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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This summer’s tomato season got off to a slow start, with cooler spring temperatures and heavier-than-normal rainfall. But that didn’t stop tomato lovers from turning out for the fourth annual Great Tomato Festival in Greensboro, organized by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County and N.C. A&T State University.
Seven agricultural agents with North Carolina Cooperative Extension have received awards from the North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents. All of the state winners will be recognized as national winners in September.
On Wednesday, July 17, WRAL-TV featured a story about how three Harnett County farms are working with N.C. Cooperative Extension to develop various on-farm systems of alternative energy. Agent Gary Pierce described how alternative energy benefits farmers.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension component of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), in partnership with the university’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has secured more than $400,000 in funding through two major grant programs to assist the state’s growers and agricultural operations in 2013.