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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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“Volunteer 4
Youth”

The Currituck Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program has a goal of engaging more of the county’s youth population in life skill development over the next three years. To reach this goal, 4-H is seeking caring volunteers to join us in supporting Currituck’s 4-H youth. 4-H is the largest youth development program in the state, with a long history of providing enjoyable and meaningful educational opportunities that can become the foundation for a lifetime of success. Across the state, 4-H programs provide young people with opportunities to explore new interests, gain new knowledge, enhance their expertise and discover their passion while teaching valuable life skills that prepare them for the future. Available to young people between ages 5 and 19, 4-H programs offer real-world learning experiences and leadership opportunities that enhance a young person’s educational success and inspire community engagement. With more than 240,000 4-H members across the state, none of this would be possible without the help of volunteers who have a passion for educating and encouraging today’s youth. These volunteers are the core of a successful 4-H model; they provide guidance for 4-H members and serve as positive adult role models for the youth with whom they interact. These same volunteers help 4-H members learn critical life skills and direct youth toward a future as engaged and contributing members of our state. Helping build leadership potential in our young people is a win for all. Expected to launch in early January, the Currituck 4-H campaign, “Volunteer 4 Youth” has the goals of informing citizens about the ways adults can volunteer with 4-H and recruiting 100 new volunteers by the end of the year. Key components of the campaign efforts include: recruitment videos, open house for citizens, social media ads, news articles and radio spots. Businesses who would like to support this campaign should contact the local 4-H Agent. Keep an eye out for campaign materials coming to your community, and don’t hesitate to get involved yourself! For more information about becoming a volunteer or Currituck 4-H in general, visit http://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu.

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Faces of Agriculture

Ninety-eight percent of farms are family farms. Here are just a few of the family farms operating in the Albemarle Region of Northeast North Carolina. Cooperative Extension assists these and others with research-based information you can trust. http://youtu.be/Ot_XyGZ6EQI

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More than Grades

Young people need more than good grades  to become successful adults and Currituck 4-H can help. In a recent article in the Washington Post, clear indications are given that good grades in school will not completely prepare a young person for the workplace. There are many skills that young people must possess to be successful, both in school and in the workplace; youth development professionals call these “life skills”. These skills include being able to meet new people and have successful interactions with them. In particular, kids need to have some public speaking skills. An individual’s ability to articulate and present himself to a group of people goes a long way. Being able to defend one’s beliefs is a skill young people will need for the rest of their lives. Parents, you can have your kids write a speech and present it aloud to others. They need to practice making eye contact, breathing and speaking slowly. 4-H can help with that! 4-H in North Carolina sponsors a public speaking contest each year. Each county submits entries to the District competition; winners advance to the state competition in July. This year, the District 4-H Public Speaking competition, known as District Activity Day, will be held on May 30 in Franklin County (Louisburg). Transportation will be provided for participants through the county 4-H office. Any youth, ages 5-18 are eligible to participate. Youth must register through the county 4-H office, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC no later than April 23, 2014. Staff is available to assist. For more information, contact Currituck County 4-H, 232-2262.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who enjoy learning, gardening and volunteering. Master Gardeners receive intensive training from their local Cooperative Extension center. In return, they volunteer to help Extension staff MORE »

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Christmas Time in Currituck popular

2014 Rock-N-Roll Holiday Christmas Parade Jolly Old St Nick arrived the evening of Friday, Dec. 5th  at the 22nd Annual Currituck Christmas Parade and 62nd Annual Tree Lighting sponsored by the Currituck County MORE »

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State Camp in Columbia, NC popular

Currituck County 4-H will attend the Eastern 4-H Environmental Educational Center in Columbia, NC for camp the week of June 21-26, 2015. Cost for camp is $420.00, this fee includes transportation, meals, lodging, MORE »

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Currituck Hosts Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event popular

Cowboy mounted shooting is the fastest growing equine sport in the nation with over 14,000 members.  Competitions are held in nearly every state and range from local levels to several national competitions held MORE »

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Currituck Wins Again popular

The Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension recently received the “Outstanding County Performance” award.  The award was presented at the annual state meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Xi Chapter held in Smithfield, MORE »

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2015 Membership Run popular

Currituck County Run Club invites everyone to run, walk, or jog the 2015 Currituck Run Club Membership 5K at 10 am on Saturday, January 31st at the Currituck County Extension Office! Registration information MORE »

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Staff MeetingMon Dec 22, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM— 2 days away
GIRLS Group - Cookie ClassMon Dec 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM— 2 days away
FCS Staff ConferenceMon Dec 22, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM— 2 days away
4-H County Council MeetingMon Jan 5, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM— 2 weeks away
staff conferenceMon Jan 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
conference room
— 3 weeks away
County Health & Wellness MeetingTue Jan 13, 2015
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener Volunteer Training ClassTue Jan 13, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 3 weeks away
Eat Smart Move More Weigh LessThu Jan 15, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM— 4 weeks away
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