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Mar 7, 2012

Lowes Foods pledges support to 10% Campaign

Lowe’s Foods Stores, Inc. of Winston-Salem has signed on as a major partner of the 10% Campaign, a North Carolina initiative designed to encourage consumers to spend 10 percent of their food budget on locally-produced foods. 

Mar 6, 2012

Lyndsie Young named Davie Extension Director

Lyndsie N. Young, Davie County’s 4-H leader for the last five years, has been named to direct North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in the county. 

Mar 5, 2012

Beyond the yuck factor

Why do Americans continue to flush their toilets with drinking water? It’s a question that an N.C. State University team of soil scientists contemplates every day as they work to show that small-scale wastewater reuse can be a way to ensure a safe and plentiful water supply in the face of projected nationwide water shortfalls. 

Feb 20, 2012

Swain County Farmers Market takes off, thanks in part to Extension Master Gardener’s leadership

For years, organizers of the Swain County Farmers Market struggled to get vendors and customers, but an enthusiastic Master Gardener volunteer helped the market blossom in 2011 with a new location, new vendors and new customers. 

Feb 20, 2012

Cabarrus Master Gardeners welcome spring with a festival of earthly delights

In Cabarrus County, nothing heralds spring like the Plant and Herb Festival that Master Gardeners hold each year at the Piedmont Farmers Market in Concord. More than 70 vendors and 4,000 visitors are expected at this year’s event, which takes place Saturday April 14. 

Feb 20, 2012

Guilford County Master Gardeners grow a community gardening network

When interest in community gardening began to spike a few years ago, Master Gardeners in Guilford County created a network that gives leaders of such gardens a way to connect with and learn from others while taking advantage of the wealth of gardening information available through Cooperative Extension. 

Feb 11, 2012

It's Muscadine Time!

A grape smoothie is just one of many products with powerful potential, thanks to a CALS partnership with muscadine growers. 

Feb 10, 2012

Specialist shows how ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ scenario was not norm

Amidst hectic family lives, it is tempting to recall the days of “Ozzie and Harriet” families, where Dad returned home from work each day to sit down to dinner with Mom in a dress and pearls and 2.3 kids. But a study by an N.C. State University faculty member shows that the nostalgic family of television fame was not the norm of American society that we believe today. 

Feb 10, 2012

CES foundations announce new endowments

Despite a slow economy, the three foundations that support North Carolina Cooperative Extension had something to celebrate at their last meeting: 14 new endowments and enhancement funds. 

Jan 12, 2012

Lifelong learners, lifelong leaders

Nutrition Leaders come together one last time as they wind up decades of service to N.C. State University’s seafood extension education program.