Archive for the ‘Extension News’ Category

ESP seeks award nominees

The XI Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi is seeking award applications for 2010. Any North Carolina Cooperative Extension employee with three or more years of service is eligible to be a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi and to be recognized through the annual awards and recognition process.

Bryan Cave wins Distinguished Service Award

Bryan Cave, Cooperative Extension director in Surry County, is among the elite 2 percent of extension personnel who have received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

‘The Produce Lady’ launches e-newsletter to promote N.C. fruits and veggies

Brenda Sutton

KANNAPOLIS, NC – The Produce Lady, a program of N.C. MarketReady, continues its educational outreach to North Carolina fresh produce growers and consumers with the launch of an e-newsletter. The monthly newsletter encourages N.C. families to eat healthy fruits and vegetables purchased at local farmers markets. It includes selection tips, health benefits and recipes.

School, local officials celebrate partnership to clean up impaired creek

Christy Perrin, Alexandra Cousteau and Patrick Beggs

Hoping to inspire changes that result in less rain down the drain, North Carolina State University, the town of Cary and the Black Creek Watershed Association recently dedicated new rain gardens at West Cary Middle School.

‘Extension Gardener’ focuses on landscape grasses

Learn about “Gorgeous Grasses for Garden Texture,” including pink muhly grass, in the fall regional editions of Extension Gardener. This season’s Showstopper Plant, purple muhly is an airy grass that blooms in fall with masses of vibrant-pink flower panicles.

Garden show has season premiere on Saturday

Bryce Lane

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane” returns for its eighth season on WUNC-TV at noon on Saturday Sept. 11. The 30-minute show, hosted by N.C. State University’s Bryce Lane, introduces viewers to the science behind gardening.

Craven team takes top horticulture honors

Craven County hort team

Craven County’s 4-H junior horticulture team — members Nathaniel Glasgow, David Lynch, Zane Zechmen and Seth Schneider — placed first in the junior division of the N.C. State Horticulture Contest recently.

Farming is in his blood

Jeff Carpenter, the new North Carolina Cooperative Extension director in Catawba County, loved the farm life from his childhood. He couldn’t read the future, but he knew that someday he’d find a career in agriculture. Read more in the Charlotte Observer.

Northeast Ag Expo gives producers a glimpse of farming’s future

Dr. Ron Heiniger discussed maximizing opportunities with precision agriculture.

More than 200 farmers, scientists, crop advisers and others came out under a sweltering summer sun for an event with roots deep within agriculture’s past and with branches reaching far into farming’s future. This year, planners of the Northeast Ag Expo joined with those of N.C. State University’s Precision Agriculture Field Day to put together a Gates County event that focused on cotton and high-tech farming.

Extension site helps with disaster prep, recovery


Hurricane Earl provides a reminder that N.C. Cooperative Extension has resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. For everything from how to care for fish in a power outage to how to prepare simple meals without power, visit Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Information Center. On the national level, the Extension Disaster Education […]

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