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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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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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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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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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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Nutrition Matters: September is Potato Month!

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

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

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 »

Fall Cotton update

Cotton Overall the cotton crop looks good and should have an even boll load thanks to rainfall we have received this summer. When making decisions to defoliate cotton, here are a few things MORE »

Wheat Production

Wheat With prices for grain continuing to go down, many farmers may be thinking of not planting wheat this fall. A fun fact to know is that you can control as much as 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

Pastured Egg Production Field Day popular

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct a Pastured Egg Production Field Day from 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC. Topics: MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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NC Bioenergy Field Day & TourThu Sep 18, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Williamsdale Biofuels Lab, Wallace NC
— 9 hours away
Environmental Education DayWed Sep 24 - Thu Sep 25, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Greene County Intermediate School, Snow Hill
— 6 days away
Eastern Teen ConferenceFri Sep 26 - Sat Sep 27, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Camp Don Lee Rd, Arapahoe, NC 28510, USA
— 1 week away
NC Big SweepSat Oct 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Snow Hill boat ramp
— 2 weeks away
National 4-H WeekSun Oct 5 - Sat Oct 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Make it Monday! (Part of 4-H Week)Mon Oct 6 - Mon Oct 6, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
Youth Council MeetingMon Oct 6 - Mon Oct 6, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
4-H T-Shirt Tuesday (part of 4-H Week)Tue Oct 7 - Tue Oct 7, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
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