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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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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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Solar panels

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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Leopold Education
Project: Educators Workshop

Leopold Education Project: Educators Workshop School Teachers, Camp Counselors, Extension Agents, Environmental Educators and anyone who wants to educate the next generation about conservation steward-ship and land ethics are encouraged to attend this workshop. The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum targeted for grades 6-12. The goal of the program is to create an ecologically literate citizenry. The LEP increases student’s awareness of the land, informs them of how to make responsible choices for our planet, while simultaneously teaching important social, collaborative and critical thinking skills. The LEP is unique in that it uses a classic environmental literary work, Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac”. TO REGISTER: Register by July 29, 2016 Cost: $20 Contact Rob Hawk @robert_hawk@ncsu.edu Swain County Cooperative Extension (828) 488-3848 LEP Brochure – August 2016 (pdf) Learn more about Leopold Education Project at: www.aldoleopold.org

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The Leopold Education Project (LEP)

Jackson and Swain counties have many wonderful natural attributes such as clean water, diverse forests, good bottomland soils for agriculture, fish and wildlife to harvest or enjoy. Our counties have produced many heroes MORE »

County SNAP Programs

As your Family and Consumer Science Agent at the Jackson County Extension Center, it has been my pleasure to present SNAP Ed programs to our Seniors and Pre-K groups throughout the county. MORE »

Service Minded

As I write you this month, my husband and I have just returned from Germany; where we had the opportunity to visit the US Army Base at Illesheim, Germany. Many of you MORE »

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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CloverbudsWed Jul 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM— 4 days away
Sewing Bee CampThu Jul 28, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 538 Scotts Creek Rd # 205, Sylva, NC 28779, United States
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Sewing BeeMon Aug 1, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Rd, Suite 205, Sylva, NC 28779
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Beginner Sewing CampWed Aug 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 538 Scotts Creek Rd # 205, Sylva, NC 28779, United States
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CloverbudsWed Aug 3, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM— 2 weeks away
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