As N.C. State University’s baseball team took to the field against Duke University on April 28, military youth and their families — representing all branches of North Carolina’s military — were on hand to participate in the third annual Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game.
April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifices made by military families and their children. A number of events are scheduled across the state to honor military youth.
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.
Dr. George C. Naderman Jr. of Cary, retired Extension soil specialist with N.C. State University, received the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 84th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
The smells wafting through the air at the North Carolina 4-H Cookery competition were nearly enough to break down a vegetarian. The parents and friends wading through the aromas were struck by the intensity of each scent as they wandered towards one booth for a sample… and then on to the next. Those smells were of pork, turkey, chicken and beef – all prepared in different and exciting ways by kids and young adults, ranging in age from 9 to 18, for a panel of judges.
During 4-H Congress, 4-H’ers visiting the “Leading Together” exhibit at D.H. Hill Library will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jim Clark, retired N.C. State faculty member and author of the centennial book on N.C. 4-H, Clover all Over: North Carolina’s First 4-H Century.
A North Carolina 4-H program in Cabarrus County was one of nine programs recently honored by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Earlier, the Cabarrus 4-H Citizenship Focus program earned 4-H agent Heather Jones the N.C. Center for Voter Education’s Outstanding Citizen Award for 2011.
Children who rely on school meals for food will have an easier time getting through the weekends, thanks to the efforts of about 120 volunteers with N.C. Cooperative Extension. In late January, these advisers and extension employees gathered to package more than 3,500 meals that will provide some weekend meals for school children in extension’s South Central District.
The facility that is expected to be N.C. State University’s first “green” LEED-certified building was dedicated Jan. 6, but it isn’t on campus. The conference center at the Eastern 4-H Educational Center in Tyrrell County was dedicated before a crowd of 300, including 4-H’ers, N.C. State’s Chancellor Randy Woodson and N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
The conference center is awaiting LEED certification — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — the rating system for green buildings created by the U.S. Green Building Council.
When is a cookbook more than just a collection of recipes? When it’s ‘North Carolina’s 4-H Centennial Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of Blue Ribbon Recipes.’