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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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Agritourism and Direct Marketing Workhop

Join us on Monday, May 23 in Jackson County for an Agritourism and Direct Marketing Workshop for farmers interested in building their customer base and connecting with their MORE »

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NC Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

NC Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training will be held at the Jackson County Extension Office in Sylva on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 6-9:00pm. For more information please contact Robert J. Hawk at MORE »

Food For Thought

As a former student of Jackson County Public Schools, I remember the best homemade soup and peanut butter sandwiches for lunch on Fridays if I am not mistaken. What happened to the peanut MORE »

Whole Grains

Guidelines to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Two weeks ago I had my knee repaired for a torn meniscus so I had plenty of time to read, reflect, and watch television. Do you remember watching programs that featured various MORE »

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Organic Pest Management Seminar - SwainFri May 27, 2016 Today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 6 hours ago
County Presentations Day-canceledFri May 27, 2016 Today
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
TBD
— 27 minutes away
Youth Leadership Council-no mtgSun May 29, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 2 days away
HOLIDAYMon May 30 - Mon May 30, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 days away
Sewing BeeMon May 30, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Rd, Suite 205, Sylva, NC 28779
— 3 days away
Deadline 4-H Summer Activities RegistrationWed Jun 1 - Wed Jun 1, 2016 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Cloverbuds-FranceWed Jun 1, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Jackson County 4-H, 538 Scotts Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779
— 5 days away
Western North Carolina Sustainable Forestry ConferenceThu Jun 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Lake Logan Episcopal Center, 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln, Canton, NC 28716, United States
— 6 days away
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