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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

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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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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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

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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Nutrient Management in Corn

Nitrogen is essential in the production of proteins and chlorophyll. Careful management is critical since N frequently limits crop yields, it is expensive, there are numerous sources and application strategies to chose from, MORE »

HORSE MANAGEMENT TIPS

Start hunting hay for the upcoming winter months. Make contacts and find the hay that you feel is the best buy and meets your horse’s nutritional needs. Many producers are getting ready to MORE »

Yadkin Farmers Market Opening May 6

The Yadkin Farmers Market will open for the 2014 season on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:00-6:30pm and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:30pm, and on Saturdays, 9am-Noon, through October 11. The market MORE »

Affordable Care Act Sessions

Did you know that the uninsured rate for farmers is approximately 30% and 50% for loggers? This coupled with the fact that these individuals work in the most dangerous occupations in our state MORE »

Pets and Health

The American Health Association published research on the latest evidence that pets are good for health. Research found associations between pet ownership and lower blood pressure,heart rate, and blood cholesterol. Dog owners get 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
Private Pesticide LicenseWed Aug 20, 2014 Today
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Human Resource Building, in the County Commissioners Room
— 2 hours away
Yadkin Farmers Market Board MeetingThu Aug 21, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Yadkin Farmers Market
— Tomorrow
Utilizing Woody Biomass for Energy: Policy, Perspectives and Practice Wed Aug 27, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Iredell County Extension Center, 444 Bristol Dr., Statesville, NC 28677
— 1 week away
VAD MeetingTue Sep 2, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Service in Yadkinville in the Kitchen
— 2 weeks away
ALC MeetingThu Sep 4, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Entension Center Kitchen
— 2 weeks away
Harvest FestivalSat Sep 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Downtown Yadkinville
— 1 month away
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