On the evening of April 17th, the staff of NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck County rolled out the red carpet and welcomed county commissioners, advisors and special guests to the Sanderlin Auditorium at the Currituck Extension Center.
The evening, dubbed the OSCERs (Official Special Celebration of Extension Report), featured refreshments sponsored by the Currituck Extension Foundation, various displays highlighting programs and activities, and an awards show celebrating the highlight accomplishments of 2022.
The overarching theme of 2022 was an increase in both the number of classes offered to the public as well as the attendance and depth of participation in all educational programs. The program portion of the evening highlighted the most important accomplishments resulting from the more than 377 classes and consultations offered to the community in 2022.
Staff were recognized with superlative awards for their efforts in 4-H work, Family and Consumer Sciences programming, Agriculture efforts, Community Development work, and general program management which contributed to an overall economic impact of just over $1.3 million in Currituck in 2022.
NC Cooperative Extension has been providing services to improve agriculture, the environment, health and wellbeing, youth, and communities in Currituck for over 100 years. The complete 2022 report can be viewed at go.ncsu.edu/22currituckimpacts. Be sure to follow @CurrituckCES on social media for weekly program spotlights and lookbacks as well as upcoming event announcements and educational content. For more information about NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck contact Cameron Lowe at 252-232-2261 or Cameron_Lowe@ncsu.edu.