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Leopold Educators

LEP Educators Workshop is for School Teachers, Camp Counselors, Extension Agents, Environmental Educators and anyone who wants to educate the next generation about conservation steward-ship and land ethics.


Leopold Educators

LEP Educators Workshop is for School Teachers, Camp Counselors, Extension Agents, Environmental Educators and anyone who wants to educate the next generation about conservation steward-ship and land ethics.

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Mountain Youth Talent

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.

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.

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

Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences

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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Sweet Potato weevil quarantine map_05_11_15

Sweet Potato Weevil Quarantine Zones

On May 11, 2015, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division sent out a memorandum to all North Carolina Growers/Packers/Shippers of sweet potatoes. “The planting season for the MORE » – from   Local Food

4-H Presenters - May 2015

4-H Presentations

Public speaking is considered an important professional skill. Public speaking is also ranked as a high anxiety experience for many people. How can we close this gap? Practice, practice, practice. In the book MORE »


4-H Summer 2015 Programs

Check out all the 4-H summer programs in the new 4-H Summer 2015 brochure. All regular club programs will continue throughout the summer at their regular time. You'll find something fun MORE »

USDA/NIFA Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and New Farmers

Below are two useful websites curated by the USDA. Information is provided from the USDA Small Farms Program. Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=small-midsized-farmer-resources.xml “Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American MORE » – from   Local Food


Moss – To Keep or Not to Keep?

Moss – To Keep or Not to Keep? Every year, homeowners inquire what control options are effective in removing moss from their yard. The answer is not so simple and requires careful consideration.  MORE »


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 »

Bunches of carrots and radishes at a farmers market

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


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 »


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 »


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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CloverbudsWed Jun 3, 2015
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM— 5 days away
Spring Into SummerFri Jun 5 - Fri Jun 5, 2015 - ALL DAY— 6 days away
4-H Farmers Market BoothSat Jun 6 - Sat Jun 6, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
YLCSun Jun 7, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 1 week away
JAM Advisory CnclTue Jun 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM— 2 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopFri Jun 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Holmes Educational State Forest, 1299 Crab Creek Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, United States
— 2 weeks away
Golden Threads Fundraiser-JAMSun Jun 14, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Folkmoot USA, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville, NC 28786, United States
— 2 weeks away
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