By N.C. Cooperative Extension - Randolph County Center
Extending ExtensionSep 21, 2022
Dust off the plows, it's gardening and Farmer's Market season!
In this episode, we chat with Local Foods agent, Sophie Farlow, about the SIX different Farmer's Markets located across Randolph County. We also go a little more in-depth on what the concept of the food hub is expected to look like when our new facility is built and how it should help strengthen and be an asset to our existing local markets. Take a listen to learn more!
Is This A Faux Spring?
We have been unseasonably warm in North Carolina for the winter and even more so for February. For today's episode, we had a chat with Horticulture agent, Cody Craddock about what to do (and what not to do) in this warm weather concerning our plants, gardens, and lawns.
Livestock Winter Prep
For our last episode of 2022, livestock agent, Adam Lawing shares important information on how farmers and ranchers keep their livestock animals safe and healthy in the cold winter months.
We look forward to more episodes in 2023!
Meet Cody Craddock - Horticulture Agent
Our newest team member chats about the future 2023 class of Master Gardeners (listen for more info!) and some other exciting programs he has already begun for our community. We are happy to have him on board and feel confident that he will be a great asset to our county for years to come.
Turkey Talk with Jeannie
No need to allow uninvited guests, like Norovirus, to your holiday meals! In this episode, we cover food safety topics, tips for selecting and cooking a delicious turkey, what to do with the leftovers, and more. Take a listen to help get you ready for the upcoming season.
What is FCS anyway?
What is FCS anyway? It stands for Family and Consumer Sciences and we have an agent for that in our office! In this episode, we meet Jeannie Leonard who has been in the Extension game the longest of any other employee in the office. She is a wealth of knowledge (and funny stories)!
Episode 3: Local Foods with Sophie Farlow
In this week's episode, we sat down with one of our newest team members, Sophie Farlow. She explains a little more about the Food Hub and Commercial Kitchen parts of our future building and how they will be an asset to our community members. Sophie also shares about the fun app, "Visit NC Farms" and how that can help you find family-friendly agri-tourism spots to visit in North Carolina.
Episode 2: Farm Safety & Health Talk with Blake Szilvay
September 18-24 is National Farm Safety & Health Week and for this episode, we are joined by Randolph County's Field Crops & Forestry Agent to talk about some highlights of the week. He shares some helpful tips to keep our farmers, their employees, and their families safe while they live and work on their farms.
Episode 1: F3EC & Digital Talk with County Extension Director, Kenny Sherin
In our inaugural episode, we sit down with Dr. Kenneth Sherin to talk about the Farm, Food, and Family Education Center where he goes into more details of the progress made so far as well as what's coming up.
In the second part of this episode Kenny shares about his role as the Broadband Access and Education Coordinator and what that means as well as how that ties into helping our communities.