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Author: Natalie Hampton

Nov 3, 2010

Bed bugs are topic of workshops Nov. 3 and 10

As homeowners and institutions experience a re-emergence of bed bugs, N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County center will host a workshop on the topic Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Extension center is located at 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem. A similar workshop will be held in Greenville, Nov. 10. 

Oct 27, 2010

Howling Cow scores again

New Chancellor's Choice flavor Wolf Tracks is a hit! Watch video from the flavor unveiling. 

Oct 27, 2010

Hawk named Extension director for Jackson and Swain counties

Robert J. Hawk, a community resource development Extension agent for a 12-county area of western North Carolina, has been named the new county Extension director for both Jackson and Swain counties. 

Oct 14, 2010

Vermicomposting is subject of CALS State Fair exhibit

Visitors to the N.C. State Fair’s Green NC exhibit can learn how to start a home worm bin at a booth created by N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Oct 13, 2010

Floriculture researchers test pink poinsettias

The late Kay Yow, N.C. State University women’s basketball coach who died in 2009, forever linked N.C. State with breast cancer awareness through her annual Hoops for Hope women’s basketball game. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, N.C. State’s floriculture program has unveiled a new symbol of the fight against breast cancer – pink poinsettias. 

Oct 11, 2010

Cabarrus youth earn county fair honors

Youth incarcerated at Concord’s Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center were able to participate in this year’s Cabarrus County Fair through projects they created with 4-H clubs on the center’s campus. 4-H Extension agent Heather Jones and Cooperative Extension of Cabarrus County partnered with Stonewall Jackson YDC to offer experiences through 4-H that to help youth learn live skills to help them become more engaged with the community. 

Oct 5, 2010

Anastas believes science, technology offer ‘green’ solutions

Today, most people have biochemical substances in their systems that weren’t even known before 1945, Dr. Paul Anastas of the Environmental Protection Agency told an audience at N.C. State University during the fifth Borlaug Lecture held Oct. 4. Known as the “Father of Green Chemistry,” Anastas told the audience that innovation is required to help society reduce its dependence on products and processes that rely on toxic substances. 

Oct 5, 2010

Seitz named Pender County Extension director

Mark Seitz, associate area specialized Extension agent based in Jones County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Pender County, effective Oct. 1. 

Oct 5, 2010

Franklin County hosts local foods meal as fundraiser

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Franklin County will host a local foods dinner on Friday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Farmers' Market Shelter in Louisburg's Shannon Village Shopping Center. 

Sep 29, 2010

‘Father of Green Chemistry’ will give Borlaug Lecture Oct. 4

Dr. Paul Anastas, recognized as the “Father of Green Chemistry” and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will deliver the fifth Borlaug Lecture at N.C. State University on October 4, 3:30 p.m., in the N.C. State Talley Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.