February, 2019
News from NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck
January at Currituck CES
This year has gotten off to a very soggy start but that has not prevented your NC Cooperative Extension Office here in Currituck from offering some outstanding programs and educational opportunities to start the new year. If the dreary weather has you down, take a look at some of our upcoming programs and events in the middle portion of this newsletter and be sure to register for something that interests you. Also, take advantage of the opportunity to read the outstanding educational information from each of our program areas here as well.

If you’re wondering what we’ve been up to already this year, let me share some exciting stats! In January, our agriculture department held a corn production meeting for area farmers, conducted the monthly Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training and meeting, and our new Agriculture Agent, Adam Formella was out and about visiting farms and meeting area producers. Our 4-H Department conducted a very successful open house introducing many new families to all that 4-H has to offer. They also assisted our current 4-H members in finishing up their projects and preparing for competition. Our Family and Consumer Sciences department worked with a variety of audiences on nutrition, wellness and physical and financial fitness.
Family & Consumer Sciences
How to Persevere...
When the clock struck midnight on the new year, many of you made a commitment to yourself that 2019 was going to be the best year for you! Maybe you decided to work out more, eat healthier, or lose weight. No matter what goal you set once the champagne wore off and “2019 real life” started to set in you were faced with choices that do not support your midnight goals.
4-H & Youth Development
Gardening Grows Flowers & More
Photo by  Emma Simpson  on  Unsplash
Even though the gardening season still seems far away, it is not too early to start planning for your garden. Gardening is a wonderful way to introduce children to plant science, stimulate inquiry, creativity, and an opportunity to gain skills that last a lifetime. Garden-based learning is a hands-on experience where children of all ages can learn and grow together. The best news is that you do not need a large yard to start a garden.
Agriculture - What the Heck is That?!?!
What the Heck is That?!?! is a new series from N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck Center where we’ll be posting an image and article of a mysterious insect that’ll make you wonder “what the heck is that?!?!” Each article will test your knowledge with an entomological oddity followed by a short educational segment on when and where you might find these wacky bugs in North Carolina. Test your expertise to the right with this first installment of “What the Heck is That?!?!”
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