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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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2015 4-H Summer Programs are HERE!

We’re excited to announce the 2015 4-H Summer Day Camp adventures!  This year we’ll learn about drama, STEM, horses, chickens, babysitting, and our famous Cloverbud Camp! Here you will find details and registration MORE »

Nutrition Matters: Smart Food Choice for Healthy Aging popular

What’s on your plate?  Smart food choices for healthy aging.  Older American Month is celebrated during the month of May.  MyPlate for Older Adults highlights the unique nutritional and physical activity needs of MORE »

pressure canner

Be Safe Canning/Pressure Canner Checks

It’s that time of year to get out your pressure canners and bring them in to the Greene County Extension Center to have them checked for accuracy and leakages before canning season starts. MORE »

Varroa mite on honey bee pupa. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Register Now for Beekeeping Workshop

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a beekeeping workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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South East District 4-H Horse ShowSat Jun 6 - Sun Jun 7, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Williamston, NC, USA
— 2 weeks away
County Club DayThu Jun 11 - Thu Jun 11, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Southeast DADSat Jun 13 - Sat Jun 13, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC
— 3 weeks away
4-H Camp BeginsSun Jun 14 - Sun Jun 14, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
Citizenship FocusMon Jun 15 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Raleigh, NC, USA
— 3 weeks away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - CoastalMon Jun 15 - Thu Jun 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
New Bern, NC, USA
— 3 weeks away
Blueberry Month - Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market EventSat Jun 20, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market, 470 Highway 13 South, Snow Hill, NC
— 4 weeks away
Resource Conservation WorkshopMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
— 4 weeks away
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