The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES) Strategic Vision & Planning Initiative continues to make significant strides in 2014. In January, the organization’s Visioning Team, made up of about 50 Extension employees, county government partners and volunteer leaders, gathered in Browns Summit to review and synthesize the input from 14 recent public listening sessions and online comments.
$3 million gift to CALS from alumni couple will seed rural student access initiative at N.C. State University
The gift from Dr. Joseph K. and Deborah Kapp Gordon of Raleigh to the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will support a number of initiatives to better prepare rural North Carolinians for acceptance to – and then the rigors of – N.C. State.
A number of North Carolina Cooperative Extension professionals authored articles that appear in the February, 2014 issue of the Journal of Extension.
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) is offering a series of webinars on farm advocacy for family farmers beginning March 11. The first webinar, Farm Advocacy 101, will be held on March 11, at 3:00 - 3:45 pm EST.
Mark your calendars now to join N.C. Cooperative Extension for two centennial celebrations May 19 and 20. Extension employees, as well as county stakeholders and partners are invited to attend.
Extension Economist Mike Walden discusses the process and pitfalls of trying to calculate the nation’s inflation rate.