Ask an Expert

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

With this Extension resource, called the Ask an Expert Widget, county residents can submit questions, via the county Extension web site, at any time of day or night. They’ll get timely answers by e-mail from Extension faculty from North Carolina State University, North Carolina 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.  Now, the Ask an Expert widget allows county residents to access that information with greater convenience.

Using the widget, residents can submit questions about agriculture and food, health and nutrition, home and family, lawn and garden, youth development and 4-H, forestry and environmental stewardship, money management and resource conservation, and a host of other topics.

To access the widget, residents can visit the county Extension web site at and click Ask an Expert on the menu bar near the top of the page. They then can enter their questions and e-mail addresses in the spaces provided, and submit them. Their questions will be directed to Extension faculty members who have the appropriate expertise to provide accurate and timely responses.

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

The Ask an Expert resource also is available at, 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. It connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers.

The site also offers a searchable database of answers provided in response to widget questions submitted by other users.

Residents who need information are also welcome to call our office at 910-875-3461 or visit the county Extension center during business hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Hoke County Center is located at 116 West Prospect Avenue in Raeford (next to Turlington School). The online widget just adds another avenue to our information and provides convenient access to Extension experts.

The Hoke County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension extends to county residents the educational resources of North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University.

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Photo of Keith WaltersKeith WaltersSoutheast District Extension Director (919) 515-8437 keith_walters@ncsu.eduDistrict Directors - NC State University
Updated on Dec 11, 2013
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