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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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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New Hanover County
Arboretum

Gardens Open Daily Free The New Hanover County Arboretum is a special 7-acres in the heart of New Hanover County where homeowners can see the variety of plants that grow in our coastal area as well as emerging trends in plant material.  Cooperative Extension’s “horticulture laboratory”, the Arboretum has a very knowledgeable staff and many volunteers working to make the gardens beautiful and educational.  Come out and discover what makes us so extraordinary!  Like us on Facebook!  

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National 4-H Week

Youth Celebrate
National 4-H Week

Wilmington, NC (September 16, 2013)— More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. New Hanover County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community. New Hanover County 4-H families celebrated their accomplishments from the past year at their annual achievement banquet in September. A few of the highlights of the year included recognizing six project record book participants including two district gold and one district silver winners and nine presentation participants including four who competed in the state level competition. “In 4-H children can explore their own interests and at the same time learn how to be good friends, citizens, and leaders.   Our children have not only benefitted from the education, 4-H has helped them develop a positive self-image,” said New Hanover County 4-H parent Brad Shepard. During 2013 the county 4-H program has welcomed several new youth clubs including two horse clubs, an after school club at Pax Natura Academy, a poultry club, an electric club and a community club. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are: Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities, Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors, and Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the out-of-school time. In New Hanover County, more than 3,000 4-H members and 350 volunteers are involved in 4‑H. About 4-H: 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In the U.S., 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs operate throughout more than 50 countries. Learn more about 4-H at http://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/, and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newhanovercounty4h.

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

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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4-H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress

A delegation from New Hanover County attended the 67th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 14-16 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Two hundred 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 59 MORE »

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4-H National Youth Science DayWed Oct 8 - Wed Oct 8, 2014 - ALL DAY— 7 days away
AFP Cape Fear ChapterWed Oct 8, 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 7 days away
Wilmington cape fear Rose SocietySat Oct 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 1 week away
Arboretum Gift Shop CommitteeMon Oct 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 2 weeks away
FOA Executive Board MeetingMon Oct 13, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Wilmington Art AssociationTue Oct 14, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington
— 2 weeks away
Hobby Greenhouse ClubTue Oct 14, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 2 weeks away
Division of Coastal Mgmt.Wed Oct 15, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 2 weeks away
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