NC ANR Academy for the 21st Century Extension Professional

The North Central Agricultural and Natural Resources (NC ANR) Academy is dedicated to the preparation of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) field-based Extension professionals for the 21st Century.  The program includes a multi-session, multi-venue Academy for ANR field faculty/staff in the North Central Region with the focus on developing the next generation of ANR Extension Professionals.  While the format is similar to NELD, the focus has been on-the-ground technical and soft skills that expose participants to critical issues and build their capacity to develop and deliver extension education programs to a rapidly evolving commercial agriculture. Each Academy consisted of four three-day workshops at different locations across the North Central Region. Each cohort (2015, 2017) included up to two cropping educators from each North Central state.