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SARE recognizes Franklin County agricultural agent

Group photo

Martha Mobley, Franklin County agricultural agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension has been named the North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Extension Educator of the Year.

J.C. Wells, Extension plant pathologist, dies at 92

J.C. “Jay” Wells, of Greenville, the second full-time Extension plant pathologist at North Carolina State University, died Nov. 10 at the age of 92.

Visioning initiative to help map Extension’s future

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service held a listening session for its employees and others during the State Extension Conference in Raleigh Nov. 6, 2013.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.

Entomologist is State Fair’s giant pumpkin king

bacheler with the pumpkin

As an Extension entomologist at N.C. State University, Dr. Jack Bacheler helps folks grow crops without giving up too much to insects that feast on plants. This year, Bacheler himself has a gardening success story – he is the proud producer of the State Fair’s biggest pumpkin.

4-H science day inspires would-be map makers

photo of kids, zach looking at map

A group of Johnston County 4-H’ers turned out at the county livestock arena last week, but they weren’t showing cattle or goats. The group was one of many across the country that gathered for 4-H National Youth Science Day activities.

N.C. Cooperative Extension is ‘go-to’ agency for disaster information

Kim and Rachel at table

N.C. Cooperative Extension has a long history of helping citizens prepare for and recover from natural disasters. And recently the organization was recognized as one of five go-to extension organizations when it comes to disaster preparation.

Former 4-H’er and N.C. State staffer to lead UNC Staff Assembly

Susan Colby

Susan Saunders Colby (BA, BS PRTM, ’85, MPRTM, ’12) first visited N.C. State University as a 4-H’er and decided then she wanted to be a student here. Now working with the N.C. State PGA Golf Management Program, she will soon assume the role of chair of the UNC Staff Assembly representing over 27,000 UNC System staff members to UNC System President Tom Ross.

Good Agricultural Practices workshops coming in October, November

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to deliver workshops in October and November with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements.

Extension and Community Association celebrates 100 years Oct. 27

Women canning food outside

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will hold a centennial gala Oct. 27 in Raleigh to celebrate 100 years of home demonstration programs in North Carolina, now know as Extension and Community Associations. Extension invites former Extension Homemaker Club members, current members of ECA and those involved with Extension’s family and consumer sciences program to attend this historic event at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.

N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $117,000 in scholarships

As college and university students return to campus this month, a number of them have received scholarship assistance from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. The foundation has awarded $117,075 scholarships to students from 40 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

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