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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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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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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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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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FAMACHA Certification Workshop for Goat Owners popular

Internal parasites (worms) are the number one health problem affecting goats.  Due to the complex life cycle of intestinal worms they are much more difficult to control than other goat diseases. In the MORE »

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Birth Weight Contributes to Calving Difficulties popular

Calving difficulties account for a tremendous amount of economic loss in the beef cattle industry. The highest correlated factor contributing to calving difficulties is the size and or body weight of the calf. MORE »

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How Can One Make Calving Easier? popular

As calving season approaches, think about how to make your job easier and potentially save more calves at calving. Calving season can be challenging for producers. Long hours, not enough labor, and Mother MORE »

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Soil Sampling Simplified popular

Now is an excellent time to take your soil samples and send them off to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s soils lab. If you send your samples in now, it only takes MORE »

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NC Community Garden Conference Oct 25th popular

Growing Garden Connections North Carolina Community Garden Partners is hosting our annual statewide community gardening conference this year on the beautiful UNC Asheville campus. The daylong gathering, titled “Growing Garden Connections”, features outstanding MORE » – from   Community Gardens

Photos from Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. These photos are from Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell held on September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. Grower Wynn Dinnsen grows MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Changing Seasons… popular

Fall is a time when many people are putting away the garden tools for the winter. Plants are going dormant and gardening life slows to a crawl during winter months.  Despite the reduced MORE »

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 popular

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 »

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Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Oct 2, 2014 Today
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 4 hours away
Comp TimeFri Oct 3, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM— Tomorrow
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
— 1 week 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
— 2 weeks away
SECU State MeetingTue Oct 21 - Tue Oct 21, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 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
— 3 weeks 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
— 4 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Nov 6, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 1 month away
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