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.
Martha Leonard Mobley, agriculture agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, was recently honored for her 24 years of service by the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association.
Amidst dinosaurs, whales and science of all descriptions, more than 500 guests – county commissioners and their families – enjoyed all the features of Raleigh’s newest museum at N.C. Cooperative Extension’s annual Horn of Plenty dinner Aug. 17. The appreciation dinner is held during the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ annual meeting.
Linda Brandon, Master Gardener volunteer coordinator for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County, is at her computer quite a bit, assisting county homeowners with home garden questions. Brandon was among five N.C. Cooperative Extension professionals recognized as Ask an Expert All Stars by Extension Information Technology for quick responses to client questions asked through Extension’s Ask an Expert widget over the past year.
An individual specialist and a team were recognized for program excellence at the May 15 meeting of the N.C. Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists. Robert Bardon received the Individual Program Award and members of the Livestock/Forage Agent Training Conference team received the Team Award.
The N.C. Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists (NCACES) will hold its final meeting of the academic year May 15, 9-11 a.m., 2405 Williams Hall. The agenda includes a panel on fee-for-service program options and experiences, administrative update, officer elections and awards. Snacks and beverages will be available, so stop by early to mingle.
Nominations are being accepted for awards given by the North Carolina Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists. Winners will be recognized at the May 15 meeting of NCACES and will receive a cash award.
The two finalists to become the next associate administrator for The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University have seminar presentations that will be open to SAES faculty, staff and students scheduled: beginning with a seminar by Dr. Karen G. Gehrt on Tuesday, April 3, and followed with a presentation by Dr. Fletcher Barber on Monday, April 9. Both seminars will be at the Godfrey Multi-Purpose Room at A&T’s Coltrane Hall, and both will begin at 11 a.m.
Nancy Keith, who has directed North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in Yadkin County since 2007, has been named Cooperative Extension director in Iredell County.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is recognized as one of the factors in North Carolina State University receiving the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement – a Presidential Award. As part of the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, N.C. State is one of only five Presidential Awardees nationwide, and one of two in the “general community service” category.