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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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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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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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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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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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Sweet Potato Weevil Quarantine Zones

On May 11, 2015, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division sent out a memorandum to all North Carolina Growers/Packers/Shippers of sweet potatoes. “The planting season for the MORE » – from   Local Food

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Our newsletters were dropped into the mail today. However if you would like to read it now, click below.  Please share with your friends and let us know if you would like to MORE »

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NC Safe Plates

Food Protection Manager Course – “NC Establishments must have at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager through an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited program or face a two-point violation MORE »

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Dig it! The Secrets of Soil! popular

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil May 16–August 16, 2015 There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about MORE » – from   Gardening

2015 Summer Fun popular

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 »

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 »

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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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Hands-On Backyard Stream Repair WorkshopThu May 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Kernersville Public Services, Garage Conference Room 720 Mckaughan St, Kernersville, NC 27284
— 5 days away
Hands-On Backyard Stream Repair WorkshopFri May 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Kernersville Public Services, Garage Conference Room 720 Mckaughan St, Kernersville, NC 27284
— 6 days away
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— 6 months away
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