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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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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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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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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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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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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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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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 »

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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Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Dr, Browns Summit, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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