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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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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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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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4-H Food Fair

This year’s Food Fair theme is “Healthy Alternatives”. Food Fair Flier Food Fair Rules & Guidelines Food Fair MORE »

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4-H Fall Plant Sales Fundraisers

DAVIDSON COUNTY 4-H BEGINS FALL FUNDRAISERS It’s that time of year again!  The weather is getting cooler, the county fair has come and gone, and 4-H is beginning their fall fundraisers. 4-H members MORE »

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Lawn Care Workshop

Whether you are establishing a new lawn or renovating an existing one this lawn care workshop will give you the information needed to grow a beautiful, healthy lawn.  By utilizing the information from MORE »

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Davidson County Agricultural Fair

Davidson County Agricultural Fair – Fairground Website September 15 – 20, 2014 All Fair Entries (except livestock & poultry) will be taken on Sunday, September 14 from 2-5pm.  Exhibits for the fair MUST MORE »

ServSafe Course

ServSafe Food Safety Course

Our next ServSafe class will be held on October 14 & 21, 2014. What is ServSafe?  An 12-hour Food Safety Certification Course developed by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant  Association. Who 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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Master Gardener HotlineThu Sep 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call 236-3131 with all your gardening, lawn care, and pest control questions.
— 22 hours away
Lexington Farmers MarketSat Sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
129 South Railroad Street, Lexington, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Thomasville Farmers MarketSat Sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
21 East Guilford Street, Thomasville, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Master Gardener HotlineMon Sep 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call 236-3131 with all your gardening, lawn care, and pest control questions.
— 5 days away
Project Learning Tree PreK-12 WorkshopMon Sep 22, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Catawba College Center for the Environment, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC, United States
— 5 days away
Master Gardener HotlineTue Sep 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call our hotline at 236-3131 or come by our office with your gardening, lawn care, or pest control needs.
— 6 days away
Master Gardener HotlineThu Sep 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call 236-3131 with all your gardening, lawn care, and pest control questions.
— 1 week away
Lawn Care WorkshopFri Sep 26, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 E Center St, Lexington, NC, United States
— 1 week away
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