Epsilon Sigma Phi, Cooperative Extension’s professional development organization, presented awards at its 2012 annual meeting in Sanford, Nov. 8, and elected new officers as well.
Colleen Church, a North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent in Davie County for the last nine years, has been named to direct Cooperative Extension programs in Yadkin County.
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.
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.
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.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides workshops for women on low-stress cattle handling techniques and other topics related to beef cattle.
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,” an award-winning TV show from N.C. State University, kicks off its 10th season Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon on UNC-TV.
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.
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 [...]