“New Ask An Expert Resource Available”

— Written By Janine Rywak and last updated by

Anson County residents now have the expertise of all of the nation’s land-grant universities at their fingertips, thanks to a web tool offered by the Anson County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension.

With this Extension resource, called Ask an Expert, county residents can submit questions, via the county Extension web site, at any time of day or night. They can get timely answers by email from Extension faculty from NC State University, NC A&T State University, and other land-grant institutions.

For over a century, Cooperative Extension has been providing unbiased, research-based information on a wide range of topics. Now, Ask an Expert allows you to access that information with greater convenience.

Using a short online form, residents can submit questions about agriculture and food, health and nutrition, lawn and garden, youth development and 4-H, and a host of other topics.

To access Ask an Expert, anyone can visit the Anson County Extension web site at http://anson.ces.ncsu.edu and click the Ask an Expert links at the top right or on the left panel of each page. Simply enter questions and email addresses in the spaces provided, and submit them.

Questions will be directed to Extension faculty members who have the appropriate expertise to provide accurate and timely responses. Users also can attach photos to their questions.

The Ask an Expert resource also is available at extension.org, a nationwide web site that offers an interactive learning environment. The site delivers the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.

The site connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers. The extension.org site also offers a searchable database of answers provided in response to questions submitted by other users.

Of course, residents who need information still are welcome to call or visit the Anson County Extension center during business hours. The online resource just adds another avenue to available information and provides convenient access to Extension experts.

The Anson County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension extends to county residents the educational resources of NC State University and NC A&T State University.

Both universities commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.