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2023 Director Update Videos

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Dr. Rich Bonanno, NC State Extension director, shares organizational news and information for employees via a regular update video. Extension leadership aims to foster meaningful dialogue with employees, improving both how we share and how we listen.

Employees can submit feedback and questions for future update videos directly to Dr. Bonanno at

View the current year Director Update Videos.

View archived director update videos for: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

November / December 2023

As another year winds down, Extension has much to be proud of (and look forward to). Watch as Dr. Rich Bonanno, director of NC State Extension, shares his end-of-year message for employees and partners.

Thank you for your tireless efforts across the state in 2023. Have a safe and wonderful winter break among friends and loved ones, and we’ll see you next year!

September / October 2023

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July / August 2023

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May / June 2023

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The May / June 2023 video features Rachel Vann, the Extension Outreach and Engagement platform director for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. Discover more about the opportunities for Extension experts statewide to engage with and help drive timely, cutting-edge research through N.C. PSI at

March / April 2023

Summary of topics:

  • CALS and NC State Extension Strategic Planning Task Forces
  • Our State Magazine’s “Extension Issue” (May 2023) goes live on April 25
  • 2022 Extension Annual Report and impact resources are now available
  • Congrats to Dave Herpy, our new Extension Org Development Coordinator
  • Extension’s birthday is May 8 — here’s to 109 years of service!

January / February 2023

Summary of topics:

  • Remember to thank your local stakeholders and elected officials for supporting our Extension efforts
  • Successful joint meeting with NC State and N.C. A&T’s advisory councils — thanks to Cameron Lowe for your leadership!
  • Take time to review the recently released NC State Extension Strategic Plan
  • Our 2022 Extension Annual Report will be released during the first part of March (view Stats and Strengths)
  • Welcome Dr. Ray McKinnie, new Extension administrator at N.C. A&T