Justin Moore

Apr 22, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Learning About Creatures Great and Small Through 4-H

Students’ eyes light up as they watch a chick peck its way out of the eggshell—the pinnacle of the 4-H embryology project. Those moments of wonder happened with 56,000 students in schools across North Carolina in 2019, satisfying state science […]

Mar 3, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Making the Best Better, Virtually

NC State Extension 4-H camps and hands-on enrichment activities provide thousands of youth with opportunities to socialize and learn practical skills spanning agriculture, animal husbandry, STEM, responsible and informed citizenship, career development and more. After being forced to reevaluate all […]

Feb 19, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Extension Food Safety Experts Point the Way During Pandemic

While restaurants waited out mandatory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, Extension personnel were inundated with questions from restaurateurs about how to safely reopen once they got the green light. How could their staff protect themselves and returning customers while […]

Feb 17, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Protecting Farmworkers: The Pandemic Dilemma

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic just as the spring growing season kicked off in North Carolina. Agriculture is already one of the nation’s most hazardous industries, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, with high rates of […]

Feb 17, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Distributing Nearly 1 Million Face Coverings to Farmworkers

North Carolina Cooperative Extension partnered with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protection equipment for use by agricultural workers across the […]

Feb 16, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Reviving the Restaurant Industry

NC State Extension partners with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC to help North Carolina’s $21.4 billion restaurant industry safely reopen in the midst of a global pandemic.

Feb 16, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Counting Chicks (and Clicks) on Facebook

Hatch day in Julie Warner’s classroom at Richmond County’s East Rockingham Elementary School arrived not a moment too soon. After 21 days of waiting, her second-graders finally got to meet their fuzzy chicks and continue the scientific observations that are […]

Feb 16, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Keeping Food on Tables: Relieving Food Insecurity Amid COVID-19

Economically disadvantaged families across the state are experiencing additional financial pain due to job furloughs and layoffs. Uncertainty surrounding the pandemic continues and as the needs grow, N.C. Cooperative Extension will continue to lead, just as it does year-round.

Feb 16, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Virtual Events Transformed Field Days

More than 50 years ago, farmers in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington and Tyrrell counties faced unique struggles as they worked to farm land that had recently been reclaimed from the swamp. In 2020, the challenge was how Extension could rescue a […]

Feb 16, 2021  |  We Still Grow NC

Food Safety Expertise Reaches Far and Wide

Food safety was not an immediate worry connected to COVID-19. But it wasn’t long before retail food establishments began worrying about protecting their workers and customers from the disease. In response to looming questions, NC State Extension scientists took their […]