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2 minutes of impact -
June 2015

Learn how Currituck Extension put your investment to work and made positive impacts in our community in June 2015. There are a few upcoming events mentioned that you won't want to miss!

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2 minutes of impact -
June 2015

Learn how Currituck Extension put your investment to work and made positive impacts in our community in June 2015. There are a few upcoming events mentioned that you won't want to miss!

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2 minutes of impact -
May 2015

What does Currituck Extension DO anyway? Watch the video to find out!

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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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“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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the power of youth

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, 2015. Staff is available to assist. For more information, contact Currituck County 4-H, 232-2262.

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Free Lunch & Learn

Join NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center for a quick cooking demonstration using produce grown in Currituck County! The demonstration will be held at the Extension Office, 120 Community Way in Barco on MORE »

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Rain Gardens

Backyard rain gardens are a fun and inexpensive way to improve water quality and enhance the beauty of your yard. Rain gardens capture storm water runoff from rooftops and driveways, giving it a MORE »

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International Foods Workshop popular

Do you want to try your hand at preparing delicious cuisine from around the World? This workshop may be for you!   A 4-H International Foods workshop will be held on July 29-30 from MORE »

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2015 Northeast Ag Expo popular

The 2015 Northeast Ag Expo Field Day will be held on Thursday, July 30 beginning at 7:00 am with registration followed by field tours and lunch.  The event is sponsored annually by the North Carolina Cooperative MORE »

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NY Trip planned for December popular

The Currituck County 4-H Leaders Association is sponsoring a New York Bus trip to raise money to help support the Currituck County 4-H program. The trip is scheduled for December 11th and 12th. MORE »

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Beneficial Bugs popular

Beneficial insects are an important part of a healthy and well-balanced landscape. Without them, insect pests that damage plants would wreak havoc without anything to keep them in check. Most gardeners would agree MORE »

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Medicare News popular

SHIIP Monthly Column June 2015 Contact: Kerry Hall 919-807-6011 How do I become eligible for Medicare due to disability? The services of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Program of the North Carolina Department MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Beneficial InsectsThu Jul 30, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Currituck Extension Center 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 12 hours ago
4-H Youth Electric Energy ProgramMon Aug 3, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 3 days away
4-H Youth Electric Energy ProgramTue Aug 4, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 4 days away
4-H Happy Trails Horse CampTue Aug 4, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 4 days away
4-H Youth Electric Energy ProgramWed Aug 5, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 5 days away
4-H Happy Trails Horse CampWed Aug 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 5 days away
4-H Youth Electric Energy ProgramThu Aug 6, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 6 days away
4-H Happy Trails Horse CampThu Aug 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 6 days away
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