Dr. Joe Zublena has been named associate dean for Extension in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service effective immediately. Zublena, director of county operations for Cooperative Extension, has served as interim director of the organization since the May 1 retirement of past director Dr. Jon Ort.
N.C. Cooperative Extension employees were recognized during the annual meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi’s Xi Chapter held in December. ESP is a professional development society for Cooperative Extension employees.
Rhonda Sherman, solid waste Cooperative Extension specialist in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, is co-editor of the first scientific book on vermicomposting. Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Wastes, and Environmental Management was released this week by CRC Press.
Winston-Salem will host the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 25th annual sustainable agriculture conference Dec. 3-5, and the CFSA is picking up the tab for 40 new-to-agriculture farmers who would like a crash course. North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education has some funding available to offset lodging and registration expenses for Extension agents interested in attending. Read more from N.C. A&T’s ag e-dispatch
Dr. Dalton Proctor, former State 4-H Leader in North Carolina, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in an October ceremony in Chevy Chase, Md. The Hall of Fame honors 4-H volunteers, supporters, staff and pioneers who have made a significant contribution to 4-H at local, state or national levels. Active in 4-H [...]
Robert J. Hawk, a community resource development Extension agent for a 12-county area of western North Carolina, has been named the new county Extension director for both Jackson and Swain counties.
Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of economics at North Carolina State University, received the Award for Excellence in Public Service today from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.
Cameron S. Lowe, a former biotechnology teacher and 4-H agent, became the director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Currituck County on Sept. 17. She succeeds Rodney Sawyer, who retired as Currituck County Extension director in 2009 after 31 years of service.
Mark Seitz, associate area specialized Extension agent based in Jones County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Pender County, effective Oct. 1.
Robbie Furr, a North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service 4-H agent for the last 15 years, has been named to direct Cooperative Extension programs in Mecklenburg County.