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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Holiday Schedule

The Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Office will be CLOSED: 2015 Thursday, January 1,2015 ~ New Year's Day Monday, January 19, 2015 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Friday, April 3, 2015 ~ Good Friday Monday, May 25, 2015 ~ Memorial Day Friday, July 3, 2015 ~ Independence Day Monday, September 7, 2015 ~ Labor Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ~ Veteran's Day Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2015 ~ Thanksgiving Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday,  December 23, 24, & 25, 2015 ~ Christmas

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Holiday Schedule

The Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Office will be CLOSED: 2015 Thursday, January 1,2015 ~ New Year's Day Monday, January 19, 2015 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Friday, April 3, 2015 ~ Good Friday Monday, May 25, 2015 ~ Memorial Day Friday, July 3, 2015 ~ Independence Day Monday, September 7, 2015 ~ Labor Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ~ Veteran's Day Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2015 ~ Thanksgiving Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday,  December 23, 24, & 25, 2015 ~ Christmas

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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2015 4-H Summer
Adventures is Now Available!

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 Rockingham County 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. Your youth can have fun while learning important life skills! Rockingham County 4-H along with the NC Cooperative Extension and United Way of Rockingham County 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. There are short workshops on sewing, beekeeping, wool felting, art and woodworking being offered. Safety Day Camp will be a great one where the kids will have a blast with hands on stations learning about safety. 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. Magic of Electricity will help youth learn about electricity and the careers in the field by doing hands on activities. ‘What Can 4-H Do 4 U’ is a new program that will give youth insight to many areas that 4-H offers to youth. From science, ag to animals; youth will get to experience it all. You can find full details in the 4-H Summer Adventures program packet. You can find the registration packet online at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-4-H-Summer-Adventures.pdf  or you can contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent by calling (336)342-8230 or by email at mcmaness@ncsu.edu.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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4-Hers Win at District Activity Day

On Saturday, June 13,  8 Rockingham County 4-H youth competed at the North Central 4-H District Activity Day in Guilford County at A&T University.  Rockingham County 4-H was among youth that were from MORE »

ALL About Ticks

All About Ticks program to by given by Dr. Wes Watson a Veterinarian and NCSU Extension Entomologist on Wednesday May 27, 2015 starting at 7 PM. The program is open to everyone. Please MORE »

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Piedmont Farm School popular

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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Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - PiedmontTue Jul 7 - Fri Jul 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheboro, NC, USA
— Tomorrow
4-H Poultry Judging and Avian Bowl ContestsTue Jul 7 - Tue Jul 7, 2015 - ALL DAY— Tomorrow
Safety Day Camp - 4-H Summer AdventuresTue Jul 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 2 days away
State 4-H Horse Show in RaleighWed Jul 8 - Sun Jul 12, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 days away
Livestock Skillathon and Judging Clinic for 4-HMon Jul 13 - Mon Jul 13, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
NC 4-H Electric CongressMon Jul 13 - Wed Jul 15, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
State 4-H Presentations Contest at NCSUSat Jul 18 - Sat Jul 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
— 2 weeks away
NC 4-H Congress in RaleighSat Jul 18 - Tue Jul 21, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
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