Crop Science for Teens Oct. 24-26 at NCSU

Hello High School Teachers across Wake County!

Here’s a chance for your sophomores, juniors and seniors to harvest lots of
great crop science information and stay overnight at NCSU!

Only $40 for the entire weekend of Oct. 24-26, 2014!

Deadline to apply is Oct. 17, 2014.

See details below and on the Cultivate website at

Cultivate Announcement.pdf

Wake Supervisor in the news

Jenna Wadsworth hopes to keep serving on Wake’s Soil and Water board


sgilman@newsobserver.comJune 10, 2014

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RALEIGH — On a Tuesday in mid-May, when temperatures soared above 90 degrees, 25-year-old Jenna Wadsworth was clambering through brush in boots and jeans, her waist-length light brown hair loose and her shoulders bare.

A member of Wake County’s Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors – and North Carolina’s youngest ever elected official – sometimes her job takes her into the field to do “spot checks,” periodic checkups on conservation projects funded by the board. Continue reading

Wake County Agribusiness Council spring farm tour

We had a great event this morning touring Adams Vineyards, Wake County’s first Vineyard and Winery! Supervisors Thomas Dean and Patrick Johnson, along with Associate Board members Quincy Adams, David Adams, and Marilyn Grolitzer joined many others for breakfast and a Wake County Agribusiness Council spring farm tour.  Council members counted over 60 people in at one point!!

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All local food was used in breakfast! Quincy received many questions out in the field on the tour. Looks like they really enjoyed the tour.
Everyone went home with fresh picked strawberries from our Wake County farmers.

WakeGov TV recorded lots of footage, including interviews with Commissioner Matthews and Commissioner Coble on farmland preservation.  Senator Burr, Senator Hagan, and Representative Elmers office were present. Sheriff Harrison came out to support us also.

All around great outreach for Wake County agriculture, agribusiness, conservation, farmland preservation, forestry and farms! Special thanks to everyone who made it out to the farm this morning.


  1. To increase public awareness of agribusiness and its importance to the economy.
  2. To evaluate agribusiness and it’s potential for future growth.
  3. To promote unity of interest among each segment of the agribusiness community.
  4. To expand employment and income opportunities.

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Got To Be NC Festival

got to be nc               Shop Local Raleigh

The next State Fair is months away, but the fairgrounds will host the Got To Be N.C. Festival with carnival rides and North Carolina-made food and drink samples. There’s also a barbecue cook-off, a show called Gator Wars and an expanded flea market.  And if newer things are your thing, Let’s Shop Local will host handmade arts and crafts vendors in the Graham Building.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, N.C. State Fairgrounds


Thank you for a great evening

We had a wonderful time at the Busy Bee on Tuesday night. Saw lots of Friends, made new Friends, and made plans, plans, plans for conservation in Wake County. Check out the pictures care of Bill Sandifer.

Thank to you we are sending a Wake county high school student to the week long summer Resource Conservation Workshop again this summer. Let’s start now and send more next summer Send a kid to Camp

Thank you to the Busy Bee for sponsoring ‘Beer with Friends’

Celebrate Conservation at the Busy Bee Cafe

Join us at the Busy Bee to support Soil and Water Conservation in Wake County.

Tuesday, May 6 5:30-7:30 pm

Your $20 donation to the Friends gets you 2 beers, appetizers, and wonderful conservation conversation.

Donate online By May 5th, or pay cash/check at the door.

Help us thank the Busy Bee and stay for dinner.

FoD BusyBee flyer A.pdf

BIG SWEEP Golf Tounament Thurs., April 24th

from Sheila Jones:

Hello Big Sweep Zone Captains and Community Partners!
(Please forward to your volunteers, family, friends and colleagues who may
be interested!)

In 2013, North Carolina Big Sweep provided gloves and trash bags to 17,628
volunteers who removed 376,427 pounds of litter from the mountains to the

Now it’s time to raise funds to buy another 17,000 pairs of gloves to keep
volunteers safe and more trash bags to contain tons of debris! Anyone who
volunteers for Wake County Big Sweep has been the beneficiary of these much
needed cleanup supplies!

Next week on Thursday, April 24th, North Carolina Big Sweep is hosting
their 7th Annual Golf Tournament at River Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh.

If you know anyone who LOVES GOLF and HATES LITTER…please let them know
about this event!

An individual golfer can play for $150 and buy a Mulligans Package for $25

2014 golf tourney NC Big Sweep.pdf