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Fall – Time to Assess Your Lawn!

About this time of year, it is common to hear ads on the radio for various lawn care services and products. Often, the recommendation is “Fertilize now for a healthy lawn!” This is MORE »


4-H is Popping Up!

Are you looking for an activity that your child can be involved in that is fun, free and educational?  Look no further than Richmond County 4-H! There are great opportunities for youth ages MORE »


Saving the Jewels of Summer

I was doing a little tidying up in my garage the other day, and came upon a cache of opened seed packets. I frequently find forgotten seed packets stashed in my garage, a MORE »


4-H Showmanship Season Starting Soon

4-H youth are busy preparing for the start of the 2016 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit season. They have been training and clipping their animals for the past month. Many of them get MORE »

Do You Know What Is In Your Food System?

Much of the work being done in your local NC Cooperative Extension Office has to do with our regional food system. Some of us work to help farmers produce fruits and vegetables; others MORE »


Extension@YourService: Pulses

Lately, the word “pulse” has become a popular buzzword in nutrition. The word “pulse” refers to the edible, dried seeds produced by legume plants such as dried beans, peas, and lentils. Although related, MORE »


NC Peaches – The Taste of Summer

Incredible as it may seem, it’s already July, and we’re hitting the peak of summer. And summer means peaches. They just taste like summer! I was born in Miami, Florida, and I remember MORE »


Preserving the Harvest

This time of year, there is a wide variety of fresh, local produce being sold at farmer’s markets or being grown in home gardens. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know what to MORE »


Farm To Fork 4-H Summer Camp

Richmond County 4H Summer Fun camp started with a great first session last week!  Nine campers attended the camp that began with an introduction to nutrition through the program Teen Cuisine.  Campers ranged MORE »



Smoothies can be a convenient and delicious meal option; plus, they are a great way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that you eat. And with the heat of summer just MORE »


“Egg”-citing Things Happening In 4-H!

Recently, 555 2nd grade students throughout Richmond County public schools participated in the 4-H School Enrichment Curriculum, “Hatching in the Classroom”.  This National 4-H curriculum is a great embryology project sponsored locally by MORE »

The weed, Dog Fennel, growing in a pasture.

Timing Is Everything With Weeds!

Several Farmers have gotten proactive in pasture and hay management this year.  They have been scouting their fields, bringing in their unknown weeds for identification, and working towards a weed management plan.  Weeds MORE »


Safe Plates

The CDC estimates that about 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases yearly.  Foodborne illness is caused by harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals in MORE »