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Extension offers disaster preparedness expertise

Hurricane Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy possibly sweeping North Carolina’s coast, news media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can turn to North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s disaster page at http://ncdisaster.com or they can directly contact Extension experts in the following areas. Information will also be available on Twitter @ncce_news.

N.C. 10% Campaign reaches $25 million mark

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Break out a bottle of your favorite North Carolina wine and raise a toast: the N.C. 10% Campaign has hit a big milestone. The 10% Campaign, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) initiative, encourages all North Carolinians to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on locally grown and produced foods. The campaign has now recorded more than $25 million in local food purchases since its launch in July 2010.

Extension answers questions at State Fair

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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is sharing information about education and jobs in agriculture during the 2012 N.C. State Fair, Oct. 11-21. CALS is a partner in the fair’s Cultivate a Career exhibit, located near the fair’s Gate 11 and Kerr Scott Building.

Workshop for women focuses on handling cattle

Picture of April Shaeffer talking with workshop participants.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides workshops for women on low-stress cattle handling techniques and other topics related to beef cattle.

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