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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

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 »

Buncombe County Strawberry Producers

Local farms where you can purchase strawberries. Some are U-Pick, some are farm stand so please call the individual farm for more information on days and times of operation. Buncombe County Strawberry MORE »

New Eating Smart Moving More Classes

New Eating Smart Moving More classes starting in June. Come, join Margaret Ruff, our Adult EFNEP Program Assistant, as she begins another enjoyable and informative round of nutrition classes. Free gifts, free food MORE »

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4-H Gingerbread House Entries DueThu Dec 4 - Thu Dec 4, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Buncombe County Extension Center
— 7 days away
Parents' Night OutFri Dec 5, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Buncombe Extension Center
— 1 week away
Commercial Pesticide School, Bryson CityWed Jan 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 2 months away
Commercial Pesticide School- Exam, Bryson CityThu Jan 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 2 months away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 5 months away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Apr 15, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 5 months away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 7 months away
Commercial Pesticide ExamWed Jul 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM— 7 months away
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