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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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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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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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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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Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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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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Cooperative Extension Celebrates New Class of Volunteers popular

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Yadkin County Center, completed the first Extension Master Gardener Volunteer class held in the county last month. A cookout has been planned for July to officially celebrate the volunteers’ MORE »

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Extension Recognizes Volunteers and Celebrates Centennial popular

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Yadkin County Center, held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in conjunction with a Centennial Celebration on May 15 at the Senior Center in Yadkinville. The event was initially planned MORE »

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 »

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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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VAD MeetingTue Sep 2, 2014 Today
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Service in Yadkinville in the Kitchen
— 6 hours away
ALC MeetingThu Sep 4, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Entension Center Kitchen
— 2 days away
Private Pesticide Applicators "X" TrainingWed Sep 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Yadkin County Commissioners Room in the Human Resources Building
— 1 week away
Harvest FestivalSat Sep 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Downtown Yadkinville
— 3 weeks away
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