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Will Farms Have Connectivity for Digital Ag Technology?

The technology used in agriculture is advancing at a rapid pace. Look no further than this article about the Top 10 Applications of Robotics in Agriculture and Farming . Many of the applications in this article will require broadband connectivity. As pressure mounts for farms to reduce input costs, increase productivity, and efficiency, technology will play an important role. Broadband connectivity or lack thereof on farms will impact productivity decisions into the future. NC State...

Hiring a Digital Literacy and Skills Extension Agent

Randolph County, NC is recruiting NC’s First Digital Literacy and Skills Extension Agent The agent will provide opportunities and experiences for Randolph County residents to increase their knowledge and skills for using digital resources to help them earn, learn or be well. The agent is a subject matter resource for current and emerging digital technologies. This Agent will interact with the public through the delivery of skill-building programs and provide broadband access information and...

Is Your State Ready for the Incoming Broadband Funds?

The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into expanding broadband internet access. But it’s at the state level where the financial rubber meets the fiber-optic road. History suggests some states are ahead of the game while others will have to play catch-up. Read more here:



About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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