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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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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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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/2015/04/2015-4-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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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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4-H Nutrition Fair

On Thursday, April 23, Rockingham County 4-H held their annual 4-H Nutrition Fair. 4-Hers from ages 5-18 displayed their recipes and food dishes. There were 9 youth participating in the contest!  4-Hers prepared 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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Kountry Kids 4-H Club Open Horse Show in Gibsonville at Circle S ArenaSat May 23 - Sat May 23, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Circle S Arena, Gibsonville, NC
— 15 hours away
AllAbout TicksWed May 27, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65 Reidsville NC 27320
— 5 days away
NC Jr Beef RoundupSat May 30 - Sun May 31, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Deadline to RSVP for 4-H Congress & RSVP for Summer Adventures Safety Day CampMon Jun 1 - Mon Jun 1, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
District 4-H Horse Council meeting - 7pmMon Jun 1, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Golden Corral, 3108 Garden Road, Burlington, NC 27215, United States
— 1 week away
North Central District 4-H Activity Day at A&T UniversitySat Jun 13 - Sat Jun 13, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
NC 4-H Citizenship Focus in RaleighMon Jun 15 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
4-H Investigates - Summer AdventuresTue Jun 16 - Thu Jun 18, 2015 - ALL DAY— 4 weeks away
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