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Aug 20, 2012

Horn of Plenty is Extension's big 'thank you' to counties

Amidst dinosaurs, whales and science of all descriptions, more than 500 guests – county commissioners and their families – enjoyed all the features of Raleigh’s newest museum at N.C. Cooperative Extension’s annual Horn of Plenty dinner Aug. 17. The appreciation dinner is held during the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ annual meeting. 

Aug 6, 2012

Accessible to all

Vision and tenacity marked the efforts of those who laid the groundwork for the founding of N.C. State and its missions of teaching, research and extension. 

Aug 6, 2012

FoodCorps marks first year

At Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, third graders have spent time this year learning how to plant a garden, harvest the plants and eat what they grow. The school is one of five FoodCorps sites in Guilford County where FoodCorps service member Leah Klaproth has worked with students and teachers since the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. 

Aug 6, 2012

Extension’s Garner is Onslow’s Woman of the Year

As Peggie Garner rushed in the pouring rain to the Onslow County Chamber of Commerce “Woman of the Year” luncheon, her biggest concerns were arriving on time and staying dry. 

Aug 6, 2012

Turning the tide on poverty in Hertford County

In Hertford County, public school students aren’t lugging heavy book bags home. Though literacy is a problem there, the county schools don’t have enough textbooks to go around, so students share books during the school day, rather than taking them home. But an anti-poverty effort of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Hertford County is improving young people’s access to books. 

Jul 16, 2012

Extension Master Gardeners turn barren lot into peaceful park

What was a narrow, barren lot beside the Clay County administrative office building in downtown Hayesville is now a peaceful park, thanks to recent efforts of Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Their donated work saved the county more than $10,000. 

Jul 10, 2012

Juntos summit unites Latino students in quest for higher education and rewarding careers

Seventeen-year-old Arely Vasquez may not know what college she is going to attend or what she’d like to major in, but a couple things are for certain: She will be going. And she credits the Juntos program and its summer summit for keeping her motivated to do what it takes to get accepted at a top-tier school. 

May 1, 2012

CALS students, faculty, alumnus among 2012 GSD honorees

On April 25, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, recognized academic achievement and contributions to agriculture. 

Apr 23, 2012

Dr. Clyde Chesney, former Extension administrator, dies

Dr. Clyde E. Chesney, former North Carolina Cooperative Extension district director who from 1998 until his retirement in 2009 was an administrator at Tennessee State University, died April 18 in Nashville, Tenn. 

Mar 30, 2012

Deborah Cox named Stokes Extension director

Deborah Cox, family and consumer sciences agent in Caldwell County, has been named to direct Cooperative Extension programs in Stokes County.