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January 2015

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


January 2015

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


Currituck County
Earns 2014 Jones Award

Currituck County is one of five local governments nationwide to receive a 2014 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal Ocean Resource Management. These awards are given every two years by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) This award was in response to the Currituck Goes Green initiative, established in 2009 as a partnership that includes NC Cooperative Extension, North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina Coastal Federation, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute and members of the community. The initiative has hosted water quality fairs, rain garden and wetlands restoration demonstrations, and workshops with topics including rain barrels, wildlife gardens and green development Please click on the following link, http://www.co.currituck.nc.us/news-home-ten.cfm, for more information about this prestigious award.

NC Cooperative Extension Service

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

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.

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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Private Applicators Re-Certification Training Class

The Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring a pesticide recertification class for Private Pesticide Applicators at the Currituck Extension Center on Monday, March 9, 2015 beginning at 1:00 MORE »

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Medicare Update Class

Do you have questions about Medicare? North Carolina Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center is holding a Medicare Update Class to help answer those questions and steer you in the right direction. The class MORE »


Smart with Money

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center will be holding a Smart with Money series March 24th and 31st from 6:00 pm – 8:30pm at the Currituck Extension Office in Barco. Registration is MORE »

SBI Camp 2013

Science.Biotechnology.Investigate Camp

The Northeast District 4-H Agents will be holding S.B.I Camp (Science.Biotechnology. Investigate) on July 7-9, 2015 at NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. The S.B.I. Camp is open to all rising 6th through MORE »

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NENC Daffodil Show

The 8th Annual Northeast North Carolina Daffodil Show Co-Sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center and the Master Gardener Volunteers of Currituck County will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 MORE »

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Craft Show

Registration for the 2015 Northeastern North Carolina Craft Workshop begins on February 7th, 2015 and will be accepted on a “first come-first served” basis until the April 2nd, 2015 deadline. Registration forms and MORE »

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Rescheduled Date ~ Northeast Ag Expo Irrigation & Drainage MeetingThu Mar 5, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center, Gatesville, NC
— Tomorrow
Eat Smart Move More Weigh LessThu Mar 5, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM— Tomorrow
All Bugs Good and Bad Series WebinarFri Mar 6, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 2 days away
2015 Northeast Shooting for the Stars-Childcare ConferenceSat Mar 7, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, United States
— 3 days away
staff conferenceMon Mar 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
conference room
— 5 days away
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification ProgramMon Mar 9, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 5 days away
Albemarle Antique Power Equipment MeetingMon Mar 9, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 5 days away
County Health & Wellness MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM— 6 days away
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