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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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4-H'ers Attend NC
Citizenship Focus

A delegation of Washington County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Washington County delegation returned home from three days in which more than125 youth and adults representing over 60 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen. Brian Cuthrell, of Creswell, and Audrey Glass, of Belhaven, represented Washington County at the June 15-17 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well as learned how they could make an impact in the area of citizenship. The highlight of the conference was the Legislative Breakfast where delegates had a chance to meet and have photos taken with their elected officials. Following the breakfast, delegates traveled to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff. 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives – Touchstone Energy. North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program. For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Laura Oliver, 4-H Agent in Washington County at 793-2163.

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4-H'ers Win Honors at
Congress

Washington County 4-H’ers were among those receiving top honors during the recent State 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 18-21. This year’s 4-H Congress attracted 518 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. This years 4-H Congress Delegates from Washington County included: Madison Boyd, Reagan Glass, Audrey Glass, Marisa Horton, Keymiya Norman, Brian Cuthrell, and 4-H Volunteer, Bonita Cuthrell. Brian Cuthrell, 18, son of James and Bonita Cuthrell of Creswell, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Saturday night, July 18. Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than one-half of 1 percent of North Carolina 4-H’ers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years 4-H experience. Brian has been active in the 4-H program for 13 years and also ran for state office at this year’s Congress. Sarah Glass, 11, daughter of Rodney and Karen Glass of Belhaven, and Madeline Chandler, 9, daughter of Scott and Carolina Chandler of Roper, won gold medals in contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of a variety of subjects. Sarah Glass won the age 9-10 division of the Health and Fitness competition with the presentation, “The Gymnastics World.” And Madeline was winner in the age 9-10 division of the Arts and Communication contest for her entry, “Let the Battle Begin,” an elementary battle of the books. 4-H’er Reagan Glass also participated in the state contest in the Citizenship and Community Service Category. Brian Cuthrell, son of James and Bonita Cuthrell of Creswell was also a state winner in the AIRE competition. AIRE -- Application, Interview, Resume and Essay competition -- is a four-step process by which youth are chosen to attend national 4-H events including National Congress, National Conference and International Leadership Conference. Brian will attend National Congress in November as one of 12 delegates representing North Carolina. Washington County 4-H’er Audrey Glass also participated in this year’s state AIRE contest. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 232,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,563 adult and youth volunteers.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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4-H'er Attends NCACC
Youth Summit

A 4-H’er from Washington County attended and represented the county at the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greenville, North Carolina August 21-22, 2015. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government. The 4-H’er who attended from Washington County was Keymiya Norman of Plymouth. Over 100 youth and adults from 80 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. For more information on the 4-H program in Washington County please contact Laura Oliver, 4-H and Youth Development Agent, at 793-2163. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 232,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20,563 adult and youth volunteers. Keymiya Norman is pictured with Washington County Commissioners, D. Cole Phelps and Tracey Johnson. 

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4-H’er Attends NCACC Youth Summit

A 4-H’er from Washington County attended and represented the county at the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greenville, North Carolina August 21-22, 2015. MORE »

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4-H’ers Win Honors at Congress

Washington County 4-H’ers were among those receiving top honors during the recent State 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 18-21. This year’s 4-H Congress attracted 518 youth and their adult leaders for activities MORE »

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Sew What? 4-H Sewing Day Camp

The whir of sewing machines filled the air last week as Washington County 4-H’ers participated in the Sew-What? 4-H Sewing Day Camp. Volunteers from the American Sewing Guild, Raleigh Chapter, Down East Neighborhood MORE »

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4-H’ers Attend NC Citizenship Focus

A delegation of Washington County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Washington County delegation returned home from three days in which more than125 MORE »

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4-H Embryology Projects Completed

Youth from across the county watched last week as their 21-day project came to an end with the sound of chirping! For the month of April every 2nd grade classroom at Pines and MORE »

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Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 1 week away
NED 4-H Volunteers Fall Day in HalifaxSat Sep 19, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Halifax Community College, 100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890, United States
— 3 weeks away
ServSafe ClassWed Sep 23 - Fri Sep 25, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
POSTPONED - Rabbit and Chicken ShowSat Nov 14 - Sat Nov 14, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
128 E Water St, Plymouth, NC 27962, USA
— 2 months away
State Council ConferenceSat Nov 14 - Sun Nov 15, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
Livestock Show Steer Application DeadlineTue Dec 1 - Tue Dec 1, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 months away
2015 Project Books Due to OfficeThu Dec 31, 2015 - Thu Dec 31, 2015 - ALL DAY— 4 months away
Livestock Show - Lamb, Goat, & Hog Registration DeadlineFri Jan 29 - Fri Jan 29, 2016 - ALL DAY— 5 months away
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