Addressing Community Needs Via Sessions, Conferences, and Workshops
Cooperative Extension is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices.
The vision of the Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Program is to be leader in outreach educational programs.
Agricultural and Natural Resource
- Forestry – addresses urban and rural forestry issues
- Goats and Small Ruminants – highlights the relevance and importance of goats and small ruminants
- Small Farms – teaches farmers how to utilize limited resources and maximize farm income
- Integrated Pest Management – teaches the most cost-effective and environmentally safe approaches to pest management
- Environmental Education – raises awareness of environmental concerns
- Horticulture – Emphasizes the art and science of plant cultivation
- Organics – promotes the advantages of organic crops
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Child Development – addresses physical, social, emotional, and intellectual aspects of children and adolescents
- Parenting – teaches effective communication and parenting skills
- Grandparents and Relative Caregivers – targets grandparents and other relatives caring for children
- Nutrition Education and Food Safety – helps individuals acquire knowledge, skills and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound, safe diets.
- Health Education – addresses individual and community health issues and promotes healthy living
- Gerontology – highlights factors related to the aging population
- Citizenship – promotes community engagement through meaningful youth-adult partnerships
- Healthy Living – addresses the health of youth so they may lead healthy and productive lives into adulthood
- Science, Engineering and Technology – exposes youth to hands-on educational programs with hopes of their excelling in scientific and technical fields
- Leadership – helps youth build leadership skills
- Camp – day and week-long camps are held throughout the summer and school year
Community Resources and Economic Development
- Small Business Development – assists with planning and establishing small businesses
- Leadership Development – helps individuals, groups and communities with leadership development
- Faith-based initiatives – assists faith-based organizations with community issues
- Land-Ownership Program – teaches under-represented landowners and farmers effective estate planning and legal issues
- Ropes challenge Course – promotes leadership and team-building activities using engineered challenge course structures
- Emergency Preparedness – teaches individuals and communities how to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters
- Community Gardens – helps individuals, groups, and organizations start and maintain gardens
Using a variety of program delivery strategies, we offer practical and useful research-based programs, resources, and publications in agriculture and natural resource, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community resources and economic development.
Specialists on the main campus and county extension agents conduct education sessions, conferences, and workshops to address community needs.