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Innovative civics program earns state award

Chuck Adams, Kannapolis Police Department

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.

Melton, Schwab tapped for Extension posts

Tom Melton and Sheri Schwab

Dr. Tom Melton and Sheri Schwab have been named North Carolina Cooperative Extension associate directors, effective Monday April 18.

Southeast Extension professionals experience Latino immersion in North Carolina

Participants listen to presentation

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.

Clark and Proctor honored at 4-H Lifetime Achievement event

Dr. Jim Clark (left) was honored along with Dr. Dalton Proctor, whose son Anthony (right) attended on his behalf.

The annual fund-raising event honors the lifetime achievements of former 4-H members, families and supporters.

Landscape field day is May 18


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.

‘Almanac Gardener’ enters 28th season

Mike Gray

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.

Jon Ort, former CALS associate dean and Extension director, has passed away

Dr. Jon F. Ort

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.

Wake Up! It’s Spring! children’s program launched at JCRA

Young arb visitors take a spring stroll, led by volunteer Charles Kidder.

JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” new family program sprang to life March 26.

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