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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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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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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

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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fairy garden

Crafters Needed at Market

LEXINGTON FARMER’S MARKET SEEKING ARTISTS AND CRAFT VENDORS As part of their 2015 special event calendar the Lexington Farmer’s Market Association will hold a “Spring Arts & Crafts” day on Saturday, June 20th.  The MORE »

dial pressure canning

Canning & Preserving Workshops

Food preservation made easy workshops with hands-on topics.  Classes are held at the Davidson County Extension Office (301 East Center Street in Lexington).  from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Cost to attend each workshop is $5.  REGISTRATION MORE »

pesticide application

Landscape Professionals Workshop

There will be a workshop offering pesticide credits on Tuesday, June 2 starting at 1pm in Greensboro.  Cost is $5.00.  Registration deadline is Friday, May 29. MORE »

strawberry

Strawberries are Here!

In Davidson County, we have six commercial strawberry producers. Berrier Farms is located at 6422 N. NC Hwy 150,U-pick and pre-picked call 336-764-3515 for hours and availability. Fine Farming located on Hwy 8 MORE »

Summer Fun Adventures

4-H Summer Fun is Here! popular

Davidson County 4-H has a variety of fun and educational activities lined up for youth of all ages this summer.  Registration begins on Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 29.  Our office is 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 »

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Hands-On Backyard Stream Repair WorkshopThu May 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Kernersville Public Services, Garage Conference Room 720 Mckaughan St, Kernersville, NC 27284
— 3 days away
Summer Fun Registration ClosesFri May 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 4 days away
Hands-On Backyard Stream Repair WorkshopFri May 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Kernersville Public Services, Garage Conference Room 720 Mckaughan St, Kernersville, NC 27284
— 4 days away
Lexington Farmers MarketSat May 30, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
The Lexington Farmers Market, 129 Railroad St., Lexington, NC
— 5 days away
Thomasville Farmers MarketSat May 30, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 5 days away
Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood WorkshopSat May 30, 2015
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 5 days away
Landscape Professional's WorkshopTue Jun 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 1 week away
ServSafe ExamFri Jun 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 weeks away
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