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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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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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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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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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Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Extension Master
Gardeners

The Extension Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture. Volunteers work under the guidance of NC Cooperative Extension agents.

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Rucker Ramblings Ag November 2014

2 BEEF PRODUCER MEETINGS I’m sure it is no surprise to any of you that life has found a new gear and kicked into it.   This busy schedule has made it difficult to MORE »

Research Says…Be Positive

Hypertension affects almost 67% of Americans age 60 and older and is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  New research published by the American Psychological Association found that unpleasant or demanding MORE »

NECESSITY OF WATER

As the hot, humid summer is here and perspiration pours off as we work, don’t forget to drink that water!  Water is the least expensive, easiest form of hydration for our bodies.  Our MORE »

Amazing Grazing Summer Annuals Field Day

Make plans to attend this Beef Cattle Educational opportunity on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Mark Hollar’s Farm, 3348 Woodruff Rd., Jonesville, NC 28642. The program will feature discussions about: * Base forages MORE »

STOCKPILING FORAGES CHEAPER THAN FEEDING HAY

Extension livestock budgets show winter feed costs make up 60 percent of total expenses for the typical fall calving cow/calf producer who feeds hay. One way to lower feed costs is by stockpiling 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
Thanksgiving DayThu Nov 27 - Fri Nov 28, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 days away
VAD MeetingTue Dec 2, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
Yadkin County Co-Op Extension Kitchen
— 1 week away
ALC MeetingThu Dec 4, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Yadkin County Co-Op Extension Kitchen
— 1 week away
Christmas VacationWed Dec 24 - Fri Dec 26, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Yadkin Cooperative Extension Office
— 4 weeks away
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