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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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Better Health Comes
From Better Food Workshop

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 with excess weight, particularly type II diabetes, the program works with the whole family, informing, empowering, and motivating adults and children alike to improve their eating and physical activity habits. Better Food Better Health, a Steps to Health program created for limited resource audiences, is a free six-class series taught by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Science (FCS) Agents. The program includes engaging as well as informative activities for both children and parents. During the classes, participants learn tips for diabetes prevention, how to reduce added sugar intake, ways to include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into their family meals, how to read nutrition labels, strategies for eating on a budget and saving money, and suggestions for families to be physically active together. Each class also includes a cooking demonstration and taste test of a family and budget friendly, easy, healthy recipe. IInterested in learning more about how to improve your health and the health of your family? Randolph County Cooperative Extension will be offering the program beginning April 23, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm  at the Randolph County Cooperative Extension Office, 112 Walker Ave, Asheboro, NC (behind Asheboro HS).  Contact Laurie Stevens, FCS Agent at  (336)318-6000 to register. Pre-registration is preferred. Steps to Health is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program developed and administered by North Carolina State University and federally funded through the USDA.

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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

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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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
— 3 days 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
— 4 days 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
— 4 days 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
— 1 week away
Better Food Better HealthWed Apr 30, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC, United States
— 1 week 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
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener Training ClassesThu May 8, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Randolph County Extension Office, 112 W Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203
— 3 weeks away
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