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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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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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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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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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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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Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 8 popular

Wednesday July 8 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 MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Nutrition Matters: Have A Healthy/Active Summer

Summer is here, a time of celebrations, family reunions, vacations and relaxation.  However we want to stay focused on our nutritional habits.  MyPlate 4-Step for Summer recommends these 4 easy steps for making MORE »

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Meet the Tomato Bug! popular

I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Nutrition Matters: “Get More with Milk”

Celebrating June as Dairy Month started in 1937 at National Milk Month, changing to June Dairy Month in 1939 to encourage consumption of milk, and to support the dairy farmers.  For the year MORE »

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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 »

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State 4-H Horse ShowWed Jul 8 - Sun Jul 12, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Raleigh, NC, USA
— 4 hours away
Cool Chicks CampWed Jul 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market, Snow Hill, NC
— 13 hours away
4-H Babysitting CampThu Jul 9, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -
Fri Jul 10, 2015 @ 1:00 PM Where:
Calvary Memorial United Methodist, 107 West Greene Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580, United States
— 2 days away
Elaney Heritage Farmers Market Event - Arts Extravaganza, Local Arts & Crafts, MusicSat Jul 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market, 470 Highway 13 South, Snow Hill, NC 28580
— 3 days away
Electric CongressMon Jul 13 - Wed Jul 15, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
To Be Determined
— 5 days away
Hold Your Horses!Thu Jul 16, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -
Fri Jul 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM Where:
595 Peter Grant Rd, Snow Hill, NC 28580, USA
— 1 week away
State 4-H Presentation FinalsSat Jul 18 - Sat Jul 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Raleigh, NC, USA
— 1 week away
NC 4-H CongressSat Jul 18 - Tue Jul 21, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Raleigh, NC, USA
— 1 week away
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