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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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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

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

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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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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

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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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Hay Production Guide

Forage specialists at North Carolina State University have come out with a new hay production guide for North Carolina.  Topics such as: appropriate moisture for baling, nutritive value, expected yields, and others, are MORE »

Certified Organic Workshop

Southern Appalachian Family Farms (SAFF) is offering a workshop for those interested in becoming organically certified.  The workshop will be held on April 23rd from 10am till 2pm at the courthouse in Murphy MORE »

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Winter Bee Hive Loss Survey

Beekeepers needed!  Our Extension Apiculturist David Tarpy, has asked area beekeepers to participate in a national survey through the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP).  This survey has provided significant insights into our annual colony losses MORE »

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Farmers Market Workshop

The Southern Appalachian Family Farms (SAFF) along with Cherokee and Clay County Extension is offering a Farmers Market Workshop. This workshop is for all vendors who sell at farmer markets and market managers. MORE »

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2015 Mountain Area Beef Conference

All area Beef Producers are invited to the 2015 Mountain Area Beef Conference which will be held on March 20th, 2015  at 3:00 pm at the Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center in Canton, NC.  The focus of the conference is to improve MORE »

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2015 Master Gardener Training

The Cooperative Extension Offices of Clay and Cherokee Counties will be offering a Master Gardener Volunteer Certification training beginning Monday, February 2, and continuing on Mondays and Thursdays through March 30th. The training MORE » – from   Clay County Center

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4-H ShowSat Apr 18 - Sat Apr 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
Nora Starks Memorial Arena
— 50 minutes ago
Healthy Lifestyles Classes for SeniorsMon Apr 20, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 2 days away
Sensible Fitness Mon Apr 20, 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Moog Components Group, 1995 North Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 3 days away
Getting started with poultry productionMon Apr 20, 2015
6:45 PM - 9:15 PM Where:
Folk Center Cir Murphy, NC 28906
— 3 days away
Planting with 4th Grade at MESTue Apr 21 - Tue Apr 21, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Murphy Elementary School, 315 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 3 days away
Season Extension with High Tunnel GreenhousesTue Apr 21, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Center for Applied Technology, Marble, NC 28905
— 3 days away
Sensible Fitness for SeniorsTue Apr 21, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Penland Senior Center, Murphy, NC
— 3 days away
Sensible Fitness Wed Apr 22, 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Moog Components Group, 1995 North Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 5 days away
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