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Author: Natalie Hampton

Sep 23, 2010

ESP seeks award nominees

The XI Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi is seeking award applications for 2010. Any North Carolina Cooperative Extension employee with three or more years of service is eligible to be a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi and to be recognized through the annual awards and recognition process. 

Sep 10, 2010

‘Extension Gardener’ focuses on landscape grasses

Learn about "Gorgeous Grasses for Garden Texture," including pink muhly grass, in the fall regional editions of Extension Gardener. This season's Showstopper Plant, purple muhly is an airy grass that blooms in fall with masses of vibrant-pink flower panicles. 

Sep 10, 2010

N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships

Students from across the state have received 4-H scholarships from the North Carolina 4-H Foundation to attend institutions of higher learning. During the recent State 4-H Congress held in Raleigh, the foundation awarded more than $130,000 in 4-H scholarships for this academic year. 

Sep 7, 2010

Craven team takes top horticulture honors

Craven County’s 4-H junior horticulture team -- members Nathaniel Glasgow, David Lynch, Zane Zechmen and Seth Schneider -- placed first in the junior division of the N.C. State Horticulture Contest recently. 

Sep 2, 2010

Extension site helps with disaster prep, recovery

Hurricane Earl provides a reminder that N.C. Cooperative Extension has resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. For everything from how to care for fish in… 

Aug 26, 2010

10% Campaign hosts sign-up at Raleigh market

The 10% Campaign was on hand at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Wednesday, Aug. 25, to sign up new participants. Since the campaign website opened in July, nearly 1,000 participants have signed up and reported spending more than $60,000 on local food. 

Aug 17, 2010

Guilford hosts Great Tomato Tasting

In July, about 150 people turned out in Guilford County to pick their favorite tomato from roughly 40 varieties planted in the spring by Master Gardeners and cared for by N.C. A&T State University researchers Dr. Keith Baldwin and Ricky Holness. 

Aug 11, 2010

Horticulture students learn through PLANET

For 20 years, N.C. State University horticultural science students have made a strong showing at a national landscape industry competition – PLANET student competitions -- and along the way they’ve raised nearly half a million dollars to support their travels. 

Aug 11, 2010

Youth participate in Junior Dairy Show

Each year, N.C. Cooperative Extension conducts the Junior Dairy Show at sites around the state. The show held in Guilford County Aug. 3-4 included participants from surrounding counties. The dairy show was organized by Extension Dairy Agent Marti Day. To see images from the show, visit Debbie Roos's Growing Small Farms site. 

Aug 9, 2010

Not your mom’s 4-H

In July, N.C. Cooperative Extension and 4-H worked with Trading Spaces designer Edward Walker to develop a green design competition for 4-H’ers interested in fashion and interior design, encouraging their ambition while helping to change public perception of 4-H – an organization that does so much more than livestock exhibitions and canning competitions.