Posts Tagged ‘4-H’

North Carolina 4-H gets students charged up about bioenergy

Wilson County middle-schoolers follow the 4-H curriculum in conducting hands-on experiments on biofuel sources.

Interest in bioenergy has soared as concerns about petroleum’s limited resources and its environmental impact have risen. But what exactly is bioenergy, and what does it mean for America today and in the future? With its latest science-based curriculum, North Carolina 4-H is helping middle-school students answer these and other timely questions.

CALS came to the fair

Giant produce

A showcase of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences programs was on view at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair. Prominent in the fair’s Agriculture Today tent was a CALS exhibit focused on accessibility in agriculture, with displays from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Research Shop, the North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership and Extension therapeutic horticulture programs.

College Profile: Amy McLean

Dr. Amy McLean, an expert in the behavior of donkeys and mules, travelled to Mexico in October to assist the Equitarian Initiative.

CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.

Gentry honored, new Pullen Society initiative launched at CALS fall joint foundations luncheon

Deborah Johnson (left) and CALS Dean Rich Linton (right) present the Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry.

“Preparing the Way,” a campaign initiative for the foundation boards of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to join N.C. State University’s Pullen Society, was launched Nov. 7. The foundations also presented the annual Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry, president of the State Grange.

Come to the Fair!

Welcoming visitors to the CALS exhibit is Carlos Moses, Durham County 4-H agent.

A showcase of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences programs is on display at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair. Among other attractions, CALS is a prominent part of the fair’s Agriculture Today exhibit, with a focus on accessibility in agriculture.

Former 4-H’er and N.C. State staffer to lead UNC Staff Assembly

Susan Colby

Susan Saunders Colby (BA, BS PRTM, ’85, MPRTM, ’12) first visited N.C. State University as a 4-H’er and decided then she wanted to be a student here. Now working with the N.C. State PGA Golf Management Program, she will soon assume the role of chair of the UNC Staff Assembly representing over 27,000 UNC System staff members to UNC System President Tom Ross.

North Carolina 4-H’ers are world champions in summer competition

RESIZEDEquine medalsphoto

The 4-H horse judging team won a World Championship at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show in Oklahoma City.

N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $117,000 in scholarships

As college and university students return to campus this month, a number of them have received scholarship assistance from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. The foundation has awarded $117,075 scholarships to students from 40 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

Speaking of Extension

Dreams, knowledge, education, skills, experience, expertise, solutions

North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives.

‘Destined to succeed’: Anson County 4-H’er Curtis Crump has his future in focus

Curtis Crump says that "4-H has been a huge impact on my life, because it gave me another source of support."

Ask Curtis Crump and he’ll tell you that 4-H, Cooperative Extension’s youth education program, is nothing less than “amazing.” In fact, Crump, a rising sophomore in business administration at East Carolina University, credits 4-H with putting him solidly on his educational and career path.

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