Posts Tagged ‘Cooperative Extension’

New website links new and transitioning growers to farm schools 

Neil Shore shows Piedmont Farm School participants his winegrape vineyards.

Beginning farmers and growers considering new enterprises now have a new place to start: the NC Farm School website at http://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu/.

Retired Extension administrator, long-time agricultural advocate dies at 84

Studio Portrait of Dr. Paul Dew

Dr. Paul Dew, retired North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension administrator and a leader in the state’s agricultural community for four decades, passed away Feb. 10. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Raleigh. Dew worked for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for 32 years, serving at all levels, from agricultural agent to interim director.

Growing the Grain Industry

Randy Weisz and Wes Everman

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

Focus Forward

State Extension Conference

NC State University’s largest outreach effort, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, enters its second century with a new strategic plan focused on agriculture, food and 4-H youth development.

Strange Invader

Dr. Brett Hartis with hydrilla

Extension takes on hydrilla, the ‘King Kong of aquatic weeds.’

Extension farmworkers health and safety education program connects growers, immigrant farm workers and communities

Luis Cruz Santiago

Thanks to the first two years of a $125,198 Philip Morris International pilot project grant, Cooperative Extension is helping migrant workers avoid agricultural health and safety dangers, such as pesticide poisoning, heat stroke and green tobacco sickness.

Extension’s facilitation team adds value to communities

Lori Ivey

Fa.cil.i.tate: to make easy or easier. Thanks to the efforts of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s facilitation team, planning, implementing and collaborating have become easier for groups and counties across the state.

Reunion, Soilbration bring alumni, friends back to CEFS

Paul Mueller, Susan Perry-Cole, Roger Crickenberger, Shorlette Ammons and Alex Hitt

What do Firsthand Foods CEO Jennifer Curtis, University of Georgia faculty member Suzanne O’Connell and Western Illinois University Organic Research Director Joel Gruver have in common? All developed a passion for what they do now through earlier work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

Remembering T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, 89, who served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service from 1978 to 1981, passed away Sept. 16.

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