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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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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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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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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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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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A Flower Pot and a Mini Fire Pit!

If you enjoy cool, different projects, the Extension Service has a class that you will love! On August 25th Keith Wood and Teresa Goley, extension agents, will be demonstrating how to make Hypertufa MORE »

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High Tunnel Techniques

Cherokee County Extension is offering information sessions on growing in high tunnels.  This is an informal setting located at the high tunnels in Marble at Sheriff’s training center.  Keith Wood will be there MORE »

Seed Saving Workshop

On August 18th we will offer a seed saving workshop at the Ag Learning Center located at the Mountain Folk Center.  Class will start at 6pm and registration is $10.  Learn how to MORE »

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Strawberry Plug Plant Workshop

For anyone interested in growing your own strawberries, there will be a strawberry plug plant workshop at the Sheriff’s training center located at 9554 U.S. 19 in Marble on August 11th. Registration will MORE »

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Get Your Landscape Contractors’ License

July 1, 2015 Enews North Carolina  Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board Guiding you through licensure. ONLY 31 DAYS LEFT! IF YOU EVER WANTED TO GET YOUR NC LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR LICENSE WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE 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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21st Century Murphy Site STEM Summer Camp- Cooking and CultureWed Jul 29, 2015 Today
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Murphy Elementary School, 315 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 7 hours away
21st Century Andrews Site STEM Summer Day Camp- Cooking and CultureThu Jul 30, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Andrews Elementary School, 205 Jean Christy Avenue, Andrews, NC 28901, United States
— Tomorrow
High Tunnel TechniquesThu Jul 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 2 days away
Appalachia Farm SchoolThu Jul 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Southwestern Community College Small Business Center
— 2 days away
High Tunnel TechniquesMon Aug 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 6 days away
High Tunnel TechniquesThu Aug 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 1 week away
Healthy Lifestyles Classes for SeniorsMon Aug 10, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 2 weeks away
High Tunnel TechniquesMon Aug 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 2 weeks away
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