Produce grown in gardens that were submerged by floodwaters during or after Hurricane Irene can pose a health risk. A new food safety info sheet from North Carolina Extension explains the risks and what you can do to avoid getting sick.
Hurricane Irene left many people across North Carolina without power – and with questions about food safety. When the power goes out, food that’s supposed to be kept cool in the refrigerator or freezer can grow harmful bacteria. Because unsafe food may not appear to be or smell spoiled, North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers post-storm food safety guidelines.
Mold can cause health problems, so people who live in homes that were flooded during Hurricane Irene should act quickly and carefully to prevent or remove mold. North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides recommendations for helping homeowners faced with mold problems.
Families who weather particularly bad storms such as Hurricane Irene are likely to experience stress. Recognizing the signs and taking steps to cope with them are key to reducing the impact, say North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents and specialists.
Beginning with home demonstration canning clubs, the FCS program has addressed needs of North Carolina families since 1911.
Dr. Claudette Smith, interim associate administrator and program leader for Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H for The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, was one of two members of Extension faculties at 1890 land-grants honored with an Association of Extension Administrators Chairman’s Award at the AEA’s annual meeting in St. Louis, June 26 – July 1.
Dr. Andrew Behnke recently won the national 2011 eXtension Community of Practice Achievement Award. He was cited for his “technological innovation and extraordinary inclusiveness and generosity in sharing his skills and resources at the local, state and national levels.”
Wanda Clay, a long-time North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent in Duplin County, has been named to direct to Cooperative Extension program in the county.
As of fall 2010, courses have begun in a new graduate program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University. The new program offers two distance-based graduate study paths leading to master’s degrees in Family Life and Youth Development.
The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) has honored Dr. R. Dale Safrit of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, N.C. State University.