Welcome to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System! You have joined a statewide team of professionals who make a difference in the lives of people. We value relationships. Our mission is to deliver research-based educational programming that enables people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.
What is Cooperative Extension? Here are some pictures from the past on the Pinterest History of Cooperative Extension board. You’ll see that we have a rich history and that we have never been content with the status quo.
That remains true in our second century. Learn what Extension leaders from across the country had to say about Integrating Innovation into Extension’s 2nd 100 Years when they gathered for the 2015 National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) Meeting.
The Alabama Extension history is recorded on Wikipedia. In addition, you can learn more about our organization here. If you’re interested in ACES historical photos, visit Auburn University’s Digital Library http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/aces/.
Virtually linking Cooperative Extension across the country, eXtension offers content in topic areas ranging from community and disaster issues to pest management and youth. In addition, you have access to tools such as
- Google custom search engine (Allows you to search hundreds of Cooperative Extension sites at once.)
- Ask an Expert (Expands your virtual reach.)
- Learn (Lists webinar events you and your clients may attend.)
- Campus (Brings online courses to your desk.)
Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program (TUCEP) The Tuskegee Extension program is not part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. However, we cooperate among programs in those counties served by both ACES and TUCEP.
Alabama A&M, Auburn, and Tuskegee are open campuses. If you find yourself on any of them, please take a tour! Here are links to maps of each campus.