Update From the Office/Field- April 21, 2023

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Office- Lee County Center Staff has been BUSY!!! We’ll be coming at you each week to let you know what we’re up to.

Check it out in our weekly update slideshow on Facebook.

Jared Butler- Writing articles for the Lee County Cooperative Extension Website and helping agents in other counties conduct research to assist row crop producers. New corn varieties are in the ground!

Meredith Favre- What else is there to say? THIS Saturday is the FIRST Sanford Farmers’ Market of the year! Join us! Meredith has been busy preparing for it and feverishly squeezing in site visits all across the region to meet with producers at their homes and farms.

Rhonda Gaster- We would not be able to keep the doors open without her! She made sure there was a smiling face here while the staff was out running around the County.

Pam Kerley – Planning: Poultry Project, Betsy Jeff Penn Camping Trip, Ag Week pollinator activities, Fall Livestock Shows, and 4-H Summer Fun + getting the Clovernews together for May which is almost here!!!!

Bill Stone- Lee County Board of Commissioners started the week off by recognizing our official Ag Week Proclamation. Been gearing up putting the final touches on Ag Week events. Can’t wait for an exciting week of Ag education and fun!

Ashley Szilvay- Ashley was away early in the week for Food and Consumer Science Institute, learning new skills and curricula to bring back to Lee County. She was right back at it with another week of Color Me Healthy with our Farm to ECE partner daycares.

Amanda Wilkins- Wow! What a whirlwind week. It was an Extension Master Gardener week! We had lots of planning and discussions about current and future business and Ag Week! We will be welcoming a new batch of trainees next weekend! Amanda got to escape to the Garden for a little bit to burn some weeds ahead of company coming to the Pollinator Haven Garden Open House next week!