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Conference helps ag agents hone skills

heifer evaluation

For Cooperative Extension agricultural agents, keeping skills current and being informed about the industry issues of the day are key to doing the job well. This summer, 64 agricultural agents from around the state came to Raleigh for N.C. Cooperative Extension’s seventh Livestock/Forage/Field Crop Agent Training Conference.

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane” enters 10th season

Simone Keith and Bryce Lane

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane,” an award-winning TV show from N.C. State University, kicks off its 10th season Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon on UNC-TV.

Program teaches participants to ‘Shop Smart’

Shop Smart class at Food Lion

With just $10 to spend on food, a mother and her teenage daughter came away from a Durham Food Lion recently with quite a bit of food: two yogurts, bananas, lettuce, strawberries, cucumbers, salad dressing and bread. The two were among a group participating in Durham County Cooperative Extension’s “Shop Smart, Eat Smart and Move More” program.

Organic broccoli is focus of Waynesville workshop

woman holding box of broccoli

N.C. State University will host a workshop on growing organic broccoli, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Road, Waynesville. Learn about organic broccoli production, insect management, post-harvest techniques and marketing. Also, view 28 broccoli varieties and help rate the best ones. The workshop is free and […]

New scholarship endowment honors 4-H’s Thearon and Vanette McKinney

The contributions to 4-H of Vanette and Thearon McKinney were celebrated Sept. 7 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

The endowment will provide opportunities for N.C. 4-H members to attend the American Youth Foundation Leadership Conference.

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