Iredell Informed

May, 2023

Do you have your ticket yet for Statesville's Longest Table event on May 23? Click the image to get a free dinner ticket!

NC 4-H Congress
Spend 4 days, 3 nights with other 4-H teens from across the state at NC 4-H Congress! While on the campus of NC State University, you can expect to participate in many different events and activities (see flyer for list of activities/events).When: July 22-25Where: Raleigh, NC State University CampusCost: Iredell County Cooperative Extension will help offset the original cost ($250 + lodging) which includes registration fees, most meals, program supplies, and a t-shirt.Who can attend: Teens ages 13-18Transportation providedContact Adreanna by June 21st to register, or 704-873-0507

Citizenship Focus
Are you interested in youth advocacy and government? Join other teens from across the state at the annual 4-H Citizenship NC Focus! During this event, you can expect to attend citizenship themed workshops, hear from distinguished speakers, visit with elected officials, and more. Ages: 13-18Where: Raleigh/Cary, NCWhen: June 21st-22ndCost: $100 (includes lodging, polo shirt, meals and snacks, and more.Interested in attending? Contact Adreanna by May 11th to register, or 704-873-0507.

Only 1 Week Left to Enter the Wheat Yield Contest

Dr. Angela Post, NCSU Small Grains Specialist

This year the North Carolina wheat yield contest will be administered by the National Wheat

Foundation as a part of the National Wheat Yield Contest. With only 1 week left to submit entries we encourage growers to go ahead and get those entries in the contest. The biggest change is the requirement to declare you will be entering the contest by May 15th 2023. At that time the entry fee needs to be paid (early entry by April 1st $100; late entry by May 15th $125 per entry) and the variety you will enter needs to be declared. We have a limited number of entry vouchers available for growers to use and we are encouraging growers to inquire with their seed dealer or brand representative to sponsor their entries. Additional changes are: 1) only one certifier will need to be present in the field with the farmer when the wheat is cut; 2) a wheat quality sample needs to be collected and retained; 3) if a contest entry cuts above 150 bu/acre, a second cut will be required to confirm; and 4) rates of crop protection products are required as part of the production information collected. You can find the full rules for the national wheat yield contest here. By entering the national contest, you will automatically be entered into the North Carolina contest if you are an NC grower. We will release comprehensive guidance on entering the contest over the next two weeks. If you have questions about this change or about entering the contest, please contact your local county agent or Angela Post ( Here you will find a flyer about the contest.


Extension has daily slots on the local radio station, WAME 92.9FM/550AM! 

Check them out at 6:40am and 6:40pm 

Mondays-      Adreanna White-Foxx & Kelly Pierce for 4-H/Youth Development 

Tuesdays-       Andrea Sherrill for Family & Consumer Science

Wednesdays- Melinda Roberts for Horticulture

Thursdays-     Laura Elmore and Jenny Carleo for Crops and

Fridays-          Nancy Keith, Dairy and Extension Director News

Need to get in touch with Extension Staff?

--Just click on the person below--
Nancy Keith: County Extension Director, Dairy 
Andrea Sherrill: Family & Consumer Science 
Jenny Carleo:  Area Specialized Agent, Grain Crops 
Laura Elmore: Livestock and Crops
Adreanna White-Foxx: 4-H and Youth Development
Kelly Pierce: 4-H Program Associate
Melinda Roberts: Horticulture

Associate Support Staff: 
Beth Cloninger
Latoya Boller

NC Cooperative Extension 
Iredell County Center
444 Bristol Drive Statesville NC 28677

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

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