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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Providing Solutions
for another Century: Extension Strategic Vision & Planning Initiative 2013-2014

N.C. Cooperative Extension has launched a Strategic Vision and Planning Initiative that will take place over the next several months. This process will support and sustain Our Vision and promise to the citizens of North Carolina.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Providing Solutions
for another Century: Extension Strategic Vision & Planning Initiative 2013-2014

N.C. Cooperative Extension has launched a Strategic Vision and Planning Initiative that will take place over the next several months. This process will support and sustain Our Vision and promise to the citizens of North Carolina.

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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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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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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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Mountain Youth Talent
Contest - Greening Up the Mountains

To showcase the musical and vocal talents of our children, 4-H in association with Catch the Spirit of Appalachia will again produce a Youth Talent Contest at the Greening Up the Mountains, April 25, 2015 in Sylva, NC. Contest time is 10:00 a.m. Cash prizes are offered. Entry Deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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Honoring Volunteers – National Volunteer Week

n 1974 President Richard Nixon created the first National Volunteer Week, since then the tradition has continued. During April 2015 across America we will celebrate and honor our volunteers. According to the Bureau MORE »

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SNAP EBT Farmers Market Sign-Up Events

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) has scheduled SNAP EBT Farmers Market sign-up events in Fayetteville for April 22, Louisburg MORE » – from   Local Food

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North Carolina Arbor Day

North Carolinians are proud of their trees and the centuries-long relationship they have had with the state's many varieties and expansive forests. In fact, the Tar Heel State earned its nickname from the MORE »

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Building a Blueberry Patch

Farming blueberries in North Carolina is a flourishing industry ranking 6th in the nation. Wholesale farms in the Bladen, Pender and neighboring county area along with “pick-your-own” farms throughout N.C. produce approximately MORE »

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Eating Well

Having grown up in the 60’s and 70’s I was taught that I could have it all: education, career, and family. We were not totally misguided; however, it all had a price. Many MORE »

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NC Farm School launches a new website

“The NC Farm School program offers seven business-planning seminars taught by Agricultural Economists, which give farmers the tools to create viable business plans. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by MORE » – from   Local Food

Achievement Night-Feb 2015

Jackson County 4-H Achievement Night!

You’re invited to attend  the Jackson County 4-H Achievement Night on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Come and learn about all the exciting 4-H clubs available in your county to children MORE »

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Public Meetings – Fracking and Landowner Rights

Public information meetings will be held at: Clay County Courthouse 261 Courthouse Drive Hayesville, NC 28904 Thursday, March 12 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please contact the Clay County Extension Office at 828-389-6305 to register, or MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Fruit Tree Workshop - Jackson CountyTue Mar 31, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Road, Sylva
— 3 days away
Fruit Tree Workshop - Swain CountyWed Apr 1, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 5 days away
Cloverbuds-presentationsWed Apr 1, 2015
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM— 5 days away
JAMThu Apr 2, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM— 6 days away
4-H Farmers Market BoothSat Apr 4 - Sat Apr 4, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
YLC-canceledSun Apr 5, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 1 week away
Conservation Field DaysWed Apr 8 - Thu Apr 9, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
JAMThu Apr 9, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM— 2 weeks away
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