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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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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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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

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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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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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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broccoli

Best Broccoli for the Piedmont

This workshop will showcase six different varieties of broccoli in an effort to determine which variety grows best in our region.  Factors used in choosing the best variety include:  flavor, yield, size, insect MORE »

preparing food

Avoid Portion Distortion Workshop

If you need help in figuring out what amount of food you should be eating then we have the workshop for you: “Avoid Portion Distortion”.  Participants will learn correct serving servings versus portion MORE »

pesticide application

Pesticide Safety “V” Training

We will offer private applicator “V” safety training class in Davidson County;  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  It will be held in the Auditorium of the Davidson County Agriculture MORE »

fairy garden

Fairy Garden Workshop

Learn from Master Gardeners how to create a fairy garden on April 10 from 12pm-1pm at the Davidson County Agricultural Building.  A guided tour of the demonstration gardens will be available following the MORE »

ECA Scholarship

College Scholarship

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 »

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 »

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 »

Recycling and Disposal of Items in Davidson County

  The Davidson County Department of Recycling collects and processes a wide variety of materials. The following materials can be dropped off at any of their eleven (11) box sites.All fiber (newspaper, cardboard,office MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Pesticide Safety "V" TrainingTue Mar 31, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 11 hours ago
4-H S.T.E.M. FairWed Apr 8, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 1 week away
Fairy Garden WorkshopFri Apr 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 1 week away
Beginning Beekeeper ClassMon Apr 13, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Davidson County Extension Office, 301 East Center St., Lexington, NC 27292
— 2 weeks away
Lunch 'n Learn "Avoid Portion Distortion"Fri Apr 17, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 weeks away
ServSafe Certification CourseTue Apr 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 3 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
ServSafe Certification CourseTue Apr 28, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 4 weeks away
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