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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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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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Cooperative Extension Farm School

North Carolina Farm
School launches new website.

Farm School's goal is to teach sound business principles to those wishing to start or add a new agricultural venture.

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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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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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soybeans

2015 Recognition & Appreciation Dinner

I would like to re-invite corn, soybean and small grain growers to attend the 2015 Recognition and Appreciation Dinner.  The dinner has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in the meeting room, MORE »

market scale

Scale Certification popular

Scale certifications will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 9am-12pm at the Davidson County Extension Office.  Certification is by appointment only.  Call our office at 336-242-2085 to schedule your MORE »

4-H Science Fair

4-H S.T.E.M. Fair popular

Join us for Davidson County 4-H’s First 4-H S.T.E.M. Fair! If you love science, technology, engineering, or math, here’s an opportunity for you to shine! Davidson County 4-H will be hosting it’s first MORE »

ECA Scholarship

College Scholarship popular

In 1996, the Davidson County Extension Homemakers (now known as the Extension & Community Association) established an educational scholarship fund in memory of Martha Thompson, Home Economics agent (1951-1970), Davidson County. The purpose MORE »

pruning blueberries

Upcoming Horticulture Workshops

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop This hands-on workshop will show participants how to grow Shiitake Mushrooms.  By participating in this workshop, you will be eligible to participate in the NC A&T University Mushroom Project. Tuesday, MORE »

ServSafe Course

ServSafe Certification Course

What is ServSafe®?It is a 12-hour Food Safety Certification Course developed by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant Association.  Our next course is April 21 & 28.  Registration deadline is April 10. MORE »

Beekeeping Class

Beginning Beekeeper Class

Want to learn about beekeeping?  Here is your chance!  The Davidson County Beekeepers Association is having a six-week beginner beekeeping class. This class will help new beekeepers learn some basic skills needed to be successful in MORE »

Waste Collection Box Sites

Davidson County has 11 Waste Collection Box Sites that are free to use and open to the public. These sites are an efficient as well as convenient way for residents to dispose MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Beginning Beekeepers ClassMon Mar 2, 2015 Today
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Davidson County Extension Office, 301 East Center St., Lexington, NC 27292
— 6 hours away
Shiitake Mushroom WorkshopTue Mar 3, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Fairgrounds, 400 Greensboro Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295
— 21 hours away
Lexington Farmers Market Association MeetingTue Mar 3, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— Tomorrow
Beginning Beekeepers ClassMon Mar 9, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Davidson County Extension Office, 301 East Center St., Lexington, NC 27292
— 1 week away
Grape & Fig Pruning DemonstrationTue Mar 10, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Sandy Creek Farm, 3160 South NC Hwy 150, Lexington, NC 27295
— 1 week away
Thomasville Farmers Market Spring MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Thomasville Public Library, 14 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC 27360, United States
— 1 week away
2015 Recognition & Appreciation Dinner for Soybean & Small Grain GrowersTue Mar 10, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Village Restaurant, 52 North Main Street, Denton, NC 27239, United States
— 1 week away
Blueberry Pruning Demonstration WorkshopThu Mar 12, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Sandy Creek Farm, 3160 S. NC Hwy 150, Lexington, NC
— 1 week away
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