A North Carolina 4-H program in Cabarrus County was one of nine programs recently honored by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Earlier, the Cabarrus 4-H Citizenship Focus program earned 4-H agent Heather Jones the N.C. Center for Voter Education’s Outstanding Citizen Award for 2011.
Dr. Tom Melton and Sheri Schwab have been named North Carolina Cooperative Extension associate directors, effective Monday April 18.
No international borders were crossed, but a recent journey across cultures was an eye-opening and life-changing experience for a group of Extension professionals. A spirit of “bienvenidos” permeated the week, as North Carolina’s Latino community welcomed Extension participants from five southern states for a new professional development program.
The annual fund-raising event honors the lifetime achievements of former 4-H members, families and supporters.
The 2011 Landscape Professional Field Day takes place at the JC Raulston Arboretum on N.C. State University’s campus in Raleigh. University researchers and Extension specialists will discuss weed management, insect problems and pruning techniques.
Whether you’d like to cultivate a window box of flowers, a backyard patch of vegetables or an acre full of healthy grasses, join Almanac Gardener’s Mike Gray as he and his fellow Cooperative Extension experts take viewers through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance and blooming innovation.
Dr. Jon F. Ort died suddenly April 4 at his home in New Hill. Ort, 63, retired from N.C. State University in 2010 as associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” new family program sprang to life March 26.