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Roberto Gomez and Commissioners Booth and Langley

Beaufort County
4-H'er Attends NC County Commissioner's Youth Summit

A 4-H’er from Beaufort County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina August 17-18, 2012. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the third year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government. Roberto Gomez and Commissioners Booth and Langley[/caption] The 4-H’er who attended from Beaufort County was Roberto Gomez.  Over 110 youth and adults from over 65 counties in North Carolina attended this event.  The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. For more information on the 4-H program in Beaufort County please contact Erin Massie or Louise Hinsley, 4-H Agents. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,400 adult and youth volunteers.

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Roberto Gomez and Commissioners Booth and Langley

Beaufort County
4-H'er Attends NC County Commissioner's Youth Summit

A 4-H’er from Beaufort County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina August 17-18, 2012. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the third year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government. Roberto Gomez and Commissioners Booth and Langley[/caption] The 4-H’er who attended from Beaufort County was Roberto Gomez.  Over 110 youth and adults from over 65 counties in North Carolina attended this event.  The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. For more information on the 4-H program in Beaufort County please contact Erin Massie or Louise Hinsley, 4-H Agents. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,400 adult and youth volunteers.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Inner Banks Gardener
Newsletter

The Beaufort County Master Gardeners have created a newsletter to supply you with education and information about gardening on the Inner Banks. The Spring 2011 edition of the Inner Banks Gardener Newsletter can be found here.

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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