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Category: Extension

Jul 11, 2022

A Caregiver’s Guide to Supporting Latino LGBTQ+ Youth

Maru Gonzalez, along with colleagues at SHIFT NC, has created a resource guide to assist parents, caregivers and loved ones of Latino LGBTQ+ Youth. 

Jul 1, 2022

AHS and 4-H Colleagues Receive $1.2 million Grant From CYFAR

Dr. Autumn Guin and colleagues have been awarded a CYFAR grant to implement research-based STEM curricula in grades 6-8 in rural communities in four NC counties. 

Produce, Food, Fruit

Jun 20, 2022

AHS Faculty Member Awarded USDA Grant

Dr. Dara Bloom was awarded a USDA grant to build a statewide collaborative to connect local food systems and early childhood partners. 

Jun 3, 2022

Steps to Health Toolkits Become Eligible for National SNAP-ED Toolkit

The Steps to Health team had three of their toolkits accepted for the SNAP-Ed Toolkit, making them eligible for use nationwide. 

Apr 19, 2022

Four Helpful Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Up to 40% of the food grown, prepared or sold in the United States is wasted. 

Apr 4, 2022

In Food Safety Study, 25% of Participants Contaminated Salad with Raw Chicken

The study highlights the importance of hand-washing and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen. 

Dec 16, 2021

Study Examines LGBTQ+ Competencies Among 4-H Professionals

A first-of-its-kind study revealed a gap between knowledge and skills of 4-H professionals in engaging and developing programs for LGBTQ+ youth in 4-H across North Carolina. 

Nov 9, 2021

Boots on the Ground Program Expands Reach of Veteran Apprenticeship Farming in North Carolina

NC State faculty member’s newly awarded NIFA grant will provide long-term training to veterans who are interested in farming. 

Oct 26, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Food Safety Tips

With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, Ellen Shumaker, extension associate and Director of Outreach for Safe Plates at NC State University, sat down with The Abstract to discuss what trick-or-treating may look like this year and which foods to steer clear of. When trick-or-treating this year, “it’s really up to each person to decide their level… 

People sitting around a table and eating food

Apr 7, 2020

Extension COVID-19 Food Safety Resources Reach Far and Nationwide

Innovative thinking and the ability to rapidly deploy research-backed guidance has put NC State Extension food safety all over the map.