Archive for the ‘Extension News’ Category

Deborah Cox named Stokes Extension director

Deborah Cox, family and consumer sciences agent in Caldwell County, has been named to direct Cooperative Extension programs in Stokes County.

Ready Business workshops will be offered

Fifty individuals in North Carolina outreach organizations were recently trained to help North Carolina businesses be better prepared for disaster. Trainers with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the Industrial Extension Service and the Small Business and Technology Development Centers and N.C. Community Colleges are now organizing teams to present workshop for small and medium business owners across the state.

N.C. Cooperative Extension Program finalists to give presentations

The two finalists to become the next associate administrator for The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University have seminar presentations that will be open to SAES faculty, staff and students scheduled: beginning with a seminar by Dr. Karen G. Gehrt on Tuesday, April 3, and followed with a presentation by Dr. Fletcher Barber on Monday, April 9. Both seminars will be at the Godfrey Multi-Purpose Room at A&T’s Coltrane Hall, and both will begin at 11 a.m.

College Profile: Fred Yelverton

Dr. Fred Yelverton

Weed science specialist Fred Yelverton’s sphere of influence spans the globe but is most felt at home in North Carolina.

Nancy Keith named Iredell Cooperative Extension director

Nancy Keith, who has directed North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in Yadkin County since 2007, has been named Cooperative Extension director in Iredell County.

Extension part of N.C. State service award

N.C. Cooperative Extension is recognized as one of the factors in North Carolina State University receiving the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement – a Presidential Award. As part of the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, N.C. State is one of only five Presidential Awardees nationwide, and one of two in the “general community service” category.

Container gardening guidance

Lettuce in container

A new publication from N.C. Cooperative Extension gives Piedmont gardeners guidance on growing fruits, herbs and vegetables in containers.

Lyndsie Young named Davie Extension Director

Lyndsie N. Young, Davie County’s 4-H leader for the last five years, has been named to direct North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in the county.

Beyond the yuck factor

Bill Fenner and Sushama Pradhan

Why do Americans continue to flush their toilets with drinking water? It’s a question that an N.C. State University team of soil scientists contemplates every day as they work to show that small-scale wastewater reuse can be a way to ensure a safe and plentiful water supply in the face of projected nationwide water shortfalls.

4,000+ Extension Master Gardeners help make N.C. a greener place

Darcey Martin and R.N. Harris Elementary School students.

With spring on its way, Extension Master Gardeners across the state are working in full gear, helping fellow gardeners – beginners and experts, young and old – enhance their landscapes, grow their own fruits and vegetables and learn about the science behind gardening.

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