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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

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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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

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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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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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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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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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.

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AgOptions Grant Writing Workshop

The Cherokee County Extension is offering a grant-writing workshop for farmers interested in applying for an AgOptions grant. This workshop will be held at Tri-County’s Center for Applied Technology building in Marble NC MORE »

AgOptions Grant Applications Now Available

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a total MORE »

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Scarecrow Contest Coming Up!

The Valley River Art Walk presents their Scarecrow Contest!  Entries are due to the Extension office by Wednesday, September 30th.  This year, there will be a $50 prize for the winning scarecrow!  The MORE »

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Tool Care and Maintenance

Come learn how to properly care for your home and garden tools.  Sharpen mower blades, change oil in small engines, sharpen chainsaw and garden tools, winterization of power equipment and other tips.  If 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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High Tunnel TechniquesThu Sep 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 5 days away
Healthy Lifestyles Classes for SeniorsMon Sep 7, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 1 week away
High Tunnel TechniquesMon Sep 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 1 week away
Master Gardener Association meetingWed Sep 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Murphy Public Library, 9 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide TrainingThu Sep 10 - Thu Sep 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Robbinsville, NC 28771, USA
— 2 weeks away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 2 weeks away
High Tunnel TechniquesThu Sep 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 2 weeks away
Appalachia Farm SchoolThu Sep 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Southwestern Community College Small Business Center
— 2 weeks away
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