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August 18, 2006

College Profile: Karen McAdams

Karen McAdams
Caring is at the heart of the work of Orange County Extension agent Karen McAdams. (Becky Kirkland photo)

Ask College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Associate Dean Jon Ort what has distinguished North Carolina Cooperative Extension throughout its 92-year history, and he'll say "people" -- intelligent, hard-working and, above all, caring people committed to helping others make changes.

It was a point he made consistently last spring as he traveled to seven North Carolina cities to talk with employees about their role in shaping the future of Extension and of the state. At each stop, he mentioned a news story about Orange County agricultural agent Karen McAdams.

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Posted by Natalie at August 18, 2006 07:41 AM