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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 »


4-H Goat Show Placings

The 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is almost mid way through! Richmond County youth have been placing high in each division taking away lots of ribbons, trophies, and premium money. At the MORE »

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Have You Tried Drying Foods?

The Rockingham Farmer’s Market offers a great selection of fresh, flavorful, and local produce. As Farmer’s Markets’ popularity grows, so does the interest in the preservation of its produce. Food preservation increases the MORE »


Caterpillars of Fall

Many people enjoy catching a glimpse of butterflies and moths as they float and flutter through the landscape. Monarch butterflies are minor celebrities these days. Swallowtail butterflies are impressive and eye catching. Caterpillars MORE »

Abby Hamilton teaching at animal science clinic.

4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit

4-H youth livestock participants now have 2 shows under their belt for the 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit season. They have been training and clipping their animals for the past month. Many MORE »


Squash Survival Tips

One of the most ubiquitous vegetables for the summer garden is squash. Zucchini, yellow crookneck, even the less common patty pan, squashes are easy to grow and are prolific. They’re easy, that is, MORE »

The New “Word of Mouth” For Small Business

Word of mouth has always been a highly valued and inexpensive (free!) communication method for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Jane Eckert, the CEO of Eckert AgriMarketing has been attributed with stating that social MORE »


Reliable Nutrition Advice

Nutrition is an ongoing and ever-changing topic as research continues to emerge. It can often be overwhelming for the people to sort through this information and understand what is truly healthy. Blogs, books, MORE »

Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza, aka bird flu, has finally made its way to the US this year, and while it has missed North Carolina so far we are just starting to experience the far-reaching effects MORE »


Combat Summer Learning Loss

The dog days of summer are fast approaching. Youngsters will be out of school for nine weeks. During those nine weeks, a tremendous loss could occur—learning loss. Students have spent the last nine MORE »


Extension@YourService: Tomato Troubles

This is the time of year I have come to dread: Tomato Season. Why would a person dread the approach of summer; a time representing vacations, beach trips, cookouts, and all manner of MORE »

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Extension@YourService: Soil Sampling

It’s summer time and everyone is pulling out the grills and getting their swimming pools ready. It’s also a great time to get your soil ready for the summer. The first step is MORE »


Mindful eating: Savor the Moment

Mindful eating” is an emerging term in nutrition research. It involves removing outside distractions and acknowledging all of the senses while eating. By eating mindfully, the pace of eating is slowed; this allows MORE »