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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Upcoming Livestock
Events

Please see the following announcement about upcoming livestock events from Dr. Philipe Moriel: Dear all, My name is Philipe Moriel and I am the assistant professor and livestock specialist from NCSU. I would like to invite all of you for our upcoming events, and kindly request that you share the upcoming events with your producers: 1) Mountain Research Station Field Day - July 10th, 2014 at the Mountain Research Station, Waynesville NC; 2) Tri-State Beef Conference, August 12th, 2014 at Abingdon, VA. PLEASE, see attachment for further information and registration. Also, I would like to make you aware of our website which will be monthly updated with new information for you and your producers. Please check the following website: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/philipemorielncsu/ Best regards, Philipe

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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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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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Tomato late blight confirmed in Western North Carolina popular

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Extension Plant Pathology Originally written by Lina Quesada-Ocampo Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was confirmed today (July 11, 2014) in a tomato sample from Henderson County, North Carolina and confirmed by the Plant MORE »

Where are all the butterflies? popular

Today I saw my first eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly of the year in my pollinator garden in Pittsboro, and it’s mid-July! Last week I saw my first black swallowtail. Earlier in the spring I MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day is August 7, 2014 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NC Optional Tour: 1:00 pm (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops) Registration: 2:30 pm Welcome: 3:00 pm MORE »

V-Credit Pesticide Safety Training Opportunity

There will be a Pesticide Safety Training class for Private Pesticide Applicators held at the Stokes Cooperative Extension office on Thursday, September 18 at 1:00 PM. This class will be worth 2 continuing 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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