Archive for the ‘Home and Family’ Category

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.

Specialist shows how ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ scenario was not norm

Dr. Kimberly Allen

Amidst hectic family lives, it is tempting to recall the days of “Ozzie and Harriet” families, where Dad returned home from work each day to sit down to dinner with Mom in a dress and pearls and 2.3 kids. But a study by an N.C. State University faculty member shows that the nostalgic family of television fame was not the norm of American society that we believe today.

Extension offers disaster recovery expertise

Hurricane Irene

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, news media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can turn to North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s disaster page at ncdisaster.com or they can directly contact key Extension experts.

Container gardening in the piedmont is topic of new publication

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You can grow and harvest vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the piedmont of North Carolina practically year-round. A new Cooperative Extension calendar shows you how.

FCS inducts 25 into McKimmon Hall of Fame

During the centennial celebration events for Family & Consumer Sciences, which took place May 25 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the N.C. State campus, 25 inaugural members into the Jane S. McKimmon Hall of Fame.

Two CALS Extension faculty honored for their programs

Rich McLaughlin and Sandy Wiggins

Two College of Agriculture and Life Science faculty members, Dr. M. Cassandra Wiggins and Dr. Richard McLaughlin, were among nine faculty and professionals from N.C. State University recently inducted into the university’s Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension.

A Cookbook Full of Memories

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When is a cookbook more than just a collection of recipes? When it’s ‘North Carolina’s 4-H Centennial Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of Blue Ribbon Recipes.’

Bed bugs are topic of workshops Nov. 3 and 10

As homeowners and institutions experience a re-emergence of bed bugs, N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County center will host a workshop on the topic Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Extension center is located at 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem. A similar workshop will be held in Greenville, Nov. 10.

New rural tax education website helps farmers, others

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Farmers, ranchers and other producers now have an online source — RuralTax.org — for reliable, up-to-date information about income tax and self-employment tax.

Guilford hosts Great Tomato Tasting

Taste testers make their way down the line sampling and "grading" tomato varieties at the N.C. A&T State University Farm.

In July, about 150 people turned out in Guilford County to pick their favorite tomato from roughly 40 varieties planted in the spring by Master Gardeners and cared for by N.C. A&T State University researchers Dr. Keith Baldwin and Ricky Holness.

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