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Extension@YourService ~ The Truth About Drinks

By now, most Americans have heard of the health consequences of drinking sugary drinks such as soda, sweetened tea, energy drinks, and coffee drinks. However, people are still consuming these beverages in mass MORE »


Extension@YourService: Raising Quality Kids

Interest in meat goats has grown rapidly over the past several years. According to Ohio State University Extension, goat is the most frequently consumed meat in the world and, in the US, meat MORE »


Extension@YourService: Nematodes

As the last days of summer wind down, you may be evaluating how your lawn or vegetable garden performed this growing season. If your grass is weak, or tomato plants unimpressive, you may MORE »



It’s that time of year again when its starting to get a little cooler. Fall festivals, fairs, and holidays are among us. It’s also a great time to get your soil ready for MORE »



Community gardens are not new in this country or around the world but they are becoming more popular in recent years. According to the National Food Gardening Initiative, which was produced by the MORE »


4-H Adventures After School Program

4-H Adventures After-School Program allows children an opportunity to improve schoolwork and behavior while learning life skills in a safe environment.  The program is offered, at no cost, through a partnership with Richmond MORE »


Richmond County 4-H Is On Facebook

See what all the talk is about with Richmond County 4-H on Facebook!  Find out current 4-H events, competitions, and much more.  Visit and “Like” us!  Check out all the fun things MORE »



Working in Cooperative Extension we get some interesting questions. As the area poultry agent, many of those are about eggs. I would like to address a few of the ones I receive most MORE »



The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, the largest outreach program at North Carolina State University, reaches millions of North Carolina citizens each year through local centers in the state’s 100 counties and with MORE »



One of the most challenging weeds for homeowners is a Smilax vine. Commonly called Catbriar or Greenbriar, it is a tough vine, often with sharp thorns and a thick waxy, leaf. Smilax may MORE »



Many animal owners have recently been asking about giving their animals herbs or natural supplements, specifically garlic. They have heard that it can help with fly and worm control, pain relief, infection, and MORE »



America has become an “eat this, not that” society- which means that we so often hear people telling us that this or that is bad for our diet. We’ve been seeing these nutrition MORE »



Flying gems; Inviting Hummingbirds to your Yard Hummingbirds are always one of the most welcome guests to any garden. One of the smallest of all birds, hummingbirds get their name from the loud MORE »



Summer is a great time to be outside walking your pet or taking your horse on trail rides. It’s also the time to think about summer pests and how you can protect your MORE »



Extension@YourService news column rolled out today in the Daily Journal!  The following is a reprint of the first article.  Watch for following columns on Thursdays! Richmond County has a stronger agricultural industry than MORE »