Strategic Plan Makes Pandemic Food Response Easier
The closing of schools across North Carolina has left many economically disadvantaged parents concerned about how to feed their families. But through strong partnerships and dedicated staff, N.C. Cooperative Extension is working to change that.
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.
Johnston County 4-H Counts Chickens and Facebook Views
The closing of all North Carolina schools because of the coronavirus put a damper on many class projects across the state, but in Johnston County, an innovative 4-H agent took the program in a new direction.
Franklin County Horse Farm Tour Combines Demonstrations with Extension Education
N.C. Cooperative Extension delivers research-backed knowledge from the state’s land grant universities directly to the public. In this case, that means connecting the horse community with information and learning opportunities in Franklin County.
A Day Without Food? Not If This Extension Program Can Help It.
For 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program from N.C. Cooperative Extension has been fighting to free individuals from food insecurity, poor nutrition and choices that are detrimental to the health of families.
States’ 4-H International Honors NC State Extension’s Daniel Collins
The non-profit organization, which conducts cultural immersion programs with Extension 4-H centers around the world, recently presented NC State Extension's own Daniel Collins with the 2018 Rookie of the Year award.
Local NBA Star Sends Seven Kids to N.C. 4-H Camp
Atlanta Hawks shooting guard and Bertie County, North Carolina, native Kent Bazemore recently treated seven first-time summer campers to the N.C. 4-H camp that helped shape his own childhood experiences.
Extension Launches Master Food Volunteer Program
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is actively recruiting volunteers to the new Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. Once trained, EMFVs will play a much-needed role in supporting family and consumer sciences (FCS) Extension agents as they work in the community to help influence healthy behaviors.
Straight from the Kitchen, Garden and Farm: Homegrown Educates, Connects North Carolinians
Homegrown, a new educational video series from NC State Extension, aims to reconnect people to the food, landscapes and agriculture of North Carolina.
Long-Awaited Extension Gardener Handbook Now Available
A new award-winning gardening handbook published by NC State Extension has arrived on the market. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook offers practical guidelines for bringing the best in research-driven, environmentally responsible gardening practices right to your own garden, lawn or landscape.