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4-Her's Win Big at District Activity Day

Nine Carteret County 4-Her's competed in the annual 4-H District Activity Day held at Lenoir Community College on Saturday, May 14, 2016. District Activity Day is a 4-H public speaking event. The youth who compete at this event have won their category on the county level and have progressed to the district level.  172 youth participated in the South East District Activity Day. Carteret County 4-H had nine youth to present on topics of their choosing. Three of these youth were Cloverbud, they are 5 - 8 years of age. These youth were Aaliyah Perez, Cate Paschall, and Lihn Walker. These youth are recognized with participation ribbons for a job well done. The following youth competed for placings. Edmund Gutneckt competed in the 14 - 18 year old Career and Entrepreneurship Category, and won Gold. Abigail Walker competed in the 14 - 18 year old Citizenship & Community Service Category, and won Silver. Erica Walker competed in the 14 - 18 year old Pork Char Grill Category, and won Gold. Alanna Paschall competed in the 11 - 13 year old Family and Consumer Science Category, and won Gold. Shaunah Schaffer competed in the 11 - 13 year old Citizenship & Community Service Category, and won Silver. Elizabeth Schaffer competed in the 11 - 13 Science & Technology Category, and did very well. All of the youth who placed Gold or Silver are eligible to compete at the 4-H State Presentation Finals in Raleigh on July 16, 2016. We are proud of all of our 4-Her's. Congratulations to them all on a job well done!

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Carteret County
4-Her's Win Big at District Activity Day

Nine Carteret County 4-Her's competed in the annual 4-H District Activity Day held at Lenoir Community College on Saturday, May 14, 2016. District Activity Day is a 4-H public speaking event. The youth who compete at this event have won their category on the county level and have progressed to the district level.  172 youth participated in the South East District Activity Day. Carteret County 4-H had nine youth to present on topics of their choosing. Three of these youth were Cloverbud, they are 5 - 8 years of age. These youth were Aaliyah Perez, Cate Paschall, and Lihn Walker. These youth are recognized with participation ribbons for a job well done. The following youth competed for placings. Edmund Gutneckt competed in the 14 - 18 year old Career and Entrepreneurship Category, and won Gold. Abigail Walker competed in the 14 - 18 year old Citizenship & Community Service Category, and won Silver. Erica Walker competed in the 14 - 18 year old Pork Char Grill Category, and won Gold. Alanna Paschall competed in the 11 - 13 year old Family and Consumer Science Category, and won Gold. Shaunah Schaffer competed in the 11 - 13 year old Citizenship & Community Service Category, and won Silver. Elizabeth Schaffer competed in the 11 - 13 Science & Technology Category, and did very well. All of the youth who placed Gold or Silver are eligible to compete at the 4-H State Presentation Finals in Raleigh on July 16, 2016. We are proud of all of our 4-Her's. Congratulations to them all on a job well done!

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Make Time for Your
Lawn

It's May and the grass is really growing.  It's time to take care of a few tasks to make your lawn look the best it has in years.  Aerating, dethatching, fertilizing and mowing are all part of the May lawn maintenance regime.  Find out more in this article.

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Master Gardener, Jean Hagger is handing out seeds to students at St.Egbert’s school.

Healthy Earth,
Healthy Kids

Another exciting year of wonder in the garden has come and gone for the students of St. Egbert’s School. Students have spent 6 weeks through this school year learning many concepts that make a successful garden and a healthy environment. Learning about soils[/caption]

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Plant Clinic

Open to the Public: Every Monday 1:00-3:30 p.m. through fall.  Don't know what's wrong with your plant? Call or stop by Room 308 of the CMAST building in Morehead City to talk with a Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer. (252) 222-6359.

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Brown stink bug feeding above the crown of seedling corn. This will result in leaf holes, but probably not stunting, tillering, or plant death.

How to Avoid a Stink Bug Disaster in Corn

Stink bug pressure is already heavy this year.  A lot of seedling injury has been reported (see previous article).  This is caused from adults that overwintered from last year, either in soybean stubble, MORE » – from   Entomology

Students Planting at St. Egberts School

Healthy Earth, Healthy Kids

Another exciting year of wonder in the garden has come and gone for the students of St. Egbert’s School. Students have spent 6 weeks through this school year learning many concepts that make MORE »

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Carteret Clover Newsletter Spring 2016

Carteret County 4-Her’s have been extremely busy and doing an awesome job representing Carteret County. Please click here to access the Spring 2016 edition of the Carteret Clover Newsletter so you can read MORE »

Make Time for Your Lawn

It has been delightful to have the cool days of spring extend all the way into late May.  The flowers bloomed for a long time and the grass has greened up nicely.  Now MORE »

Tobacco flea beetle. Photo via Sterling Southern.

Organic tobacco flea beetle management popular

In addition to questions about organic aphid management in tobacco, I have also received several questions about organic flea beetle management. Most of these questions have been some version of “What organically acceptable MORE » – from   Entomology

This plant has not been treated with insecticides. Photo: Pete Nelson.

Tobacco insect activity and research projects popular

I’m Pete Nelson, a graduate student in the Entomology Department, co-advised by Drs. Hannah Burrack and Clyde Sorenson. My dissertation research is focused on assessing the impacts of various tobacco production practices, including MORE » – from   Entomology

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2016 4-H Summer Fun Day Camps Full

2016 4-H Summer fun day camps are all full. You can be added to a wait list in case someone cancels. We still have space for our Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Summer Week MORE »

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Carteret Big Sweep Cleanup at Atlantic Beach CircleSat May 28, 2016
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Where:
Atlantic Beach Circle
— Tomorrow
4-H Teen Leadership WorkshopMon Jun 6, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Room 305 CMAST
— 1 week away
Blueberry Jam ClassThu Jun 9, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Dairy Tour - Simply Natural Creamery 4-H Summer CampThu Jun 16, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
SIMPLY NATURAL CREAMERY, 1265 Carson Edwards Rd, Ayden, NC 28513, United States
— 3 weeks away
Beginner Sewing Camp - Summer FunMon Jun 20, 2016 @ 9:30 AM -
Wed Jun 22, 2016 @ 3:00 PM Where:
Room 320 4-H Office
— 3 weeks away
Astronomy Camp & Neuse Nature Center TourFri Jun 24, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Meet at CMAST Room 320 travel to Kinston
— 4 weeks away
Fishing & Archery CampThu Jun 30 - Thu Jun 30, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
4-H Office
— 1 month away
holidayMon Jul 4 - Mon Jul 4, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
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