Posts Tagged ‘Cooperative Extension’

Extension leaders discuss 100 years of service on UNC-TV

From left: Mitchell Lewis, host of "North Carolina Now," interviews Drs. Fletcher Barber and Joe Zublena.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s leaders highlight the organization’s 100 years of service, and its ongoing mission and programs, on UNC-TV, the statewide public TV network.

Share your thoughts on Cooperative Extension’s future

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While listening sessions across the state have wrapped up, the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is still seeking public comment as part of its ongoing strategic visioning and planning initiative.

TTFC funds expansion of AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs

CALS Dean Richard Linton (left) and Dr. Joe Zublena accept the contribution from TTFC's William Upchurch (right).

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.

Visioning initiative to help map Extension’s future

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service held a listening session for its employees and others during the State Extension Conference in Raleigh Nov. 6, 2013.

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.

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.

YOU DECIDE: How is the job market like weightlifting?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

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.

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.

Extension helps fulfill Gerald Frye’s dream of becoming a farmer

Gerald Frye says that "one of the things I did right early on was stumble into the Extension office."

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.”

Huffmans and Extension: A reliable partnership

Keith and Conlee Huffman run a diversified agricultural enterprise that includes Christmas trees and nursery crops.

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.

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