Posts Tagged ‘history’

Ada Dalla Pozza, groundbreaking Cooperative Extension educator, dies at 91

Ada Dalla Pozza was a pioneering Cooperative Extension agent, faculty member, administrator, mentor and volunteer for seven decades. In this 2011 photo, she celebrates the launch of the Extension & Community Association Foundation.

A pioneering educator who devoted decades to improving the lives of North Carolinians, especially its women and children, passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 91. Ada Braswell Dalla Pozza of Cary served North Carolina Cooperative Extension at N.C. State University for more than 70 years as an agent, faculty member, mentor and volunteer.

100 Days, 100 Tweets from Cooperative Extension

100 Tweets, 100 Days

As Cooperative Extension approaches the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act signing on May 8, 1914, Extension professionals and their clients nationwide are using social media to share their insights into the organization’s history and its impact.

Extension leaders discuss 100 years of service on UNC-TV

From left: Mitchell Lewis, host of "North Carolina Now," interviews Drs. Fletcher Barber and Joe Zublena.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s leaders highlight the organization’s 100 years of service, and its ongoing mission and programs, on UNC-TV, the statewide public TV network.

A Philosophical Approach

Dr. Deanna Osmond

Deanna Osmond carries on the Extension traditions of improving lives and using science to help people make informed decisions.

New and better ways

Dr. Bob Patterson with class at field lab.

In a milestone year, Bob Patterson reflects on the differences made by the land-grants through ag education — yesterday, today and tomorrow.

From the Morrill Act, research; from research, prosperity

David Smith

The Morrill Act helped make publicly funded research possible, and that research ushered in an era of American prosperity. For that reason, retiring CALS research director and associate dean Dr. David Smith calls the act “the single most impactful economic development legislation in the history of this country.”

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N.C. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1890

Vision and tenacity marked the efforts of those who laid the groundwork for the founding of N.C. State and its missions of teaching, research and extension.

College Profile: Johnny Wynne

Dr. Johnny C. Wynne

Dean Johnny Wynne seeds College’s future success as he cedes the leadership reins.

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