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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

SNAP EBT Farmer’s
Market Sign-Up Event Coming to Greensboro

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) will be hosting a SNAP EBT Farmer’s Market sign-up event in Greensboro this April, giving farmers the chance to enroll as retailers in the SNAP program. Held in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, the sign-up event will be held on Friday, April 24 at the Guilford County Extension Office, located at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “This is a win-win for farmer’s markets and direct marketing farmers,” said Ivy Murphy, Food and Nutrition Services Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Social Services. “It increases the farmers’ customer base and provides an economic boost to the community.” The event features a 20-minute presentation and an overview of the sign-up process. It takes 15-30 minutes for farmers to enter, review and select their point-of-sale device. North Carolina SNAP staff will be on hand to assist farmers with the sign-up process. Those interested in signing up need to provide a picture ID, Social Security Card and a voided check for deposit purposes. Please contact Ivy Murphy at 919-527-6300 or the Guilford County Cooperative Extension at 336-641-2400 for more information, or to reserve a seat for the event.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Pesticide Disposal
Collection Day in Rockingham County

Pesticide Disposal Collection Day in Rockingham County Wednesday April 22, 2015 10am-2pm Contact Kathryn Holmes 336-342-8230

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2015 Small Farms Day
in Stokes Tour Rescheduled- Goat Forages Seminar added to Event

The 2015 Small Farms Day in Stokes Tour has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015 This year the tour will visit Oldtown Farm and Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery In conjunction with this year’s tour, Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a goat forages seminar presented by Dr. Jean Marie Luginbuhl, NCSU Crop Science 2015 Farm Tour Itinerary 8:30 depart Extension office for Oldtown Farm 9:00 arrive Oldtown Farm 10:45- Depart Oldtown Farm for Buffalo Creek 11:00 arrive Buffalo Creek 12:15 depart Buffalo Creek for Extension office 12:45- arrive Extension office (those not attending goat forages presentation dismissed) 12:45-1:00 Travel to Forsyth Tech Stokes Campus in Meadows for goat forages presentation 1:00-2:00 box lunch for goat forages presentation attendees 2:00-4:00- Goat forages presentation by Dr. Jean Marie Luginbuhl - Crop Science Personnel – NCSU There will be a $10 / person fee to cover the cost of lunch and the goat forages seminar There is no charge to attend the Farm Tour only Attend either or both the farm tour and the goat forages presentation. To register to attend contact Randy Fulk- Horticulture Agent 336-593-8179 or by email at randy_fulk@ncsu.edu

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Rose Woes popular

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

Nutsedge is up, more at 11…. popular

As I was walking across campus today I found the first true sign that spring is here — purple nutsedge was up and growing.  That’s a sure signal that more nutsedge and spring MORE » – from   Horticulture

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 »

2015 Piedmont Grown Conference

The Piedmont Grown Annual Conference is almost here — Register now! This year’s topic is Growing Your Farm and Food Business: Increasing Profitability — something that we all want! Our keynote speaker is 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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Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 6 days away
Master Gardener TrainingFri Apr 24, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 5th St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, United States
— 6 days away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
ALC MeetingFri May 1, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Pickling Pixies Food Preservation GroupThu May 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 700 N Main St, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 3 weeks away
ALC MeetingFri Sep 18, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM— 5 months away
ALC MeetingFri Dec 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM— 8 months away
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