Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) is providing funds to expand and continue the work of the AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.
“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.
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.
Job growth is at opposite ends of the market, the high- and low-pay ends, with little growth in the middle. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explores this phenomenon and what it means for the economy.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives.
Gerald Frye wanted to be a farmer his entire life. But he grew up near the city, went to college to study business and took various jobs before launching his own agricultural operation at the age of 45. “I knew nothing, but one of the things I did right early on
was stumble into the Extension office.”
A good deal has changed in the 40 years, give or take, since Conlee Huffman first asked an Extension agent about Christmas trees. Over the years, from Extension, the Huffmans have gained valuable knowledge. In the Huffmans, Extension has found a reliable partner for on-farm demonstrations and other activities.
Betty Moseley, a retired dietitian living in Oxford, thought that she knew all there was to know about saving money. So when her North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent suggested that she sign up for the “Get the Money Monkey Off Your Back!” class series, she was skeptical. But now, she’s saving what she calls “real money.”
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.