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N.C. Cooperative Extension Brand

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Who We Are

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership comprising NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and 101 local governments statewide.

Our Collective Mission
N.C. Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolina. In short, we improve the lives of North Carolinians and grow our state.

Getting Started

Our primary marketing goal is to promote the growth and ongoing success of Extension, which involves building awareness statewide – who we are, what we do and why people should care.

Applying the N.C. Cooperative Extension brand is a broad undertaking. This site is full of resources to help you. Here are a few to get you started.


Using the Logo



Marketing Resources



Referencing Extension


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As the most recognizable facet of our brand identity, the logo plays a critical role and should be used in all communications. Use these downloadable assets as you craft your communications, and be sure to check back often as we regularly add new tools. Explore guidelines for everyday outreach, such as county center names and required statements.

Quick Tools

Download plug-and-play resources that provide an overview of Extension without the need for adding or editing content. Quick and simple tools for events, meetings or to share at local centers.

Branding Cheat Sheet: A Quick Guide to the N.C. Cooperative Extension Brand

Building brand identity is how we grow Extension, and how we grow North Carolina.

When people experience firsthand the benefits of Extension, we build trust and value, which stands to elevate everyone who is part of our family. Without clear and consistent branding, that trust and brand value often remains isolated or fragmented, and does little to grow our overall identity and sustainability.

Putting forth a consistent identity and a unified presence will make the N.C. Cooperative Extension brand strong and recognizable.

Our success in creating prosperity for every community in North Carolina is contingent upon how well we all understand the principles and standards of the brand – and how consistently we apply them. There’s great power when many share a consistent voice.


This site will be updated on a consistent basis to provide you with the most relevant and useful tools and information. Contact us with questions or comments.

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