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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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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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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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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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Don't Forget to Honor
Your Volunteers

Are you looking for a way to recognize your volunteers for their service to your organization/agency?Volunteers enrich our lives.  They make contributions of their time, talents and skills.  The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Recognition Program is coming up.  Awards will be given to all nominees submitted and the top winners will receive a plaque. Nominee categories are: Individual; Family; Group/Team; Youth; Senior; Perseverance in Volunteerism; National Service Volunteer; Outstanding Mentor; Disaster Volunteerism; Faith-Based Volunteer; Corporate Volunteerism; Lifetime Achievement; and Non-Volunteer Service Category-Director of Volunteers.  Additionally, The “Kay Thomas Award” will be presented to a volunteer who made special contributions to several local organizations or agencies in memory of one of Hoke County’s most contributing volunteers. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on November 25, 2013.  Nominations received after this date will not be considered.  Nomination packets can be printed by clicking the link below or picked up at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Hoke County Center, located at 116 West Prospect Avenue in Raeford.    If you have any questions please call us at 875-3461.Click here for nomination materials.

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Should You Spray for Hessian Fly? popular

Around this time of the year, Hessian fly adults are definitely active.  Many growers spraying herbicide are wondering if they will get a return on investment tank mixing with an insecticide- something I’ve MORE » – from   Entomology

NCC Conducting STAX/Farm Bill Workshops

NCC Conducting STAX/Farm Bill Workshops October 6, 2014 Contact: T. Cotton Nelson or Marjory Walker (901) 274-9030 MEMPHIS — The National Cotton Council (NCC) has scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt MORE » – from   Cotton

Flu Season

Flu season is here. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays and even deaths in the United States each year. I’m sure Ebola is the MORE »

Parenting Is a Must

Parents are needed more than our children are willing to admit. We can play an irreplaceable role in their lives. This vital relationship positively impacts a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We MORE »

Free Pesticide Collection Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll be interested in the Hoke County Pesticide Collection Day on MORE »

Parents As Teachers

This year, NC Cooperative Extension is celebrating 100 years of providing the citizens of NC with information based on scientific research that helped them to improve their lives. NC Cooperative Extension has worked MORE »

Certified Safe Farm

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries in the world. Working with heavy equipment, live animals, and various other tasks around the farm create ample opportunities for accidents to occur. Farm workers are MORE »

Teach Children to be Respectful

We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful. Respect is MORE »

Caring for Damaged Centipede Lawns

Many centipede lawns in southeastern North Carolina have suffered serious damage this past winter due to cold injury. These damaged lawns contain large areas of dead grass that never greened up this spring MORE »

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Family and Consumer Sciences Program Advisory CommittteeMon Dec 1, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376
— 3 days away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - PiedmontTue Jul 7 - Fri Jul 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheboro, NC, USA
— 7 months away
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