Featured stories and content

FEATURED CONTENT
Food_Safety

Food Safety
Course

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 least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, which is a mandate of the NC Food Code. There will be instruction in personal hygiene, purchasing from reputable suppliers, eliminating cross-contamination, and correct temperatures for storing, preparing, and holding foods. Each year in the United States there are around 5,000 unnecessary deaths that occur from a food borne illnesses. Also, there are hundreds of hospitalizations, unnecessary medical expenses, lost time from work, loss of revenue from the business, customer mistrust, and the list goes one. “NC Safe Plates” will be offered by Person County Cooperative Extension on March 28 - 31, 2016 with the exam on April 4, 2016. Participants will receive a certificate required for inspections. The registration fee is $125 and is due by Wednesday, March 9th along with the registration form Please call the Person County Extension Office at 336-599-1195 or email jennifer_grable@ncsu.edu for more information.

READ THE REST »
Food_Safety

Food Safety
Course

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 least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, which is a mandate of the NC Food Code. There will be instruction in personal hygiene, purchasing from reputable suppliers, eliminating cross-contamination, and correct temperatures for storing, preparing, and holding foods. Each year in the United States there are around 5,000 unnecessary deaths that occur from a food borne illnesses. Also, there are hundreds of hospitalizations, unnecessary medical expenses, lost time from work, loss of revenue from the business, customer mistrust, and the list goes one. “NC Safe Plates” will be offered by Person County Cooperative Extension on March 28 - 31, 2016 with the exam on April 4, 2016. Participants will receive a certificate required for inspections. The registration fee is $125 and is due by Wednesday, March 9th along with the registration form Please call the Person County Extension Office at 336-599-1195 or email jennifer_grable@ncsu.edu for more information.

READ THE REST »
food3

Cook Smart Eat
Smart

The Person County Cooperative Extension Service is going to be hosting a Cook Smart, Eat Smart workshop onSaturday, April 9th from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the County Office Building. It is sponsored by our local Healthy Personians committee which is based out of the Person County Health Department. The Cook Smart Eat Smart curriculum teaches cooking techniques that can be used to build a repertoire of entrees and side dishes to encourage preparing and eating more meals at home.  There is an emphasis on healthy preparation techniques, simple ingredients and limited use of prepared foods.  In addition, information is presented to help participants plan, shop and stock a pantry that encourages simple meal preparation. Each session covers basic cooking techniques, nutrition, and other topics related to preparing and eating meals at home. Registration is $15 and class size is limited so it is first-come, first-serve. Call 336-599-1195 for more information or fill out the registration form.

READ THE REST »
LNL3

Lunch N' Learn

Our next session “Savor The Flavor” is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will focus on herbs and how to use them to make your recipes have flavor without all of the added salt. Our May session is “Putting Food By” and is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will focus on food preservation, canning, freezing, dehydrating, etc. We will give you some basic information to help you start your canning season off right. Our June session is “On the Spot” and is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will focus on signs of skin cancer, screening, and prevention. This is an important workshop as summer time kicks off this month. The cost for all of the Lunch N’ Learn workshops is $5.00 each and you must pre-register and pre-pay for this event by the Friday before the workshop. Call the Extension Office at 599-1195 for more information. 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

READ THE REST »
2016

2016 Person County
4-H Calendar

Check out the 2016 Person County 4-H Calendar!

READ THE REST »
NC Cooperative Extension Service

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.

READ THE REST »
NEWS View All

Pasture Porkshop

If you interested in raising pastured pork, this workshop is for you.  The seminar will be held at the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension office in Winston-Salem.  Registration begins at 8am with the program MORE »

Small Flock Poultry Seminar

If you raise chickens in your backyard or think you might want to, put this seminar on your calendar.  Topics include choosing breeds, flock health, NC Egg Laws, forages for poultry and others.  MORE »

Tolfenpro Insecticide Ear Tags recalled

Bayer Animal Health is voluntarily recalling its Tolfenpro Insecticide Ear Tags in the US. Bayer said the recall is based on early reports of eye irritation in cattle following use of the product. MORE »

Black Cutworm Moth Trapping Update

This last week I have seen an increase in the number of Black Cutworm moth flights in our area. Tobacco and corn growers especially need to be on the lookout with young transplants MORE »

Cereal Leaf Beetle

Cereal Leaf Beetle numbers are on the rise. I was scouting fields in Person and Granville Counties. They will create a window like affect on the wheat leaves. The eggs are orange and 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

More News
EVENTS View All
Matter of Balance classMon May 2, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, 5660 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC 27574, United States
— 3 days away
ECA MeetingTue May 3, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM— 4 days away
Better ChoicesTue May 3, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM— 4 days away
ESMMWL Wed May 4, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM— 5 days away
Matter of Balance classMon May 9, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, 5660 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC 27574, United States
— 1 week away
Better ChoicesTue May 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM— 2 weeks away
Lunch N' LearnThu May 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Matter of Balance classMon May 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, 5660 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC 27574, United States
— 2 weeks away
More Events