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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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4-H Holiday Greenery
Fundraiser Sale

The holidays are just around the corner, and a holiday greenery fundraiser offered by the Wilkes Cooperative Extension 4-H program will help you get your home decorated for the holiday season.  For more details, click here.

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Are the Plants Poisonous?

The holiday season is upon us and so is the traditional giving of poinsettia plants.  A common misconception about poinsettias is that they are poisonous to people when in fact they have very MORE »

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Helpful Tips for Bull Selection

Bull selection can be tricky business but one good thing about it is that “one size fits all” does not apply to selecting and purchasing bulls. One of the first things you need MORE »

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Extension Master Gardeners Headed to Costa Rica in 2015 popular

North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGVs) are launching an International Travel Study program with a trip to Costa Rica 2/20/2015 to 3/2/2015. EMGVs and other interested individual are welcome. A payment of $2,895 (does NOT include airfare)  is due MORE » – from   Gardening

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Opportunities to Invest in Your Future

Master Gardener Volunteers are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens.   What really sets Master Gardener Volunteers apart from other home gardeners MORE »

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Help Us Improve! popular

Throughout the year we strive to bring you useful, accurate, and timely gardening information you can trust through the Extension Gardener newsletter, portal, and Facebook page. Please take our short online survey to MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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Tips for Successful Calving in Heifers

Successfully calving out and then rebreeding a set of first-calf heifers presents one of the greatest challenges to cow-calf producers. The physical and nutritional stresses associated with parturition, lactation and continuing her own MORE »

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Who You Gonna Call? Roachbusters?

Most bugs I find in the house do not bother me. I normally just scoop them up and throw them back outside.  However, cockroaches are another matter, and I cannot stand the thought MORE »

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE » – from   Gardening

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Thanksgiving Day - Office ClosedThu Nov 27 - Thu Nov 27, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Office ClosedFri Nov 28 - Fri Nov 28, 2014 - ALL DAY— 5 days away
Ornamentals and Turf Pesticide Recertification ClassTue Dec 9, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 2 weeks away
Office ClosedWed Dec 24 - Wed Dec 24, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
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