What is this website!

Asked August 23, 2017, 2:07 PM EDT

I have read through this website now for 20 minutes and still have no clue what it is. I literally have no idea who you are, what you do or how you do it. Even your "about us" section makes no sense to the average person. It might make sense to someone who already knows who you are that's not me. So, I just want to know what this website is. Thanks!

Essex County Massachusetts

3 Responses

We are part of the Cooperative Extension System, with funding from Cooperative Extension directors and administrators, and USDA-NIFA, shares resources and tools through eXtension that enables the Extension workforce to scale up its local and national impact.

In addition to supporting Cooperative Extension faculty and agents, we offer free resources to the public such as https://ask.extension.org/ and https://learn.extension.org/.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have other questions.

Im not understanding the "extension" part. I keep seeing "we are part of extension" and that makes as much sense to me as "we are part of jump". Can you dumb it down a little for me I guess. Maybe something like "we are an agency that does this.......(insert what you do here). Sorry if my questions are stupid, thanks.

Generally, if you see extension, then it is referring to the Cooperative Extension service. Here is a wiki page with more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative_State_Research,_Education,_and_Extension_Service

Unfortunately, the Cooperative Extension service has a vast array of functions and services many of which even I don't know about. You might want to visit your local Extension Branch to find out more about local services that might be available to you. The link below has information about branches in your area.
https://ag.umass.edu/extensionoutreach/umass-extension-in-your-community/extension-in-northeastern-m...