North Carolina Cooperative Extension Challenges to Working in an Urban Context

From February through April 2017, Kristin Feierabend, Area Agent for Urban Programs, spoke with
Extension staff in urban counties across the state to understand how an urban context affects
Extension engagement and what factors might limit Extension’s impact in urban areas. The
information summarized on the following pages was collected from 32 staff working in:
• Buncombe County
• Cabarrus County
• Durham County
• Forsyth County
• Gaston County
• Guilford County
• Mecklenburg County
• New Hanover County
• Wake County