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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Rain Barrel
Availability

Has the gardener in the family been coveting a rain barrel? Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available. Each barrel comes complete with fittings and installation instructions. Barrels are available for $110 + tax, cash or check only. To purchase your barrel, come to the Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. To check availability call (828) 255-5522. We’ll be happy to hold your barrel for pick up. Check out the barrel on Rain Barrel USA.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug popular

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has been making it’s appearance in Buncombe County in recent weeks. Although it can be destructive on a number of crops, it usually establishes itself first in urban MORE »

Master Gardener Plant Sale October 4, 2014 popular

Make plans to visit the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Fall plant sale October 4th 9am – 1 PM rain or shine. Many quality plants from the gardens of our local Master Gardeners MORE »

Writing a Business Plan for Your Farm

Learn the basics of business planning for your farm operation in this two-hour workshop. We will discuss what makes up a business plan and how to create one that is an effective farm tool. MORE »

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Detected in NC

Dr. Lina M. Quesada-Ocampo, NCSU Pathologist, has reported that the first cucurbit downy mildew outbreak of the season has been detected in Duplin County, NC.  This was somewhat expected given the recent reports MORE »

2014 Food Preservation and Hands-On Classes

All canning classes will be taught by Cathy Hohenstein, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences. Please call the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center to register for any of these classes. 828-255-5522 2014 Food MORE »

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EVENTS View All
2015 AG Options Grant - Intent to Apply DeadlineFri Oct 24 - Fri Oct 24, 2014 - ALL DAY— 9 hours away
Retail Ready WorkshopMon Oct 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Mill Spring Ag Center, 156 School Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756
— 4 days away
GAP Training - 2 Part Fresh Produce Good Agriculture Practices WorkshopWed Nov 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Henderson County Cooperative Extension, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 2 weeks away
GAP Training - 2 Part Fresh Produce Good Agriculture Practices WorkshopWed Nov 19, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Henderson County Cooperative Extension, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 4 weeks away
2015 Ag Options Grant - Applications due/post markedFri Nov 21 - Fri Nov 21, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 weeks away
Commercial Pesticide School, Bryson CityWed Jan 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 3 months away
Commercial Pesticide School- Exam, Bryson CityThu Jan 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 3 months away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 6 months away
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