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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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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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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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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Rockingham County 4-Hers Attend NC 4-H Congress

Eight Rockingham County 4-H youth attended NC 4-H Congress in Raleigh at NCSU on June 21 – 24, 2014.  Approximately 541 youth, staff and volunteers from around the state attended Congress.  Congress is MORE »

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4-H Summer Adventures Program

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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 »

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 »

Discovering Cut Flower Production Program

Date: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 Time: 1PM-5PM Location: Rockingham County Agricultural Center – 525 NC 65  Reidsville, NC 27320 For More Information Click Here For registration form Click Here             MORE »


Piedmont Farm School

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4-H Summer Adventures - Explore ItMon Jul 28 - Mon Jul 28, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 days away
Southern Regionals 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, NCWed Jul 30 - Sun Aug 3, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Horsemanship Camp district scholarship requests due to MorganFri Aug 1 - Fri Aug 1, 2014 - ALL DAY— 6 days away
RSVP for State 4-H Council Conference in RaleighMon Aug 4 - Mon Aug 4, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
4-H Summer Adventures - Junk Drawer RoboticsTue Aug 5 - Thu Aug 7, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
4-H Youth Summit in AshevilleFri Aug 15 - Sat Aug 16, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
4-H State Council Conference in RaleighSat Sep 6 - Sun Sep 7, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
State Fair entry deadline for 4-H entriesSun Sep 21 - Sun Sep 21, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
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