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Hawk named Extension director for Jackson and Swain counties

Robert J. Hawk, a community resource development Extension agent for a 12-county area of western North Carolina, has been named the new county Extension director for both Jackson and Swain counties.

New rural tax education website helps farmers, others

Rural Tax Education logo

Farmers, ranchers and other producers now have an online source — — for reliable, up-to-date information about income tax and self-employment tax.

Cabarrus youth earn county fair honors

basket of gourds with prize ribbons

Youth incarcerated at Concord’s Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center were able to participate in this year’s Cabarrus County Fair through projects they created with 4-H clubs on the center’s campus. 4-H Extension agent Heather Jones and Cooperative Extension of Cabarrus County partnered with Stonewall Jackson YDC to offer experiences through 4-H that to help youth learn live skills to help them become more engaged with the community.

Walden receives top UNC system award for public service

Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of economics at North Carolina State University, received the Award for Excellence in Public Service today from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.

Lowe named Currituck County Extension director

Cameron S. Lowe, a former biotechnology teacher and 4-H agent, became the director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Currituck County on Sept. 17. She succeeds Rodney Sawyer, who retired as Currituck County Extension director in 2009 after 31 years of service.

Seitz named Pender County Extension director

Mark Seitz, associate area specialized Extension agent based in Jones County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Pender County, effective Oct. 1.

Franklin County hosts local foods meal as fundraiser

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Franklin County will host a local foods dinner on Friday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Farmers’ Market Shelter in Louisburg’s Shannon Village Shopping Center.

New Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension director named

Robbie Furr, a North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service 4-H agent for the last 15 years, has been named to direct Cooperative Extension programs in Mecklenburg County.

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