Jul 13, 2010

Program helps people eat smart, move more and weigh less

More than 65 percent of all N.C. adults are overweight, and our state ranks fifth worst in the country for childhood obesity. Cooperative Extension is out to change these statistics through its Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program. The 15-week program helps people plan, track and live healthier lifestyles. A team of experts with Extension and the N.C. Division of Public Health developed the program.

Jul 9, 2010

Wickliffe named Guilford Extension director

Dr. William “Wick” Wickliffe, long-time North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service agent in Guilford County, has been named to direct the county’s Cooperative Extension program. Wickliffe’s appointment as Guilford Extension director, effective July 12, was announced by Dr. Joe Zublena, interim […]

Jul 2, 2010

Going mobile: Extension IT offers site for smartphones

North Carolina Cooperative Extension has gone mobile with the launch of a new website designed specifically for smartphones such as the iPhone, Palm, BlackBerry and Android. The site, at http://m.ces.ncsu.edu, features staff directories for NCCE and N.C. State University and maps to county centers. Users can also reach news feeds from Extension Online News and eXtension.

Jul 2, 2010

Hanlin named Wilkes CED

Dr. William G. “Bill” Hanlin, area specialized Extension agent based in Wilkes County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center there, effective July 1. Hanlin’s appointment was announced by Wilkes County Manager John Yates and Dr. Joe […]

Jun 27, 2010

Bradley named Rutherford County Extension director

Jeffrey K. Bradley, area agricultural Extension agent based in Buncombe County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Rutherford County, effective July 12. Bradley’s appointment was announced by Rutherford County Manager John Condrey and Dr. Joe […]

Jul 14, 2010

New foundation launched at joint Extension foundations event

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Foundation, the 4-H Development Fund and the Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation welcomed a fourth foundation to the Extension family on April 22. The North Carolina Extension and Community Association (ECA) Foundation was officially launched […]

Jul 29, 2010

You Decide: Are we still competitive?

To many, the recession of the last two years is a symptom of a larger economic problem in the nation -- that we just can't compete anymore. Economist Mike Walden comments on that viewpoint in his latest You Decide column.

Jul 29, 2010

Extension invited to join 10% Campaign

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is supporting the 10% Campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers to spend 10 percent of their food dollars locally, by providing an agent in each county to serve as a local foods coordinator. In addition, Extension has signed on to promote the campaign and support a 10% Campaign Employee Challenge, according to a memo from Drs. Joe Zublena and M. Ray McKinnie.

Jul 21, 2010

CEFS launches campaign to build North Carolina’s local food economy

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has launched a new statewide effort to build North Carolina's local food economy. The 10% Campaign encourages consumers to spend 10 percent of their existing food dollars to support local food producers and related businesses. Doing so will create jobs, boost the viability of North Carolina farms and fisheries and promote healthy communities statewide.

Jul 15, 2010

Educator provides food-safety facts for those who need to know

N.C. State University's Dr. Ben Chapman focuses on finding the best ways to communicate food safety risk to the people who need to know. He is interested in how social media like Facebook and rapid communication technologies like Twitter might improve public safety around the issue of food risk.