Archive for the ‘Extension News’ Category

FCS inducts 25 into McKimmon Hall of Fame

During the centennial celebration events for Family & Consumer Sciences, which took place May 25 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the N.C. State campus, 25 inaugural members into the Jane S. McKimmon Hall of Fame.

Glen explores impacts of Extension’s ‘gardens of learning’

In March, Charlotte Glen presented her findings on horticulture agents’ use of demonstration gardens to enhance Extension programming.

Research on Extension gardens culminates in a project presented at N.C. State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Library exhibit tells the story of 4-H

A visitor learns about the connections between N.C. State and 4-H as she preruses the artifacts on view.

As North Carolina 4-H winds down its centennial celebration, an exhibit at N.C. State’s D.H. Hill Library teaches visitors about the links between N.C. State and 4-H, while showing how today’s 4-H continues the traditions of service through head, heart, hands and health.

Extension helps cotton farmers stay ahead of emerging pests

John, left, and B.B. Griffin say that farmers with large-scale operations depend on Extension for timely answers to critical production challenges.

Working on Bertie County land that their family has farmed for generations, cousins B.B. and John Griffin know a thing or two about growing cotton. But, they say, when it comes to staying a step ahead of pests, diseases and other production challenges, they’ve come to rely on their Cooperative Extension agents and specialists for timely solutions.

Two CALS Extension faculty honored for their programs

Rich McLaughlin and Sandy Wiggins

Two College of Agriculture and Life Science faculty members, Dr. M. Cassandra Wiggins and Dr. Richard McLaughlin, were among nine faculty and professionals from N.C. State University recently inducted into the university’s Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension.

Library seeks historic State Fair premiums

State Fair Premium List, 1936

The State Library of North Carolina is looking around the state for extra copies of old N.C. State Fair Premium Lists that could be donated to the library or loaned for digitization.

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