Four North Carolina 4-H’ers and their coach were among youth from 15 states competing in the 33rd National 4-H Forestry Invitational, held July 22-26 in West Virginia. Teams from Tennessee, Alabama and New York placed first, second and third, respectively.
Saturday morning is an unusual time for a crop field day, but that didn’t stop more than 100 participants who attended N.C. State University’s Research Hop Yard Tour and field day held in Raleigh.
What was a narrow, barren lot beside the Clay County administrative office building in downtown Hayesville is now a peaceful park, thanks to recent efforts of Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Their donated work saved the county more than $10,000.
During State 4-H Congress, held this week at North Carolina State University and around Raleigh, 4-H’ers will show compassion for their fellow North Carolinians by packing meals for the elderly, sewing teddy bears for chronically ill children and performing odd jobs at UNC-TV.
A new invasive pest from Asia likes fruits and berries as much as you do. A Cooperative Extension entomologist at is working to stop the hungry fruit fly, or at least slow it down. Read more in N.C. State’s Bulletin.
Seventeen-year-old Arely Vasquez may not know what college she is going to attend or what she’d like to major in, but a couple things are for certain: She will be going. And she credits the Juntos program and its summer summit for keeping her motivated to do what it takes to get accepted at a top-tier school.
Cooperative Extension agents can have their questions about fresh produce safety answered during an Elluminate webinar, July 12, 10 a.m. The webinar will mostly be about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), GAPs audits, the Food Safety Modernization Act and any other fresh produce safety related questions. It will be hosted by Diane Ducharme, Ben Chapman, Chris Gunter, Justin Moore, Audrey Kreske and Chip Simmons of the Fresh Produce Safety Task Force.
The latest N.C. State University research into apple and peach production will be highlighted during a field day July 31 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River.