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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Holiday Schedule

The Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Office will be CLOSED: 2014 Friday, April 18, 2014 ~ Good Friday Monday, May 26, 2014 ~ Memorial Day Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ Independence Day Monday, September 1, 2014 ~ Labor Day Tuesday, November 11, 2014 ~ Veteran's Day Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014 ~ Thanksgiving Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday,  December 24, 25, & 26, 2014 ~ Christmas

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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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What are you doing
this summer? Sign up for 4-H Summer Adventures!

Believe it or not it is time to start thinking about what your child is going to be doing this summer.  Summer is just around the corner and RockinghamCounty 4-H has some great programs planned!  What is your youth doing this summer?  Would you like for your youth to have a safe and productive place to spend their summer days?  If so, check out the Rockingham County 4-H Summer Adventures programs here. Your youth can have fun while learning important life skills!  RockinghamCounty 4-H along with the NC Cooperative Extension and United Way of RockinghamCounty is sponsoring the 4-H Summer Adventures Program.  The programs vary in length and cost, but all programs are very reasonable with some being free!  We are offering programs for youth ages five to eighteen and you do not have to be in 4-H to come, but we bet you will want to join after you see what all 4-H offers.  Each program does have a limited number of spots available so be sure to contact us as soon as possible! Here is a summary of some of the programs we are offering this year.  4-H Investigates is back – this is one of the most popular programs where youth will become detectives to solve a “murder” mystery.  They will learn techniques such as DNA extraction, forensic anthropology, fingerprinting and much more.  Red Cross Babysitting Class for youth interested in learning more about babysitting and getting certified.  Healthy Kids is a program where youth will learn about getting fit, eating healthy while having fun.  iDentity Camp youth will learn about different cultures, class, as well as gain awareness about disabilities and will even learn about themselves.  At From the Farm to the Table youth will learn about farming and where their food comes from by visiting local farms and then preparing their own lunch!  Explore It will be a blast, youth will be traveling to the Greensboro Science Center to see the aquarium, museum and zoo.  At Junk Drawer Robotics, youth will gain an understanding in the basic science concepts related to robotics.  This is a program for youth who love to build and design things.  These are just a few of the programs being offered this summer.  You can find full details in the 4-H Summer Adventures program packet. You can find the registration packet online by clicking here  or you can contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent by calling (336)342-8230 or by email at morgan_maness@ncsu.edu.

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4-H Summer Adventures Program

Believe it or not it is time to start thinking about what your child is going to be doing this summer.  Summer is just around the corner and RockinghamCounty 4-H has some great MORE »

Know It and Grow It Medicinal Herb Workshop

Know It and Grow It Medicinal Herb Workshop Friday March 28, 2014  5 – 8 pm Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Space limited to 30 participants. Cost $30.  RockinghamCounty Agricultural Center 525 Hwy 65 MORE »

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4-H County Activity Days

Rockingham County 4-H had the County Activity Days on March 11, 2014.  There were three contests held; 4-H presentations, talent show and fashion revue.  County activity days are contests held to qualify our MORE »

Fruit and Nut Tree Pruning Demonstration

Fruit and Nut Tree Pruning Demonstration Tuesday, March 11, 2014  1 PM Larry Baker’s Orchard Click Here for more information Any questions please contact Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham Co. Cooperative Extension Agent at MORE »

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Piedmont Farm School

The Piedmont Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.  The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will MORE » – from   Forsyth County Center

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District 4-H Horse Show entries postmarked without a late feeFri Apr 25 - Fri Apr 25, 2014 - ALL DAY— 18 hours away
NC 4-H Horse Judging Contest & 2nd phase of Hippology Contest in RaleighSat Apr 26 - Sat Apr 26, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 days away
NC District 4-H Horse Show sponsorship forms dueThu May 1 - Thu May 1, 2014 - ALL DAY— 7 days away
NC 4-H Horse Artistic Expression entries need to be postmarkedThu May 1 - Thu May 1, 2014 - ALL DAY— 7 days away
RSVP for NC 4-H Congress to 4-H officeFri May 2 - Fri May 2, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
4-H Nutrition Fair entries due to 4-H officeMon May 12 - Mon May 12, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
NC 4-H Photo contest entries due to RaleighWed May 14 - Wed May 14, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
4-H Ambassador portfolios and AIRE due to RaleighThu May 15 - Thu May 15, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
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