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Community Gardening Opportunity

Although our weather is wintery, gardeners everwhere use this down time to plan for next year’s crops and gardens.  With that in mnd, we’re excited to offer a brand new Community Garden opportunity, MORE »


From Pickles to Entrepreneurship

Do your friends and family rave about your bread and butter pickles? Are your cookies the first ones to sell out at the bake sale? You could be on your way to becoming MORE »


Our Investment – Our Youth

 It has been more than twenty years since the Search Institute in Minneapolis, MN released its findings on a framework of 40 Developmental Assets. The assets contribute to the overall well being of MORE »


Extension@YourService ~ Meat Goats

Richmond County is well known for its meat goat production, particularly the South African Boer Goat.  There are over 100 farms that have an interest in meat goats in Richmond and surrounding counties.  MORE »


4-H Crafting Club

New 4-H Club Interest Meeting – Youth ages 5 and older and their parents are invited to attend upcoming Informational and interest program to learn more about a new 4-H crafting club. The MORE »


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 »