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4-H Camps Feature Cook-Offs, Sewing, Outdoor Fun

Camp is a gift that helps shape a child’s decision-making skills, team-working ability and self-esteem. Camp offers friends for a lifetime, adventures in a safe nurturing environment and unforgettable activities like canoeing, archery, MORE »

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4-H Summer Fun!

4-H Summer Fun is a series of educational activities that encourage youth to learn with productive activities that are FUN!  To enroll in any 4-H Summer Fun class/camp, you must complete and return MORE »

Small Steps to Better Choices, Healthier Diet

Healthy eating and good nutrition can improve your health and keep you functioning independently. Yet, only 25 percent of older adults are eating a well-balanced diet. There are many factors that can affect MORE »


Winners of 2016 Wild Foods Contest

The 2016 Wild Foods Cook-Off Contest went off with a bang!  Participants really got a chance to show off their wild foods cooking skills to everyone in Richmond County!  The sixteenth annual Wild MORE »

Spring Pruning Do’s & Don’ts

Spring is a great time to be outside taking care of garden tasks. The air is brisk, bird song fills the air, and it’s nice to finally get some exercise after being cooped MORE »

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Brazilian Study Tour

While everyone in Richmond County was fighting snow and ice and enjoying snow days off, I was embarking on a lifetime opportunity on the other side of the world in Brazil with 84-degree MORE »

Farmers Market Perfect for Micro-Entrepreneurs

The number of farmers’ markets in the United States surged in the past five years, but growth is slowing as every municipality from large cities to very small towns have established a market. MORE »


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 »

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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 »