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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

June-August 2014
Newsletter Is Here

The June-August 2014 Newsletter is here!  Click on the link below to see this quarter's edition: June-August 2014 Newsletter

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2014 NC Summer Feeder
Cattle Sales

Date:  July 10 Location:  Norwood (1,000 head) Market:  Stanly County Livestock Market Telephone:  704-474-7681 or 704-463-5828 Sale Coordinator:  Steve Lemons at 704-983-3987 Date:  July 17 Location:  Norwood (1,200 head) (Value-Added BQA) Market:  Stanly County Livestock Market Telephone:  704-474-7681 or 704-463-5828 Sale Coordinator:  Steve Lemons at 704-983-3987 Date:  July 24 Location:  Statesville (800 head) (Value-Added) Market:  Harward Brothers Livestock Market Telephone:  704-546-2692 or 704-463-5828 Sale Coordinator:  Teresa Herman at 704-878-3153 Date:  August 14 Location:  Norwood (1,000 head) Market:  Stanly County Livestock Market Telephone:  704-474-7681 or 704-463-5828 Sale Coordinator:  Steve Lemons Date:  August 27 Location:  Siler City (750 head) Market:  Carolina Stockyards Telephone:  919-742-5665 Sale Coordinator:  Jonathan Black at 336-318-6000 *All sales start at 7:00 p.m.  For further information, please call N. C. Cattlemen's Association at 919-552-9111.

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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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Register Now for Farm Tax Workshop

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday September 22 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Sustainable Soils Forum on Sep 18, 2014 in Raleigh, NC popular

A number of byproduct materials generated by Southeastern industrial sectors have proven value as soil amendments, soil blending ingredients, drainage aids or landscaping components. These materials include Pulp and Paper industry residuals, FGD Gypsum, MORE » – from   Soils

Beginning Farmer & Rancher Scholarship

The William W. Dow Memorial Beginning Farmer and Rancher Scholarship is designed to give new and beginning farmers and ranchers a low-cost opportunity to participate in the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture MORE »

Aug. 27 workshop offers advice for food businesses popular

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is sponsoring a free workshop, “The Business of Being in Business,” from 8:30 to noon on Aug. 27 at the McKimmon Center. MORE »

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Piedmont Farm School

The Piedmont Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.  The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will MORE » – from   Forsyth County Center

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Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Dr, Browns Summit, NC, United States
— 1 month away
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