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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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shrimp preparation for sensory panel tests

Food Science
Extension

The NC State University Department of Food Science's extension group is dedicated to improving the lives of NC citizens through research, extension education and outreach regarding food, food safety and food processing. With seven pilot plants and partnerships with NC State's Center of Marine Sciences and Technology and the new NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute, Food Science Extension Specialists provide assistance in the areas of Dairy (Ice Cream), Entrepreneurs, Food Safety Certification, HACCP, and Seafood.

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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Soybean foliar yield enhancers

For those who wish to view our county soybean foliar yield enhancer trial, signs are posted at the corner of Hardy Rd and Hwy 903 just east of Maury. Folks may see 13 MORE »

Photos from Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. These photos are from Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell held on September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. Grower Wynn Dinnsen grows MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Nutrition Matters: September is Potato Month! popular

September is Potato Month, a vegetable with great nutritional value in the produce section of your favorite grocery store or farmers market.  Potatoes are really healthy; here are a few facts concerning a MORE »

Photos from NCSU Class Visit to Peregrine Farm popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos hosted a group of about 30 students from Dr. Chris Gunter’s Vegetable Production class at North Carolina State University. The MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Greene County 4-H youth attends NCACC Youth Summit popular

A 4-H’er from Greene attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville, North Carolina August 15-16, 2014. North Carolina 4-H and the North MORE »

Soil Sampling popular

North Carolina farmers should be aware that taking soil samples this fall will be critical to help your production standards for next season’s crops.  With the substantial rainfall we have seen in our MORE »

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday September 10 popular

Wednesday September 10 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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NC Big SweepSat Oct 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Snow Hill boat ramp
— 2 days away
National 4-H WeekSun Oct 5 - Sat Oct 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 days away
Make it Monday! (Part of 4-H Week)Mon Oct 6 - Mon Oct 6, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Youth Council MeetingMon Oct 6 - Mon Oct 6, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
4-H T-Shirt Tuesday (part of 4-H Week)Tue Oct 7 - Tue Oct 7, 2014 - ALL DAY— 5 days away
We Give Back Wednesday (part of 4-H Week)Wed Oct 8 - Wed Oct 8, 2014 - ALL DAY— 6 days away
4-H Throwback Thursday (part of 4-H Week)Thu Oct 9 - Thu Oct 9, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Fundraiser Friday (part of 4-H Week at Tractor Supply)Fri Oct 10 - Fri Oct 10, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Tractor Supply)
— 1 week away
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