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Stokes County
Commissioners Celebrate Extension Centennial

The Stokes County Commissioners celebrated the Centennial of Cooperative Extension by signing a Centennial Proclamation on May 12, 2014.  Read the proclamation below. Centennial Proclamation

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Stokes County
Commissioners Celebrate Extension Centennial

The Stokes County Commissioners celebrated the Centennial of Cooperative Extension by signing a Centennial Proclamation on May 12, 2014.  Read the proclamation below. Centennial Proclamation

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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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Group Girls Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Young cooks have continued a series of cooking lessons at the Stokes County Center. Next class is May 18, 2015. Please call 336-593-8179 to join us. The lesson will be on sauces.

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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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USDA/NIFA Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and New Farmers popular

Below are two useful websites curated by the USDA. Information is provided from the USDA Small Farms Program. Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=small-midsized-farmer-resources.xml “Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American MORE » – from   Local Food

2015 Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun Info is now available!  Click the below links for all the information you will need! *Just a reminder that page 3 (Informed Consent Page) of the Enrollment Forms needs notarizing. MORE »

Rose Woes

This week the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NCSU received a container rose with both downy mildew Botrytis blight. Both are favored by cool, moist conditions, and both can cause extensive damage MORE » – from   Extension Plant Pathology

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Youth Live stock Exhibitors - The North Carolina Mountain State Fair is excited to bring you a brand new competition for 2015.  For the first time, they will be offering a youth market MORE »

Pesticide Meeting Postponed!

The pesticide meeting scheduled for Wed., 02/18 at 9:00 am at the American Legion has been postponed. It is rescheduled for Wed., Feb. 25. You must call Charlie Watson at King Lawn and 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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ALC MeetingFri Sep 18, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM— 4 months away
ALC MeetingFri Dec 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM— 7 months away
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