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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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Fresh & Local
Recipes

“Fresh & Local”, hosted by Barbara Linder, shows viewers how fresh, in season ingredients from in and around Randolph County can be used in exciting and new recipes!  As an agent for child nutrition, Barbara knows how important it is for children to eat healthy, but what about the parents?  Fresh & Local gives us the opportunity to reach out to the parents and teach them that eating healthy isn't boring.  Cooking with fresh ingredients makes all the difference.  We are hoping to bring you the video episodes of Fresh & Local soon.  In the meantime,  please click on any of the food links for wonderful, new recipes used in each episode. Barbara Linder is the Family and Consumer Sciences agent for child nutrition, equine, and 4-H Afterschool with NC Cooperative Extension in Randolph County. Barbara, is also a food lover and enjoys traveling throughout the country to experience the joys of food.   From Michelin starred restaurants to quaint, off the beaten path treasurers, Barbara uses her experiences to formulate recipes utilizing the goodness that grows locally in Randolph and North Carolina.   Barbara completed her undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill, her Master's in Extension Education at NC State University, and is currently finishing her Doctorate in Extension Education, focusing on International Extension at NCSU.  In addition to her passion for all things culinary, she is an avid equestrian and shows competitively in dressage. Apple[/caption] Beef[/caption] Beets[/caption] Broccoli[/caption] Carrots[/caption] Collard leaves[/caption] Eggplant[/caption] Kale[/caption] Peaches[/caption] Pecans[/caption] Pumpkins[/caption] Squash[/caption] Sweet Potatoes[/caption] Watermelon[/caption]

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Randolph County is a United Way Agency

Did you know,
Randolph County 4-H is a United Way Agency?

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2013 - 2014 Randolph
County 4-H Clubs

WHAT IS 4-H 4-H 's inclusive clubs, programs and camps are open to all youth ages 5-18regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex or disabilities.  Because 4-H is a FAMILY ORGANIZATION rather than merely a youth organization, parents are encouraged to stay and participate in the meeting, and projects. Membership is FREE! ****************************************************************************************************************** Super Sharp Shooting Stars Meeting Date & Time: Sundays at 2:00 PM Meeting Location: The Faulkner Family Farm, Liberty, NC Club Focus: Archery, Shot gun, rifle, archery and hunter safety Contact: Janet Mackey: jmackey@triad.rr.com SHARE – Homeschool Club Meeting Date & Time: As Called Meeting Location: various locations Club Focus:  Crafts, Community Service and educational activities/presentations from outside guests. Contact:  Kathryn Simpson: GAAAK@embarqmail.com Country Kids Livestock Club Meeting Date & Time:   4th Tuesday of the Month Meeting Location:  NC Cooperative Extension Office, Randolph County, Asheboro Club Focus: Livestock education (dairy, poultry) community service. Contact:  Jason and Heather Wright: jhwright627@gmail.com Randleman Outdoor Club Meeting Date & Time: As Called Meeting locations: Randleman High School Club Focus: Outdoor education: fishing and hunting Contact:  Willie Duvall: wduvall@randolph.k12.nc.us Young Riders 4-H Horse Club Meeting Date & Time: Sundays Meeting Location: Town Country Rd. Liberty Club Focus: Educational topics about horse care, trail riding Contact:  Jackie Daughton: daughton@rtelco.net Trinity 4-H Club Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Thursday, 6:00 pm Meeting Location: Trinity High School Agriculture room Club Focus: Goats and general 4-H projects Contact:  Michael Harmon: mharmon@randolph.k12.nc.us Seagrove Bucaneers Meeting Date & Time: As Called Meeting Location: Seagrove, NC Club Focus: Fieldtrips and projects that creates a curiosity for the 4H members. Contact:  Danette Lilly: ldenette@yahoo.com Happy Heifer Dairy Club Meeting Date & Time: Third Thursday Night Meeting locations: Randolph County Extension Club Focus: science, gardening, crafts and community service Contact:  Gail Allred: allred1@rtmc.net Archdale 4-H Club Meeting Date & Time: Monday evenings Meeting Location: Archdale United Methodist Church, Archdale Club Focus: traditional 4-H projects and community service Contact:  Debbie Shipley: dstuttsshipley@gmail.com Sewing Project Club Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday evenings Meeting locations: Randolph County Extension Club Focus: sewing and fashion review participation Contact:  Jean Vollrath and Becky Gray: joanann101@gmail.com Holy Cows Dairy Club Meeting Date & Time: As called Meeting locations: Faith Christian School Club Focus: dairy science and community service Contact:  Marjie Grubb: grubbmarjie@yahoo.com Ramseur 4-H Club Meeting Date & Time: As called Meeting locations: Mt. Nebo Holiness Church Club Focus: traditional 4-H and community service Contact:  Crystal Headen: coachheaden@yahoo.com Poultry Project Club Meeting Date & Time: As called Meeting locations: Randleman HS & SW Randolph HS Club Focus: Animal science and poultry Contact:  Mark Walker: jwalker@randolph.k12.nc.us Contact:  Jarrett Elliott: jelliott@randolph.k12.nc.us Barbara Dunn Swanson, 4-H Agent - 336.318.6000 Jody Terry, 4-H Program Assistant  - 336.318.6000

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Randolph County
Announcements

Welcome to Randolph County Cooperative Extension ************************** Our Office will be closed the following dates in 2014: April 18 - Easter/Good Friday  May 26 - Memorial Day  July 4 - Independence Day September 1 - Labor Day November 11 - Veterans Day November 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving December 24, 25, 26 - Christmas ******************************************** Randolph County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan Approved by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on June 6, 2011

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Better Health Comes From Better Food Workshop popular

Families are getting healthier with the Better Food Better Health nutrition education program provided by North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension.  Developed in response to the obesity epidemic and the chronic diseases associated MORE »

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Not Just Rabbit Food

Finally!  The days are longer and the weather is beginning to warm up!  Spring is right around the corner.  It is the time of year when one starts to think of all of MORE »

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Composting For a Greener Tomorrow

As the Earth’s population increases, there are many concerns that arise. We are constantly told about the looming dangers of global warming and increased disease resistance due to the over use of pesticides MORE »

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First Aid to Trees After The Storm

In the aftermath of a severe ice or wind storm, many homeowners ask a simple question about their trees: Will they survive? That question arises from the initial impulse to “get this mess MORE »

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Steers: More Profit and Better Beef

 Beef cattle have been castrated for many years all throughout the United States, but why castrate?  It requires more work, and if not taken care of early, it requires a handling facility for MORE »

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Master Gardener Training ClassesThu Apr 17, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Randolph County Extension Office, 112 W Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203
— Tomorrow
Workshop - Better Health Comes From Better Food Wed Apr 23, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Randolph County Cooperative Extension, 112 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Pressure Canner TestingThu Apr 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
112 W Walker Ave, Asheboro, NC, United States at the Randolph Extension Office
— 1 week away
Master Gardener Training ClassesThu Apr 24, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Randolph County Extension Office, 112 W Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203
— 1 week away
Nutrition Education Mon Apr 28, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Randolph County Cooperative Extension, 112 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Better Food Better HealthWed Apr 30, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener Training ClassesThu May 1, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Randolph County Extension Office, 112 W Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203
— 2 weeks away
Better Foods Better HealthWed May 7, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
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