December 2019
News from NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck
Tree Stephanie Olivia
Exciting News!

It is an exciting time at the Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension. First, a quick reminder:

Tonight is the annual Tree Lighting and Parade! Festivities start at 5:30, we'll light the tree at 6:30 and the parade kicks off at 7:00. Get here early!

We are wrapping up our fantastic educational programming for 2019 and celebrating our successes from the year. We'd like to share two items that we are most proud of. Two of our staff members have recently been the recipients of some pretty impressive awards and accolades from their peers.

Stephanie Minton, 4-H Program Assistant with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County has been making a difference through her work for a number of years, and now she has the awards to prove it. Ms. Minton recently received the state-wide “4-H Make a Difference Award” as well as the “Dr. Bernadette G. Watts Award of Excellence.”


It has been a big year for Olivia (Jones) Patchel. Most recently, Mrs. Patchel was presented the “Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Agent” award at the statewide conference of N.C. Cooperative Extension held in Raleigh, NC. This award came on the heels of a Southern US Regional as well as a National Marketing Package Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


We'll be sharing more of a complete recap of 2019 in our next edition. We'd like to wish all of our clients, volunteers, collaborators and friends a very happy holiday season!
Agriculture
Pruning
fruit tree
Pruning is both art and science. On January 25, 2020, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will present a workshop for both professionals and homeowners who want to learn how to properly prune their trees, including fruit trees and even small fruits.

Family & Consumer Sciences
Extension Master Foods Volunteers
master food volunteer recruitment
Do you enjoy cooking, eating, or just simply – food? If you answered yes to any of these, join the Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program now!! The 2020 application for the EMFV program is now open to area citizens! The application deadline is January 10, 2020, but sign up early because spots are limited!

4-H
National Shooting Sports
two shooting sports team members
Currituck County 4-H Sharpshooters team members Kaitlyn Carey and Bode Fredrick have been selected to represent North Carolina as members of the 4 person, NC State University Rifle Team. Bode and Kaitlyn will compete with the team at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament in Grand Island Nebraska on June 21-26, 2020.

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