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Author: Natalie Hampton

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 a power outage to how to prepare simple meals without power, visit Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Information Center. On the national level, the Extension Disaster Education… 

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.