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4-H Delegation
Attends Electric Congress

A delegation from Catawba County attended the 69th annual 4-H Electric Congress at the University of North  Carolina at Asheville. Almost 200 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties attended the three‑day event. Catawba County youth attending 4-H Electric Congress were Jarrett Mull, Joanna Kanupp, Angela Mason, Josh Wilson, and Kat Stulpin. All these youth qualified to attend 4-H Electric Congress as a result of their electric project work during the past year.  They were accompanied by Der Xiong from Catawba County Cooperative Extension staff and Sue Stulpin, 4-H Leader. Kat Stulpin, the 15 year old daughter of Sue and Bob Stulpin, was recognized for her award winning electric project work during the conference.  Stulpin was selected as the Territorial Project Winner for Duke Energy and was award an i-pad and trophy.  She was also selected as the state’s 13-15 year old Electric Portfolio winner. These awards are based on the 4-H portfolio submitted by Stulpin that shows what she has learned and activities completed in the electric project area and her total 4-H involvement over the past 3 years. Some of her electric project activities included participating in the Catawba County Library Robotics training, completing a 48-hour engineering/electric course, teaching electric kit workshops, and assisting with household electrical repairs.   Kat is a member of several 4-H clubs, including the Amazing Circuits 4-H Science Club. Electric Congress is one of the longest running science programs offered through 4-H, with the first Electric Congress held in 1947.  Still today the program is sponsored by NC Power companies including Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power. This STEM conference recognizes youth for their involvement in this project area, while introducing youth to careers and college opportunities in science and engineering. 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 227,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20,000 adult and youth volunteers. For more information about science-related 4-H clubs and opportunities, contact the Catawba County Cooperative Extension Office, at 828-465-8240 or e-mail donna_mull@ncsu.edu. Picture 1: Catawba County 4-H Delegation Attends NC 4-H  Electric Congress.  Pictured ( left to right) Wayne Huddleston, Account Executive with Duke Energy, Kat Stulpin, Josh Wilson, Angela Mason, Joanna Kanupp, Der Xiong, Sue Stulpin, and Jarrett Mull.  The youth earned a trip to Electric Congress based on their award winning project work in electricity and energy. Picture 2: Kat Stulpin, Catawba County 4-H’er, was recognized for her 4-H Electric Project work at NC 4-H Electric Congress. She was selected as the state Electric Portfolio winner in 13-15 year division and the Duke Energy Territorial Electric winner. Stulpin is 15 years old and a member of the Amazing Circuits 4-H Science Club.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

4-H Delegation
Attends Electric Congress

A delegation from Catawba County attended the 69th annual 4-H Electric Congress at the University of North  Carolina at Asheville. Almost 200 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties attended the three‑day event. Catawba County youth attending 4-H Electric Congress were Jarrett Mull, Joanna Kanupp, Angela Mason, Josh Wilson, and Kat Stulpin. All these youth qualified to attend 4-H Electric Congress as a result of their electric project work during the past year.  They were accompanied by Der Xiong from Catawba County Cooperative Extension staff and Sue Stulpin, 4-H Leader. Kat Stulpin, the 15 year old daughter of Sue and Bob Stulpin, was recognized for her award winning electric project work during the conference.  Stulpin was selected as the Territorial Project Winner for Duke Energy and was award an i-pad and trophy.  She was also selected as the state’s 13-15 year old Electric Portfolio winner. These awards are based on the 4-H portfolio submitted by Stulpin that shows what she has learned and activities completed in the electric project area and her total 4-H involvement over the past 3 years. Some of her electric project activities included participating in the Catawba County Library Robotics training, completing a 48-hour engineering/electric course, teaching electric kit workshops, and assisting with household electrical repairs.   Kat is a member of several 4-H clubs, including the Amazing Circuits 4-H Science Club. Electric Congress is one of the longest running science programs offered through 4-H, with the first Electric Congress held in 1947.  Still today the program is sponsored by NC Power companies including Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power. This STEM conference recognizes youth for their involvement in this project area, while introducing youth to careers and college opportunities in science and engineering. 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 227,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20,000 adult and youth volunteers. For more information about science-related 4-H clubs and opportunities, contact the Catawba County Cooperative Extension Office, at 828-465-8240 or e-mail donna_mull@ncsu.edu. Picture 1: Catawba County 4-H Delegation Attends NC 4-H  Electric Congress.  Pictured ( left to right) Wayne Huddleston, Account Executive with Duke Energy, Kat Stulpin, Josh Wilson, Angela Mason, Joanna Kanupp, Der Xiong, Sue Stulpin, and Jarrett Mull.  The youth earned a trip to Electric Congress based on their award winning project work in electricity and energy. Picture 2: Kat Stulpin, Catawba County 4-H’er, was recognized for her 4-H Electric Project work at NC 4-H Electric Congress. She was selected as the state Electric Portfolio winner in 13-15 year division and the Duke Energy Territorial Electric winner. Stulpin is 15 years old and a member of the Amazing Circuits 4-H Science Club.

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Attend the 2017
Catawba River NC Farm School

Realize the dream of owning your own farm! Learn from the successful farms of our graduates! Marketing, budgeting, finance, risk management, and farm production training tailored to your goals One on one business consultations with NC State University Specialists Continued events and relationships to help you develop your business beyond 2016 NC Farm School Access to farming resources developed in our program exclusively for NCFS Students Relationships with extension agents in your county connecting you to valuable resources To receive an application go to https://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu/2017-registration/ Gaston County will be hosting the Catawba River NC Farm School in 2017.  The NC Farm School program offers eight business-planning seminars taught by extension specialists, agents, and experienced farmers who completed our program. These sessions give students the tools to create viable farm business plans. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by providing one class each month and each business session focuses on different areas of a business plan, including financial management and effective marketing strategies. The goal of NC Farm School is to allow a pathway of success for farmers to generate profitable businesses. The program also includes field trips to working farms, many of which completed our program and operate successful farms. Participants learn economically sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, poultry, animal husbandry, and agritourism. One of the features of the NC Farm School is getting one on one time with NC State University specialists trained in agricultural business, marketing, production system evaluation, and business startup. These consultations are so valuable to help saving students’ time and money and getting their farm business up and running. In addition students will meet a local agent who can help them follow through with their plans, connect them to valuable resources, and make sure they have a sound production system in place. To receive an application go to https://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu/2017-registration/

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Sign up to receive our monthly update as soon as it comes out!  That way you can register for workshops before they fill up.  Sign Up Check out our past monthly updates: August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 See what's happening this month with Cooperative Extension in Caldwell County. Sept 2015 Caldwell

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2nd Specialty Crops
Series

2nd Specialty Crops Series Cooperative Extension Services will be kicking off their second specialty crop series in September. The Specialty crop series of workshops is dedicated to educating homeowners, market gardeners, and small farmers on different types of crops to incorporate into their daily diet and direct markets. Participants will gain hands on training and learn from experts from the community. The first workshops of the series will include the following: Fungi for you: Growing Mushrooms for Yourself Growing and eating mushrooms are wonderful things for you. Join us as we learn about wild mushrooms in Catawba County with a mushroom walk through River Bend park, led by Park Ranger Lori Owenby. The mushroom walk will be followed by a picnic in the park. Craig Mauney, area horticulture agent, will spend the afternoon talking about cultivating your own shiitake mushroom logs and share some of his personal experiences. The workshop will be on September 6th from 10:00am till 3:00pm. Cost of the workshop is $20 and deadline to register is August 31st. Lunch is included. 2016 Mushroom Workshop registration forms can be downloaded via the link. Secrets of High Tunnel Systems: Growing Ginger and Turmeric Ginger and turmeric are named as some of the world’s healthiest foods. With knowledge and practice, you can grow it right here in Catawba County. Christina Newhouse, small farm specialist, will share her knowledge on growing ginger and turmeric. The program will have a focus on high tunnels but outdoor production is applicable. Lunch will be served on site followed by a tour of some local high tunnel producers in Catawba. The tour is optional. The workshop will on September 27th from 9:00am till 2:00pm. Cost of the workshop is $20 and deadline to register is September 16th. Get Growing with Microgreens Microgreens, although tiny, pack a nutritious punch. Whether you plan to grow these for personal consumption or for marketing, growing this super food is simple and easy. Christina Newhouse, small farm specialist, joins us again to talk about how to grow microgreens on a small and large production scale. Participants will be able to start their own microgreens to take home. The workshop will be on October 18th from 9:00am till 12:00pm. Cost of the workshop is $15 and deadline to register is October 4th. For any additional information or how to register, please contact Der Xiong Holcomb at 828-465-8240 or email at der_xiong@ncsu.edu. You can also visit our local website at Catawba.ces.ncsu.edu for additional information or to print out registration forms.

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Soybean Rust Update popular

Sept. 23, 2016 from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Although Asiatic Soybean Rust may be moving up the Mississippi River valley pretty rapidly, it seems MORE » – from   Integrated Pest Management

NICKELS FOR KNOW-HOW REFERENDUM ANNOUNCEMENT

The Catawba County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  The Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, Dr. George Place, said six polling places have been established in Catawba MORE »

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2016 Beef Expo & Lamb Show

Prospect Lamb Show June 24, 2016 5:00 pm Youth Beef Expo June 25, 2016 10:00 am Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds 2016 Lamb Show Rules & Entry Form 2016 Beef Expo Rules & Entry MORE »

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4-H Livestock ClubMon Oct 3 - Mon Oct 3, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Devine Farms, 2675 St James Church Rd, Newton, NC 28658, United States
— 3 days away
Sew Awesome 4-H ClubMon Oct 10, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 1 week away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Oct 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 2 weeks away
DIG 4-H Club Thu Oct 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 2 weeks away
Jr. Rangers 4-H ClubMon Oct 17, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Riverbend Park - Catawba County, NC, 6700 North Nc 16 Highway, Conover, NC 28613, United States
— 3 weeks away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Oct 17, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 3 weeks away
Mt. View CCE 4-H ClubThu Oct 20, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
Mountain View Elementary School, 5911 Dwayne Starnes Dr, Hickory, NC 28602, United States
— 3 weeks away
4-H Livestock ClubMon Nov 7 - Mon Nov 7, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Devine Farms, 2675 St James Church Rd, Newton, NC 28658, United States
— 1 month away
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