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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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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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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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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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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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Help the Shelter Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 6th! The North Davidson 4-H Club will be hosting a Help the Shelter Day at the Lexington Farmer’s Market from 8 am until noon. They will be offering games, MORE »

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Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget

This Lunch and Learn session will give you a quick lesson how to stretch your food dollars when shopping. Participants will learn that how to determine the amount of money available to spend 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 »

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Top Five Tomato Problems

Almost every gardener in Davidson County has at least one or two tomato plants set out.  After a relatively cool spring summer came early and it looks like it will be a HOT 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 Aug 28, 2014 Today
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call 236-3131 with all your gardening, lawn care, and pest control questions.
— 5 hours away
Lexington Farmers MarketSat Aug 30, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
129 South Railroad Street, Lexington, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Thomasville Farmers MarketSat Aug 30, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
21 East Guilford Street, Thomasville, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Denton Farmers Market Sat Aug 30, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
23 West Salisbury Street, Denton, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Office Closed - Labor Day HolidayMon Sep 1 - Mon Sep 1, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Master Gardener HotlineTue Sep 2, 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.
— 5 days away
Master Gardener HotlineThu Sep 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call 236-3131 with all your gardening, lawn care, and pest control questions.
— 1 week away
Lexington Farmers Market - Help the Shelter DaySat Sep 6, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
129 South Railroad Street, Lexington, NC, United States
— 1 week away
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