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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

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

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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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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2015-05-20 11.14.01

Foraging: The Hidden Harvest

The Cherokee County Extension Office is offering a second seminar on finding and identifying wild foods in and around the garden.  Last May, over 25 people attended this hands on seminar and most MORE »


Pasture Porkshop

​Full-Day ​ Pasture Porkshop Date: Wednesday, May 25 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (registration opens at 8:00am) Location: Forsyth Cooperative Extension Office, 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 (Directions can be found at: https://www.forsyth.cc/CES/) Registration Fee: $35 (Includes ‘Grab and MORE »


Forage Planting Guide

Many forage producers ask many times about planting dates, rates, and depths, for the diversity of forages that we can grow in NC. Miguel S. Castillo, Ph.D., NCSU Forage and Grassland Program Specialist MORE »


Tomato Late Blight Alert

Farmers and gardeners should be watchful for late blight this growing season. In April, late blight was found on tomato plants in a home garden in Beaufort County, SC. All plants were destroyed. MORE »

Pesticide Exams Offered

If you desire to obtain a commercial or private pesticide licenses,  NCDA will be administering exams for those wanting to get licenses.  These exams will be offered at the Clay County Extension office, MORE »

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Foraging: The Hidden HarvestThu Jun 2 - Thu Jun 2, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Center for Applied Technology (CAT building) 2415 Airport Road Marble NC
— 5 days away
Pesticide ExamsTue Jun 7 - Tue Jun 7, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Clay County Extension office Hayesville NC
— 1 week away
Pesticide X trainingThu Sep 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Graham Co Extension office
— 4 months away
Cherokee County FairFri Oct 21 - Fri Oct 21, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Mountain Folk Center Murphy, NC
— 5 months away
Cherokee County FairSat Oct 22 - Sat Oct 22, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Mountain Folk Center, Murphy, NC
— 5 months away
Cherokee County FairSun Oct 23 - Sun Oct 23, 2016 - ALL DAY— 5 months away
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