Civil Rights

civil rights headerExtension receives federal funding from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and other sources. As a result, Extension is accountable for compliance with specific federal nondiscrimination laws and policies. These laws and policies prohibit discrimination in Extension programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Below are foundational resources to assist Extension colleagues in understanding their civil rights obligations.

History and Policy

Civil Rights History & Policy

image from civil rights movement in 1960s