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Register now for Nov. 17 ESP meeting

Registration is now underway for the Nov. 17 annual meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi, XI Chapter. The meeting will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of the meeting is $25, and a registration form is available on the XI Chapter website.

AgrAbility Program receives new funding

Dr. Jimo Ibrahim, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University’s farm safety, energy and environmental specialist, is also the project director for the North Carolina AgrAbility Program, which was recently awarded $718,000 by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide training and assistance to farmers with disabilities or long-term health conditions that are barriers to work in production agriculture.

Mike Davis Inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

Dr. Mike Davis was honored Oct. 7.

Honored by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Davis was one of 15 inductees in ceremonies held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

Pollinator garden shows off fall color

Debbie Roos

As the sun sets on a bright October day in Chatham County, Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos leads a group of 10 on a tour of the Pollinator Paradise Garden at Chatham Mills, a renovated facility that is home to the Chatham Marketplace cooperative and other clients. Roos hosts the monthly tours throughout the garden’s growing season, and each month, the garden is different, she says.

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