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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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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Pneumonia in Summer

Most of us are accustomed to hearing the word “pneumonia” and associate it with the wet cold of winter. For small ruminants, goats in particular, summer is prime time for pneumonia. The increasing MORE »

Animal Waste Updates

Deadline reminders: Sludge surveys: once a year (unless you have an extension from DWR) Irrigation calibrations: once every other year Soil samples: once every 3 years on fields receiving animal waste (effluent, sludge, MORE »

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2015 4-H Summer Day Camps

Wayne County 4-H is excited to announce our 4-H Summer Day Camps for this summer.  These camps are designed for hands-on learning.  Come join us for 4-H Summer Fun!! 4-H Motto:  “To Make MORE »

Fly Control popular

It’s a common question this time of year, “What can I do to control the flies?” Producers ask what the “best” thing is for flies and when they should start using said product. MORE »

2014 Upper Coastal Plain Station

Greenhouse Nutrition

There has been a lot of discussion about the do’s and don’ts of greenhouse fertility management. As we approach the greenhouse season, take a look at these publications from the Soil Science Department MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

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Southeast District 4-H District Activity DaySat Jun 13 - Sat Jun 13, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Kinston, NC, USA
— 2 weeks away
4-H PicnicThu Jul 9 - Thu Jul 9, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
208 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC, United States, Wayne Center
— 1 month away
4-H Congress WeekSat Jul 18 - Tue Jul 21, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
— 2 months away
3 hr AW classTue Jul 21, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA
— 2 months away
3 hr AW classThu Aug 6, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
165 Agriculture Dr, Kenansville, NC 28349, USA
— 2 months away
3 hr AW classTue Aug 11, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540, USA
— 3 months away
4-H County Council/Leaders' MeetingThu Sep 10, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
208 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC, United States, Wayne Center
— 4 months away
National 4-H WeekSun Oct 4 - Sat Oct 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
United States
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