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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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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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Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun
Registration

Registration is May 1-31.  All forms must be brought to the Extension office Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.  Mailed forms will not be accepted.  All classes are on a first come, first serve basis. All kids must have a current 4-H Enrollment Form on file for 2016.  These forms must be notarized before registration.  Currently, we do not have a notary in our office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 2016 4-H Summer Fun

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Cooperative Extension
to Host Beekeeper Meeting

In response to our well-attended introductory class So You Want to Get Some Honeybees, Stokes Cooperative Extension will host a meeting to gauge interest among Stokes beekeepers and aspiring beekeepers in forming a group to meet regularly in order to share beekeeping knowledge, learn more about beekeeping, and mentor beginner beekeepers. Beekeepers of all skill and interest levels are welcome. The meeting will include discussion concerning participant beekeeping history and experience to date, as well as time for brainstorming group goals and expectations. This will be an opportunity for your input into what type of group would be beneficial here in the county, what sort of services the group could offer members, and the next steps needed to make our group a reality.   The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 PM at the Stokes Cooperative Extension office at 700 North Main Street in Danbury. The meeting will be facilitated by Randy Fulk, Stokes County Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent and local beekeeper William Kiser. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.     For more information contact-   Randy Fulk Stokes Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent 336-593-8179 randy_fulk@ ncsu.edu

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HerosofHope

National Children's
Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Awareness Day Live! is your community’s opportunity to be a vital part of the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2016 national event. You can join the discussion online about how communities around the country are connecting children, youth, and young adults with mental and substance use disorders—and their families—to behavioral health services and supports. Youth and family leaders, educators, law enforcement officials, and behavioral health professionals at the national event will share strategies for addressing barriers behavioral health care access. Awareness Day 2016 Honorary Chairperson Reid Ewing of ABC hit comedy "Modern Family" will also join in the discussion. How to Join: Watch Awareness Day Live! on May 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #HeroesofHope when participating in the national event discussion on social media.

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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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40 Gallon Challenge

Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day.  There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE » – from   Gardening

New Fungicides Labeled for Fruit Crops

These newly released materials from Bayer Crop Science are labeled for many common fruit and berry crops. Luna Tranquility (Fluopyram and Pyrimethanil) is registered for apple, blackberry, blueberry, grape, peach and strawberry. Luna MORE »

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Management Survey

To:  All Fruit and Vegetable Growers From:  Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent Re:  Spotted Wing Drosophila Management Survey Please see the explanation below from our Extension Specialist Hannah Burrack.  We would like to 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
Canner TestingMon May 9, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
King Public Library, 101 Pilot View Dr, King, NC 27021, United States
— 3 days away
Wool Sheep/Wool CraftsThu Jun 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 700 N Main St, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 1 month away
Wool Sheep/Wool CraftsFri Jun 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 700 N Main St, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 1 month away
Cloverbud Science CampMon Jun 20, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Pinnacle Elementary School, 1095 Surry Line Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043, United States
— 1 month away
Cloverbud Science CampTue Jun 21, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Pinnacle Elementary School, 1095 Surry Line Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043, United States
— 1 month away
4-H InvestigatesTue Jun 21, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Caswell County Cooperative Extension
— 1 month away
Cloverbud Science CampWed Jun 22, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Pinnacle Elementary School, 1095 Surry Line Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043, United States
— 2 months away
4-H InvestigatesWed Jun 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Caswell County Cooperative Extension
— 2 months away
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