Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What newsletters are available from the Cooperative Extension Service Currituck County Center?
A. The Extension Service offers a variety of printed publications including newsletters. These include: Children & Families, Currituck Consumer, Garden News, and Currituck Extension Community Association. These and other newsletters, all offered free of charge, are available by calling (252) 232-2261.
Q. How can I find out about upcoming events, activities, and educational programs?
A. Click here for a list of programs and opportunities.
Q. What is the "Ask an Expert" widget?
A. Currituck County residents now have the expertise of all of the nation's land-grant universities at their fingertips, thanks to a web tool offered by the Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension. With this Extension resource, called the Ask an Expert Widget, county residents can submit questions, via the county Extension web site, at any time of day or night, said Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director. They'll get timely answers by email from Extension faculty from NC State University, NC A&T State University, and other land-grant institutions.
"For decades, Cooperative Extension has been a premier source of credible, research-based information on a myriad of topics," Lowe said. "Now, the Ask an Expert widget allows county residents to access that information with greater convenience." Using the widget, residents can submit questions about agriculture and food, health and nutrition, home and family, lawn and garden, youth development and 4-H, forestry and environmental stewardship, money management and resource conservation, and a host of other topics.
To access the widget, county residents can visit the county Extension web site at http://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/ and click Ask on the black menu bar near the top of each page. They then can enter their questions and email addresses in the spaces provided, and submit them. Their questions will be directed to Extension faculty members who have the appropriate expertise to provide accurate and timely responses.
"Of course, residents who need information are still welcome to call or visit the county Extension center during business hours," Lowe said. "The online widget just adds another avenue to our information and provides convenient access to Extension experts."
The Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension extends to county residents the educational resources of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Both universities commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.