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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Sew What? Day Camp participant, Jada White, shows off her work.

4-H Summer Programs
Celebrate Centennial

Plymouth, NC - The heat and excitement of summer is giving way to cooler nights and new school supplies as 4-H wraps up summer programming. Washington County 4-H celebrated Cooperative Extension’s Centennial Anniversary with a variety of summer programs this year.   In addition, to the traditional 4-H summer programs like, Residential Camp, Science Camp, and 4-H Congress, the past few months have brought tons of fun, and education, in the sun through 4-H Day Camps. This year’s day camps included a Go-Wild in Washington County Camp for ages 9 to 13, the Sew-What? Sewing Day Camp, a Cloverbud Water Day Camp for the younger kids, and a Career Exploration Day Camp for teens. Cloverbud Water Day Camp participants show off their catch at Lake Mattamuskeet.[/caption] Youth were able to participate in a variety of activities through these programs from fishing and crabbing to creating their own garment. 4-H Summer Programming provides safe, supervised, educational opportunities for the youth of Washington County each year. Like all 4-H programs, summer day camps help youth, ages 5 to 18, develop life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, fairness, and more through hands-on activities. Career Day Camp Youth follow careful food safety regulations on their visit to Rose Acres Egg Farm.[/caption] One of the highlights of this year’s programming was the 4-H Career Day Camp. The second year of this camp brought a more expanded program and a larger audience. This program allowed its participants to travel to local businesses and factories and learn about the different career opportunities in Science and Technology, Math, History, and English. This year’s tours included the Washington County Government Offices and Water Department, Domtar, Rose Acre Egg Farm, Port O’ Plymouth Museum, Tidewater Research Station, and Tidewater Animal Hospital. In addition, youth learned about what skills and education would be required to achieve their career goals and participated in career preparedness workshops. Sew What? Day Camp participant, Jada White, shows off her work.[/caption] Cooperative Extension’s Centennial year also inspired a throwback to traditional 4-H programs with the popular Sew-What? Sewing Day Camp. Volunteers from the American Sewing Guild, Raleigh Chapter, Down East Neighborhood Group worked with youth one on one as they learned to measure, read pattern, pin, hand sew, pleat, use a sewing machine, and surge their garments to perfection. You may not see the green van full of kids roaming the county this fall, but that doesn’t mean 4-H programs have ended. You can look for Mrs. Laura Oliver in your schools helping teachers with 4-H School Enrichment programming, at 4-H Club meetings across the county helping youth with community service and other projects, or at the variety of 4-H Special Interest programs through-out the year. For more information on 4-H contact the Washington County Extension Office at 793-2163.

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Clover Connection -
Fall 2014

Find all your 4-H News Here First! Click HERE for our Fall 2014 Issue of the Clover Connection! The Clover Connection is your connection to everything Washington County 4-H!

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Washington County
Cooperative Extension Staff

Serving the citizens of Washington County since 1914 North Carolina Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. La Extensión Cooperativa de Carolina del Norte se asocia con las comunidades para ofrecer educación y tecnología que enriquecen la vida de los habitantes, la tierra y la economía de Carolina del Norte.

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4-H and Schools: How
can we enrich your classroom?

Are you a Washington County teacher looking for a way to add hands-on, research based programming to your classroom? Look no further! 4-H has resources, supplies, training, and support to help you through our many enrichment opportunities. Check out our flyers below for more information on our 2014-2015 School Enrichment menu and our featured program, Embryology! Washington County 4-H Embryology 2014-15 Flyer Washington County 4-H School Enrichment 2014-15 Flyer

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ServSafe Class popular

September 24th – 26th   9:00 – 3:00 Test will be given on September 29th at MORE »

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4-H Clover Connection – Fall 2014 popular

Find all your 4-H News Here First! Click HERE for our Fall 2014 Issue of the Clover Connection! The Clover Connection is your connection to everything Washington County MORE »

Sew What? Day Camp participant, Jada White, shows off her work.

4-H Summer Programs Celebrate Extension’s Centennial popular

Plymouth, NC – The heat and excitement of summer is giving way to cooler nights and new school supplies as 4-H wraps up summer programming. Washington County 4-H celebrated Cooperative Extension’s Centennial Anniversary MORE »

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Blackland Farm Managers Tour

2014 Blackland Farm Managers Tour — Written By Rod Gurganus (4 weeks ago) The Blackland Farm Managers Association, the Cooperative Extension Offices in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell Counties, and The North Carolina MORE »

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Southern Corn Rust

Southern Rust of Corn has been confirmed in Tyrrell, Hyde, and Beaufort counties.  Corn that is in the dent stage is mature enough that the rust should not affect the yield.  If you MORE »

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2014 Wool Pool

The 2014 Wool Pool will be held on July 23rd at the Williamston Farmers Market.  The event starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.  Please contact the Perquimans County Extension Office MORE »

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4-H Volunteer Fall Day Registration DueWed Sep 3 - Wed Sep 3, 2014 - ALL DAY— 9 hours away
Registration Due Albemarle's Got Talent (Chowan Fair)Wed Sep 3 - Wed Sep 3, 2014 - ALL DAY— 9 hours away
4-H State Council Conference - Raleigh, NCSat Sep 6 - Sun Sep 7, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 days away
NED Fall 4-H Volunteer Leaders Day - Halifax Community CollegeSat Sep 13 - Sat Sep 13, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Livestock Show Evaluation MeetingMon Sep 15, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 2 weeks away
Chowan Fair Entries AcceptedSat Sep 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 3 weeks away
County Teen Council Applications DueMon Sep 22 - Mon Sep 22, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
Club Leader Meeting - Club Re-chateringMon Sep 22, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 weeks away
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