North Carolina Cooperative Extension recently recognized Art Bradley with the Carol Birkhead Outstanding County Extension Director award for 2018. Art serves as the County Extension Director for the NC Cooperative Extension Edgecombe County Center, providing leadership in that position since 2009.
Cooperative Extension is a partnership of the county and our land-grant Universities, NC State University and NC A&T State University, providing educational outreach in agriculture, youth development, family & consumer issues and community development.
Eric Evans, Edgecombe County Manager, commented: “Mr. Bradley certainly does his job very well, but more impressively, he routinely goes above and beyond the duties required of him. He has used his position as a platform to establish himself as a great leader in our organization and the county as a whole.”
Art began his career in Edgecombe County as an Agricultural Extension Agent serving our farmers with research-driven educational programming for field crops. He is supported by a staff that is devoted to helping people, and county government that recognizes the importance of agriculture.