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Impacts-July
2016

Currituck Extension works hard to match research based information to the needs in our community. See how we did that in July 2016!

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Impacts-July
2016

Currituck Extension works hard to match research based information to the needs in our community. See how we did that in July 2016!

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Impacts-June
2016

Currituck Extension works hard to match research based information to the needs in our community. See how we did that in June 2016!

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Impacts-May
2016

Currituck Extension works hard to match research based information to the needs in our community. See how we did that in May 2016!

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People

NC State Extension in Currituck recently addressed the Board of Commissioners to share impacts from the 2015 program year. Extension in Currituck is an arm of NC State University which exists to bring University research to the local community.  Extension offers educational programs primarily in the areas of Agriculture, 4-H and Youth Development and Foods and Nutrition. Volunteers and program participants highlighted some of the work that was accomplished during the course of the year. In 2015 Currituck County Cooperative Extension staff utilized a network of advisors and volunteers to assess needs and deliver impactful, research based programming designed to improve the quality of life for Currituck County citizens. Currituck County Cooperative Extension Staff delivered 167 educational programs and provided face-to-face education and assistance to 14,920 citizens. Currituck Extension volunteers donated 8074 hours of service and expanded the reach of programming by over 8600 contacts. The total estimated value of volunteer contributions was $178,758. Fundraising, grants and community contributions for program enhancement in 2015 increased by over 25% to $136,460.  Staff produced 151 news articles and 13 educational videos in 2015. Major initiatives identified as critical by advisory leaders and a local needs assessment included a focus on healthy eating, physical activity and chronic disease reduction; family financial management; youth and community development; profitable and sustainable agriculture; and urban and consumer horticulture. The impact agricultural programs and visits had on Currituck in 2015 included everything from farms to landscapes.  The County Extension’s Agricultural Program has provided: Pesticide re-certification classes with a total of 174 credit hours earned, preserving an estimated $675,990 in wages. Variety trials, test plots and education conducted through the Northeast Ag Expo Team resulted in net income gains over $360,000. Pesticide disposal efforts resulted in a reduction of 389 pounds of unwanted pesticides and the recycling of 4600 pounds of pesticide containers. Eleven new Extension Master Gardener Volunteers were certified while 61 met the requirements for and received their re-certification. The 2015 Flower and Garden Show reached well over 800 visitors from Currituck, surrounding counties and southeastern Virginia. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers donated over 3300 hours in 2015, the equivalent value of one and a half additional full time staff members serving our community through Extension programs Family and consumer science programming in 2015 focused on health and nutrition, food safety, volunteerism and senior adult issues. Highlights of the Family and Consumer Science Program include: Nutrition and Health programs successfully helped participants increase their physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption resulting in medical cost and lost productivity savings estimated at $209,260. Extension staff and volunteers assisted 123 Medicare beneficiaries during open enrollment and saved these clients a total of $121,010.86. Nutrition classes reached low income families representing 92 individuals helping them stretch their food dollars and improve their nutrition. The Currituck County 4-H program offered many inquiry based and real life learning opportunities for youth in 2015. Programs in 4-H focused on teen leadership, equine education and supporting the public schools through science, technology, engineering and math educational programming and curricula. Highlights of the Currituck 4-H Program include: Summer 4-H Day Camp Programs in partnership with the public schools reached nearly 100 youth with science, technology, engineering and math education utilizing a hands-on, robotics curriculum. The 4-H Backpacks for Kids program raised over $14,000 in private donations which supported the delivery of over 160 weekend meals each week to school children that are considered food insecure. Two hundred 2nd grade students in Currituck County participated in the 4-H Embryology school enrichment program which increased school attendance, participation, grades and behavior, according to participating teachers. Three hundred and nine elementary students participated in the interactive exhibit, "Speedway to Healthy" to learn about proper nutrition and activity as well as the dangers of obesity. Extension in Currituck also oversees the operation of the Currituck County Rural Center (CCRC).  The prime season for rentals at the CCRC runs from March to May and September to November.  During the 2015 season, 50% of available weekend dates were rented for an income of just over $7000.  Other events conducted by Cooperative Extension and partners included one day retreats, summer movie nights, 4-H horse camps, dig into agriculture day, the Currituck Heritage Festival, and instructional equine clinics.   Recreational users, both those with horses and without are increasing steadily. Playgrounds, fishing ponds and trails are the most popular amenities for non-horse users, while equine enthusiasts rave about the well kept rings and barns. Currituck Cooperative Extension continues to offer a diverse program focused on improving the lives, land and economy of all Currituck citizens. For more information about Extension programs visit the website at currituck.ces.ncsu.edu or call the office at 252-232-2261.

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Impacts-April
2016

Currituck Extension works hard to match research based information to the needs in our community. See how we did that in April 2016!

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Currituck County Nickels for Know-How Referendum

 CURRITUCK COUNTY NICKELS FOR KNOW-HOW REFERENDUM  The Currituck County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Tommy R. Grandy, Agriculture Extension Agent and County Referendum Chairman said three MORE »

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New York Bus Trip

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 9th and 10th. MORE »

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Family and Friends CPR

The Family & Friends CPR Course will be taught at the Currituck Extension Center on Tuesday August 30 at 10 am by Edie Kavanaugh. Call the extension office at 252-232-2261 or http://go.ncsu.edu/cpr  to MORE »

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

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Robotics Club MeetingFri Aug 26, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 7 hours ago
Family & Friends CPRTue Aug 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, USA
— 3 days away
Robotics Club MeetingFri Sep 9, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 2 weeks away
staff conferenceMon Sep 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
conference room
— 2 weeks away
Extension Master Food Volunteer Training Mon Sep 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, USA
— 2 weeks away
County Health & Wellness MeetingTue Sep 13, 2016
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM— 2 weeks away
Daylily MeetingTue Sep 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, United States
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener Monthly MeetingThu Sep 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, United States
— 3 weeks away
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