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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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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

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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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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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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Help with backyard chickens offered popular

Driving through rural eastern NC you are probably used to seeing hog houses and turkey houses but if you have driven through the cities recently, you may have noticed something unusual. Something that MORE »

Keep that anti-clutter momentum going

Did you take the clutter challenge last week?  Which area did you tackle, your closets or kitchen?  If you are like me you found a lot of stuff that needed to be discarded MORE »

Approach of fall brings thoughts of forage crops popular

As I was sitting in my office trying to decide a topic for this week’s article, I realized it was already almost September!  September means hot weather, possible hurricanes, prevalent insect problems, and MORE »

We could all use a lot less clutter

Did you know that clutter has a profound impact on your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being? It’s true.  A healthy home has healthy energy and healthy energy is moving energy. If you MORE »

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Pesticide Recertification Training (V)Wed Sep 24, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wayne County Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC 27530
— 2 days away
Pesticide Recertification Training (X)Wed Sep 24, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wayne County Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC
— 2 days away
Jr Market Hog ShowThu Sep 25, 2014
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Jr Meat Goat ShowFri Sep 26, 2014
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC, United States
— 4 days away
Jr Market Lamb ShowSat Sep 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC, United States
— 5 days away
Beef Heifer ShowSun Sep 28, 2014
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC, United States
— 6 days away
Youth Skillathon CompetitionTue Sep 30, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Open Halter Horse ShowThu Oct 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC, United States
— 1 week away
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