest Resources

Extension Forest Management changed to Extension Forest Resources, but the name changed again at a later date to Extension Forestry.

1914

First extension director

Benjamin W. Kilgore became the first director of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.

1968

Textiles Extension established

Textiles extension short courses in Charlotte and New York were announced in 1968, and they were exceedingly popular. The New York course on knitting fundamentals was oversubscribed by nearly 300%. In 1969 thirteen added courses were offered in Raleigh, featuring NC state faculty and in-plant industry executives from mills as guest lecturers. Over time, textiles extension programs have evolved to meet the needs of the industry.

Included in College of Textiles
1925

First extension forester

Robert Walter Graeber was hired as the extension forester. He served in this position until 1949.

1958

Forestry extension split

The forestry extension program was split into Extension Forest Management and Extension Wood Products.

1990
1907

First county extension agent

James A. Butler became North Carolina's first county extension agent, hired to conduct demonstration work in boll weevil eradication.

1933

Expansion of Cooperative Extension

Programs of the federal New Deal agricultural agencies, such as the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), and the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), caused an expansion in the activities and programs of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.

1969

Ray DeBruhl leads extension

With the arrival of Ray DeBruhl as the extension program coordinator, the position became a joint faculty and extension position. The program expanded to offer short courses and to prepare studies for associations such as NC Home builders and NCDOT. DeBruhl was instrumental in implementing the Code Officials Qualification Board and organizing early building inspector training programs.

1914

Agricultural Extension Service established

The Smith-Lever Act provided for federal, state, and county cooperation in creating a system to expand demonstration and extension work for men and women. The law authorized land-grant colleges to sign memoranda of understanding with the United States Department of Agriculture to begin such work. NC State then created a new Department of Extension, which became the Agricultural Extension Service.

1955

Industrial Extension Service established

The Industrial Extension Service, the first of its kind in the United States, was established in 1955 to help North Carolina industries grow and prosper.

1978

Humanities Extension Program established

1963

George Hyatt, Extension Director

George Hyatt served as Director of the Extension Service until 1978.

2010

Joseph Zublena, Extension Director

Joseph Zublena served as Director of Extension until 2015.

1996

Jon Ort, Extension Director

Jon Ort served as Director of Extension until 2010.

1991

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service changed its name to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

1923

Division of College Extension established