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Hen under close scrutiny at FFA poultry evaluations at the State Fairgrounds.

Avian Flu Information

Extension and NCDA&CS are working together to develop a response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Find the latest information regarding this at NCDA&CS.

Hen under close scrutiny at FFA poultry evaluations at the State Fairgrounds.

Avian Flu Information

Extension and NCDA&CS are working together to develop a response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Find the latest information regarding this at NCDA&CS.

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Randolph County

Welcome to Randolph County Cooperative Extension ************************** Our Office will be closed the following dates in 2015: November 26 & 27 (Thursday and Friday) - Thanksgiving December 23, 24, 25 (Wednesday - Friday) - Christmas ******************************************** Our Office will be closed the following dates in 2016: January 1 (Friday) - New Years Day January 18 (Monday) - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday March 25 (Friday) - Easter / Good Friday May 30 (Monday) - Memorial Day July 4 (Monday) - Independence Day September 5 (Monday) - Labor Day November 11 (Friday) - Veteran's Day November 24 and 25 (Thursday and Friday) - Thanksgiving December 23, 26, 27 (Friday, Monday and Tuesday) - Christmas  Randolph County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan Approved by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on March 10, 2014


Information for
Small-Flock / Backyard Chicken Owners

Do you or someone you know have backyard chickens? The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is requiring all poultry owners, regardless of the number, to register for a NC Farm ID. With over 48 million birds affected to date across the country with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), your registration in the program will allow officials to notify you in case there is a positive case of HPAI in the vicinity of your farm. This emergency measure is to help prevent and control imminent animal disease. For more information, please visit: http://www.ncagr.gov/avianflu/industry.htm Please share with friends and families that have backyard poultry flock!


Fresh & Local

“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] Tomatoes[/caption] Turnips[/caption] Brussels Sprouts[/caption] Lettuce[/caption] Corn[/caption] Strawberries[/caption] Watermelon[/caption] Blueberries[/caption] Cabbage[/caption] Cauliflower[/caption]


2015 Randolph County
4-H Clubs

WHAT IS 4-H 4-H ‘s inclusive clubs, programs and camps are open to all youth ages 5-18 regardless 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! ************************************************************************************************* Cut ‘N Stitch 4-H Sewing Club • Meeting Date & Time: First Wednesday of Each Month 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Meeting locations: Randolph County Extension • Club Focus: sewing and fashion review participation • Contact: Allison Walker 318-6005 Clever Clovers 4-H Club • Meeting Date & Time: Third Wednesday night of the month 6:30 PM • Meeting Location: Whites Memorial Baptist Church – 2930 Whites Memorial Rd, Franklinville, NC • Club Focus: Livestock, photography, science, community service. • Contact: Kim Osborne: kimosborne@earthlink.net 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 Crimson Clovers 4-H Club • Meeting Date & Time: To be determined • Meeting Location: Cooperative Extension, or TBA • Club Focus: general 4-H participation and community service. • Contact: Michelle Luther: michelle_leigh_1973@yahoo.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 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 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 Randolph County Teen Council • Meeting Date & Time: quarterly • Meeting locations: Randolph County Extension • Club Focus: leadership development and community service • Contact: Jody Terry: jody_terry@ncsu.edu Seagrove 4-H Club • Meeting Date & Time: Second Monday evening of the month, 6:00 PM • Meeting locations: Seagrove Library • Club Focus: community service and general 4-H participation • Contact: April Murray: agraymurray@yahoo.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: Kristal Velazquez – kudzu2@outlook.com Super Sharp Shooting Stars • Meeting Date & Time: Sundays at 2:00 PM • Meeting Location: Triad Tactical Training Center, 5068 U.S. 64, Franklinville, NC 27248 • Club Focus: Archery, Shot gun, rifle, archery and hunter safety • Contact: Christy Carte: bmskippy22@hotmail.com Trinity 4-H Club • Meeting Date & Time: 4th 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 Barbara Dunn Swanson, 4-H Agent Jody Terry, 4-H Program Assistant 318-6000 North Carolina Sate University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age disability, or veterans status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Barbara Dunn Swanson, Extension 4-H Agent at 336-318-6000 or Barbara_swanson@ncsu.edu or fax – 336-318-6011 or in person at the Randolph County Extension Office at least 10 days prior to the event. Allison Walker, 4-H Agent - 336.318.6000 Jody Terry, 4-H Program Assistant  - 336.318.6000

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A Crafty Christmas!

Sign up today to be a part of Randolph County’s Crafty Christmas sponsored by our Extension and Community Association (ECA)!  Classes are November 17-19 8:30am to 1:00pm at the Randolph County YMCA, 343 MORE »


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Our ECA ladies had been working hard to prepare for their Candy Sale at the Asheboro Fall Festival and due to the weather they have had to return to the drawing board. Here MORE »

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Respirator Fit Testing

Respirator Fit Testing will be conducted by the NC Agromedicine Institute.  Appointments from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm Call 252-744-1008 or E-mail Wilburnj15@ecu.edu to make an appointment Educational session offered from  MORE »

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2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit

The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is just around the corner. Once again, we are pleased to have Cape Fear Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit continue as our co-sponsors. This year MORE »

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4-H Summer Fun Information Is Now Available!

Our Asheboro, Archdale and Liberty Summer classes are now available for download. We are looking forward to a FANTASTIC summer of 4-H Fun!! ASHEBORO SUMMER ADVENTURES: Registration will be held Tuesday, May 19th MORE »

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