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County benefits from, inspires AmeriCorps crew

County benefits from, inspires AmeriCorps crew | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Eight volunteers arrived in Santa Cruz County on April 14 to tackle an array of community improvement tasks.
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Students’ green thumbs help school farm grow

Students’ green thumbs help school farm grow | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Rio Rico High School students are cultivating fruits, vegetables and other plants, as well as raising chickens, as part of their school's agricultural science program.
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AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand | Nogales International

AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Joslin Goss was a long ways from home Friday afternoon as she trimmed Palo Verde trees with a small chainsaw at Patagonia Lake State Park.
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Fight intensifies vs. citrus greening | Nogales International

Under threat from a crippling, deadly bacteria, the Arizona Department of Agriculture is escalating its war against a disease crippling the nation’s citrus crops by expanding quarantine zones throughout Arizona and enlisting the help of some of the University of Arizona’s brightest minds.
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Five from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International

Five from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Five people from Santa Cruz County were honored for their dedication and commitment to provide research-based knowledge to the agricultural community during the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.
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AmeriCorps volunteers leaving their mark in SCC | Nogales International

AmeriCorps volunteers leaving their mark in SCC | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In 2008, during flooding in Iowa, 15-year-old Thomas Panther got his first taste of AmeriCorps, a national service program. Seeing teams help clean up his hometown is an experience that stuck with him.
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Five locals join 4-H Hall of Fame | Nogales International

Five locals join 4-H Hall of Fame | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Five residents of Santa Cruz County were among 76 people inducted last month into the Arizona 4-H Hall of Fame during the organization’s Centennial Celebration in Maricopa, south of Phoenix.
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AmeriCorps volunteers improve trails in Santa Cruz County | Nogales International

AmeriCorps volunteers improve trails in Santa Cruz County | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Outdoor recreation is getting a boost through the efforts of eight volunteers who are spending the summer in Nogales, Rio Rico and Tubac.
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Six graduating seniors receive scholarships | Nogales International

Six graduating seniors receive scholarships | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Anne C. Stradling Equine Foundation has awarded $2,000 four-year renewable Mary Bowman scholarships to two local graduating seniors
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Sonoita’s Hughes chosen for leadership program | Nogales International

Sonoita’s Hughes chosen for leadership program | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Local rancher Mike Hughes of Sonoita is one of 16 participants selected for Class XXIV of Project CENTRL, a one-year program that promotes the sustainability of Arizona’s rural areas by helping to develop local leaders.
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Data shows early education pays off | Nogales International

Data shows early education pays off | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Family Resource Center (FRC) Program, administered by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County, has been helping families with children aged 0-5 in Santa Cruz County to prepare for kindergarten since 2010. The program now has data to prove that it is making an impact.
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UA president makes a run for the border | Nogales International

UA president makes a run  for the border | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ann Weaver Hart got a good dose of border reality when she visited Nogales on Thursday, beginning with a cancelled trip to Nogales, Sonora in the wake of a U.S. Consulate security warning. But the University of Arizona president marched on with her mission to affirm the UA’s commitment as the state’s land-grant university.
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Four from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International

Four from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Four people from Santa Cruz County were honored for their dedication and commitment to provide research-based knowledge to the agricultural community during the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.
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Cenpatico grants pay for equipment and supplies | Nogales International

Cenpatico of Arizona, the regional behavioral health authority for Santa Cruz County, announced it is giving more than $11,000 in grants to two Nogales area organizations.
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Study shows SC County ripe for solar projects | Nogales International

Study shows SC County  ripe for solar projects | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While the blazing sunshine may be an annoyance to local residents during the hot summer months, it has the potential to power thousands of Santa Cruz County homes.
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