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February, the Month For Hearts

Often times when the words “February” and “heart” are mentioned, thoughts of Valentine’s Day may surface. However, February is considered American Heart Month to help raise awareness of your own heart’s health. Heart MORE »


Liming Your Soil and Soil pH

If you are a gardener – growing roses, a lush green lawn, or a vegetable garden – you have probably heard the admonition to “lime your soil” to raise the soil pH. What MORE »


Fun In the Sun With 4-H Summer Camps

As the frost is clearing from the yards, all I can think about is how ready I am for summertime. Richmond County 4-H has so many great opportunities during the summer months! In MORE »

January 2016 Shayla doghouse

Protect Animals From the Cold

Even though December has been unseasonably warm, January has reminded us that spring weather is not yet here. It’s important to remember your pets and livestock when temperatures get to freezing and below. MORE »


Get Ready For Your Best Garden in 2016

January is the official start of the new gardening season, with the arrival of colorful seed catalogs in the mail and long, cold nights spent indoors reading them. What better way to relieve MORE »

Start 2016 Smart With Realistic Resolutions

The New Year is quickly approaching — have you decided on a resolution? Oftentimes, these yearly goals focus on improving health. Within the past week, many people have told me “starting Jan. 1, MORE »

Growing Resources During Fallow Winter Months

Current weather to the contrary, the cold temperatures of winter usually provide downtime for farmers, foresters and folks who enjoy gardening. It’s the perfect time to assess the past growing season, consider changes MORE »

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Growing Resources

Current weather to the contrary, the cold temperatures of winter usually provides downtime for farmers, foresters, and folks who enjoy gardening. It’s the perfect time for assessing the past growing season, consider changes MORE »


Extension@YourService: Animals As Gifts

As everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays and shopping for gifts for love ones, I thought I would write to educate people who are thinking about giving a live animal as MORE »


Shop Small in Richmond County Makes Big Sense

American Express created the Shop Small Saturday national holiday in 2010, the last Saturday after Thanksgiving. Projections for Shop Small Saturday 2015 are for $14.5 billion to be spent, with Americans spending more MORE »

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Longleaf Pine Can Grow Legacy, Profitability

Richmond County is one of six NC counties that make up the region called the Sandhills. The Sandhills ecosystem is a harsh yet beautiful environment, representing an ancient dune system dividing the Piedmont MORE »

Coleman Berry at State Fair 2015

Richmond County 4-H at the State Fair!

The theme at this year’s NC State Fair was “Nothing Could Be Finer” and Richmond County 4-H’ers proved just that by their strong showing at events this year! Youth exhibited in the Junior MORE »

The Versatility of Winter Squash

Different selections of winter squash are now in season and available at local farmer’s markets. Varieties include pumpkin, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash. This versatile vegetable is any easy one to keep on MORE »

Fall Color Beckons

Autumn is a favorite time of year for many people. Cooler temperatures are very welcome after sweltering, oppressive summer heat, and the season often triggers nostalgia for Friday night football, and excitement for MORE »

Livestock Fencing Educational Meeting

A livestock fencing educational meeting will be held at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office on October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm. This meeting covers fencing for goats, horses, and cattle.  RSVP is required MORE »


Learning Center a Milestone at Millstone

Camp Millstone is considered a treasure by many people around the state who have spent youthful summers there as a camper or counselor. The 4-H camp located in Ellerbe on 320 acres, is MORE »