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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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2014 Wilkes
Agricultural Fair Catalog

To access the 2014 Wilkes Agricultural Fair Catalog, please click here.

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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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Wilkes County 4-H
Programs

Wilkes County 4-H offers monthly special interest programs, community clubs, and after school programs at eight community schools.For more information please contact the Wilkes County 4-H Office at 336-651-7331

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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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Photos from NCSU Class Visit to Peregrine Farm popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos hosted a group of about 30 students from Dr. Chris Gunter’s Vegetable Production class at North Carolina State University. The MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The end of summer usually means the build up of large insect populations.  While Japanese beetles are on the decline, other insects always seem to be a nuisance this time of year.  Caterpillars, MORE »

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday September 10 popular

Wednesday September 10 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Pastured Egg Production Field Day popular

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct a Pastured Egg Production Field Day from 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC. Topics: MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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What’s Next for Vegetable Gardeners? popular

Hopefully you have gotten in your fall vegetable garden by now if you planned to plant one.  Now is the time to turn your attention to other gardening chores around the home.  Numerous MORE »

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Prepare for the Invasion (Insects That Is)!

In a few months, many types of insects will be seeking shelter from cold weather and will often find refuge in local homes.  The brown marmorated stinkbug and the kudzu bug, in particular MORE »

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Watch Out for Stinging/Biting Insects

We often see insects during the summer that we know we should avoid.  Bees and wasps are plentiful this time of year and can cause serious health problems for those individuals that are MORE »

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Are Bed Bugs Becoming A Problem? Again!

An article was written about bedbugs many years ago and, at the time, bedbugs were fairly rare in this area.  Since that time, bedbug populations have begun to spring up in more and more MORE »

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Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Sep 18, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 2 days away
Open Air Market - Market Chef DemonstrationFri Sep 19, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 3 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Sep 25, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 1 week away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Oct 2, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 2 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Oct 9, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 3 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Oct 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 4 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Oct 23, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 1 month away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Oct 30, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 1 month away
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