Cooperative Extension

Extending University Educational Outreach to Tennessee Communities

Latif Lighari

Welcome to the TSU College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Program. 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 Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Program mission is to help educate and provide information to limited resource urban and rural individuals, families, small farmers and other groups.

 Dr. Latif Lighari
 Associate Dean,


Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in outreach educational programs. Using a variety of program delivery strategies, we offer practical and useful research-based programs, resources, and publications in agriculture and natural resources, family & consumer sciences, 4-H youth development and community resource and economic development.

Faculty on the main campus and county extension agents conduct educational sessions, conferences and workshops to address community needs.

Partnerships and Collaborations

To provide Tennesseans with or refer them to the best information possible in gaining access to resources in the state that will better their lives, Tennessee State University Extension partners with individuals, agencies and organizations across the state and the federal government.


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Join Us!

Apply for admission, request information, or contact Tennessee State University today.

Undergraduate Admissions
P. O. Box 9609
Nashville, TN 37209

888-463-6878 toll-free
615-963-5101 voice
615-963-2930 fax


Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 145
Nashville, TN 37209

615-963-7371 voice
  615-963-7219 fax