During 4-H Congress last month, 4-H’ers worked with the Sacrificial Poets of Chapel Hill to read and perform poems about their lives. Read and hear more about the 4-H poetry slam.
Late blight, a serious disease of tomatoes and potatoes, has been confirmed in North Carolina, according to N.C. State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and two Cooperative Extension plant pathology specialists.
During 4-H Congress this year, the outdoor cookery competitions — which included grilling pork, beef, chicken and turkey — were held on N.C. State University’s Court of North Carolina, right in the middle of main campus and just a stone’s throw from the university’s bell tower. All morning, the smells of barbecue rolled along Hillsborough Street.
A team of Alamance County 4-H’ers took first place in the state 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program competition in April and will move on to represent North Carolina at the National 4-H WHEP Invitational this summer.
The N.C. Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists presented awards to Matt Martin and Dr. Barbara Fair on May 3 at the association’s final meeting of 2012-13, N.C. State University’s Brickhaven Building.
New guidelines will allow urban farms and community gardens to compost up to 1,000 lbs. of food waste each week. Learn how to safely convert food waste to rich compost at two workshops — May 14 and June 17 — offered by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
Voices into Action has awarded mini-grants to four local organizations to help expand access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active in Harnett County. Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project is a research and outreach partnership of N.C. State University, N.C. A&T University and N.C. Cooperative Extension.
A Virginia Cooperative Extension agent has been named to direct the North Carolina Cooperative Extension program in Vance County.
Robert “Robbie” Furr, director of North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in Mecklenburg County since 2009, has been named to direct the Extension program in Cabarrus County.
As N.C. State University’s baseball team took to the field against Virginia Tech in early April, military youth and their families — representing all branches of North Carolina’s military — were on hand to participate in the fourth annual Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game. April is Month of the Military Child.