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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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New Classroom
Tech

Check out our cool new tech! Sign up for an upcoming class and you can get a chance to use our new clickers!   Horticulture Agent Randy Fulk prepares for a class on Landscape Water Management.  This was his first attempt at using clickers and it was a successful endeavor. Master Gardener Alice Kiger shows how easy it is to use this new technology.  Ms. Kiger reports, "Clickers are cool!" See the informative video below.  Horticulture Agent Randy Fulk discusses this new tech and how it will be used in Stokes County. Agents Bring Clickers to Extension Classes

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Tobacco GAP
Meeting

To: Area Tobacco Producers RE: Tobacco GAP Requirements From: Tim Hambrick, Agr. Ext. Agent Attendance at a Tobacco Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) meeting is a requirement to by contracting tobacco companies you are well aware of by now. The GAP meetings for the 2015 season will take place on Friday, January 9 at the Forsyth County Agricultural Bldg. In order to better manage the crowd, we will have a breakfast meeting that will begin at 7:00 am and finish about 9:30. We will also have a second meeting beginning at 10:30 and finishing with lunch. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE MEETING TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS! Here are some additional details: 1. 1 hr of X credit will be available 2. there will be a "cap" on each meeting of 125 participants 3. you must register by phone at 703-2857 4. you must have a scannable GAP card, no paper certificates will be available 5. signup will be first come, first served

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New Master Gardener
Classes!

New classes start in January.  What a great New Year’s Resolution! If you would like more information about becoming a Master Gardener, please check out our Master Gardener page. Contact Horticulture Agent Randy Fulk at (336) 593-8179 or Randy_Fulk @ncsu.edu to register today!

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Marmalade Class

The much-loved favorite of Paddington Bear, marmalade is a fruit preserve made with juice and bits of citrus peel.  It is delicious on breads and pastries, as well as a topping for meat dishes. If you would like to learn how to make this delicious citrus preserve, please join the Pickling Pixies Food Preservation Group on January 8th at 6pm at the Cooperative Extension Office in Danbury, NC.  We will learn all about marmalade and how to make it.  Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Debbie Cox will show us how to make a delicious three-citrus marmalade with orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Please call 336.593.8179 to register.

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Stokes County 4-H Welcomes Back Embryology Program

Stokes County 4-H is now offering the embryology program to all second grade classrooms.  Our first round was successfully completed by Francisco Elementary, Mt Olive Elementary and Pinnacle Elementary.  The teachers did a MORE »

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Master Gardener Classes Start in January

New classes start in January.  What a great New Year’s Resolution! Deadline to register is 12/31/2014 If you would like more information about becoming a Master Gardener, please check out our Master Gardener MORE »

USDA TO GAUGE FARMLAND OWNERSHIP AND FARM ECONOMICS

Raleigh, NC– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin surveying farmland owners to measure financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. Landowners will begin receiving forms for the survey, called MORE »

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Poinsettia Care and Reflowering Instructions

It’s time for poinsettias again!  Whether you are getting a new poinsettia, or wondering if you can reflower your poinsettia from previous years, NC Cooperative Extension has the information you need. Check out MORE »

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Mitchell’s Nursery on TV!

Stokes County’s Mitchell’s Nursery was featured on Fox8 recently.  (Click here for video.) Every year, Mitchell’s conducts poinsettia trials, wherein they evaluate newly developed varieties.  While Jim, Judy, Jay and Melissa are assessing 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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EVENTS View All
Office ClosedWed Dec 24, 2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM— 7 days away
Office ClosedThu Dec 25 - Thu Dec 25, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Office ClosedThu Jan 1 - Thu Jan 1, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Marmalade ClassThu Jan 8, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 700 N Main St, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener TrainingFri Jan 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 5th St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, United States
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener TrainingFri Jan 16, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 5th St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, United States
— 4 weeks away
Master Gardener TrainingFri Jan 23, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 5th St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, United States
— 1 month away
NCFGC MWCWed Jan 28, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Iredell County Cooperative Extension, 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677, United States
— 1 month away
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