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Extension Newsletter

Starting with the January 2016 issue, the Person County Cooperative Extension Newsletter will be published once per quarter. The rest of the year, issues will be published in April, July, and October. The reason for doing this is pretty simple – this will save a lot of money through the year – budgets are tight and getting tighter! Another cost-saving move that we would like to take is to gather email addresses and use those to electronically deliver the newsletter to folks. When folks share their email addresses with us, we would also like to know about other communications that they would like to have via email. Examples might include pest alerts for both commodity crops and home gardens, nutrition education classes, information about Very Important Parents or Youth Enrichment Services, or information and updates from the 4-H program. Email and social media can get notices out about meeting dates and event information very quickly and is there to check on to verify dates, times, and locations. Please compose an email to debbie_harrelson@ncsu.edu or call the Person County Cooperative Extension Center at (336) 599-1195 to begin receiving the newsletter and other communications via email.

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Extension Newsletter

Starting with the January 2016 issue, the Person County Cooperative Extension Newsletter will be published once per quarter. The rest of the year, issues will be published in April, July, and October. The reason for doing this is pretty simple – this will save a lot of money through the year – budgets are tight and getting tighter! Another cost-saving move that we would like to take is to gather email addresses and use those to electronically deliver the newsletter to folks. When folks share their email addresses with us, we would also like to know about other communications that they would like to have via email. Examples might include pest alerts for both commodity crops and home gardens, nutrition education classes, information about Very Important Parents or Youth Enrichment Services, or information and updates from the 4-H program. Email and social media can get notices out about meeting dates and event information very quickly and is there to check on to verify dates, times, and locations. Please compose an email to debbie_harrelson@ncsu.edu or call the Person County Cooperative Extension Center at (336) 599-1195 to begin receiving the newsletter and other communications via email.

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Lunch N' Learn

We are still working on a slate of topics for our Lunch N' Learn programs this year but they will be the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of February. February is American Heart Month and everyone needs to ask themselves “Do you worry too much? And is it hurting your heart?” Our monthly lunch n’ learn session will be Don't Worry and will be held on Thursday, February 25 from noon – 1:00pm. The cost is $5.00. We will be discussing some stress management tips, the effects of stress on your heart, and signs to watch out for. Here is a flier with the tentative dates for the 2016 Lunch N' Learns. For more information or to get on the contact list for our events, contact Jennifer Grable, FCS Agent, at 336-599-1195 or Jennifer_grable@ncsu.edu

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Food for Thought

Want to know what is going on with the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) program over the next few months? Here is just a sneak peek into some of our programs and upcoming events. Here is our update from December on some of the things we accomplished. For more information or to be on our email listserv, send me your email address at jennifer_grable@ncsu.edu

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2016 Person County
4-H Calendar

Check out the 2016 Person County 4-H Calendar!

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Wildlife Damage

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Granville/Person Counties Wildlife Damage According to North Carolina Department of Agriculture wildlife damage in North Carolina crops came close to 30 million dollars in damage. 19 million dollar worth of soybeans,5.6 million in corn and 4.8 million in wheat, peanuts and cotton. The large majority of damage was from deer. I have a soybean drought research plot on Rt. 158 where the deer have eaten varieties right to the row and stopped. I do not know if deer prefer one soybean variety over the other or if they are creatures of habit and routine and return to the same place every time. I have two to three varieties in the plot the deer never touched figure that. The negative to this is that looking for specific data points in yield, height, other environmental factors the deer damage creates problems for accurate data. Research projects cost tens of thousands of dollars and take many years to get to certain levels only to be destroyed by deer. Deer have become pests to crop production and the overpopulation of deer create damage for land owners and producers. 30 million dollars out of the economy that could have went for something more positive in agriculture would have been a significant impact in our communities. 30 million dollars means jobs, dollars spent in a local economy in retail, equipment for the farm, up grades to the land that is producing crops such as fertilizer, seed, and other needed issues. Just in sales tax it would be around 2 million dollars. I know there are many millions spent on the hunting end from buying gear, hunting equipment and some landowners make money from allowing hunting on their farms and that is a great issue. Somewhere down the road there is going to have to be a look at control methods that will satisfy all sides of this issue.

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Cook Smart Eat Smart

The Person County Cooperative Extension Service is going to be hosting a Cook Smart, Eat Smart workshop on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00am – 4:00pm at the County Office Building. It is sponsored MORE »

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NC Safe Plates popular

The Person County Cooperative Extension will be offering “NC Safe Plates” for all those who work in the food service industry. The course will help food establishments meet the requirement of having at MORE »

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Lunch N’ Learns popular

We are still working on a slate of topics for our Lunch N’ Learn programs this year but they will be the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of February. February is American Heart MORE »

Soybean Seed Could Be Short

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina State University Granville/Person County Soybean Supply Could Be Short With North Carolina and other soybean production areas having a tuff fall harvest soybean seed could be MORE »

New Crops Can Be Risky

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina State University Granville/Person Counties When Agriculture Hits Hard Times, Trying Unproven, New Crops Can Be Risky Agriculture is going through rough times. Producers are looking for MORE »

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2016 North Central District 4-H Teen Retreat

Interested in attending Teen Retreat?  Check out the flyer HERE. Dates:  April 2-3, 2016 Location:  Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Camp, Reidsville, NC Ages:  13-18 Cost:  $90 (Clover Cash can be used) Registration Deadline: MORE »

Controlling Fire Ants

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919-603-1350 September 28, 2015 Controlling Fire Ants Effectively Moist soils due to recent rains in certain parts of the county MORE » – from   Granville County Center

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LHWDTue Feb 16, 2016
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Person County Library
— 4 days away
ESMMWL Wed Feb 17, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM— 5 days away
LHWDTue Feb 23, 2016
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Person County Library
— 2 weeks away
ESMMWL Wed Feb 24, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM— 2 weeks away
Lunch N' LearnThu Feb 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM— 2 weeks away
ECA MeetingTue Mar 1, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 3 weeks away
LHWDTue Mar 1, 2016
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Person County Library
— 3 weeks away
ESMMWL Wed Mar 2, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM— 3 weeks away
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