Ask an Expert: Answers and Solutions

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Mecklenburg 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 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’ll get timely answers by email from Extension faculty from NC State University, NC A&T State University, and other land-grant institutions.

“For decades, Cooperative Extension has been a premier source of credible, research-based information on a myriad of topics,” Adrian Gaskins said. “Now, Ask an Expert allows county residents 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, county residents can visit the county Extension website at and click the Ask an Expert links at the top right or on the left panel of each page. Your questions will be directed to Extension faculty members who have the appropriate expertise to provide accurate and timely responses. Users can also attach photos to their questions.

What’s more, visitors to the county website will find information about many other local and state Extension programs and opportunities.

Traditional means of receiving answers remain, such as contacting your county Extension center via phone. The online resource just adds another avenue to our information and provides convenient access to Extension experts.

The Mecklenburg 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.