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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Daisy

Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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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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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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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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Improving Integrated Pest Management in Tobacco popular

Our laboratory has recently published a study which measured the differences between our current integrated pest management (IPM) recommendations for tobacco insect management and what growers actually do. This was the topic of Jeremy Slone’s MORE » – from   Entomology

Guidelines for Keeping Cotton Contamination-Free popular

Please see the bulletin (link below) from the National Cotton Council regarding practices for keeping harvested cotton contamination-free.  This is an important issue that could affect marketability of cotton.  Careful attention to these practices MORE » – from   Cotton

How does music benefit children?

You have probably heard your child humming or singing to himself. He may even make up his own songs and likes playing his imaginary guitar.  Young children are musically creative by nature!  They MORE »

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Everyone is exposed to stress during their lives but some are able to deal with it better than others.  We all know that being a parent is hard and not an easy job MORE »

Foodborne Illness popular

Spring is almost here! “Springtime” refers to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth.  Robin Williams wrote, Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”  With this season comes MORE »

Block Play popular

Do you remember when you were young and you had a set of wooden blocks to play with? Do you remember how you loved to build tall towers and other buildings with them? MORE »

Flu Season

Last week’s storm reminded us that it’s winter.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season occurs in the fall and winter, in the United States.  Seasonal flu activity MORE »

Children’s Needs Versus Wants

Children must learn to distinguish between needs and wants.  When they learn to do this, it becomes easier to budget money and they learn about priorities.  Everyone has the same basic needs but MORE »

Self-Control at an Early Age

Self-control is a skill that children need to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Developing self-control begins at birth and continues throughout our lives.  It is a skill that is critical to children’s school MORE »

Can We Adjust Our Attitude?

What is Attitude?  Attitude is a predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, object, person, or situation. Attitude starts with feelings and ends with action.  Your attitude MORE »

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EVENTS View All
FCS Specialized Committee MeetingMon Oct 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, Raeford, NC 28376, United States
— 3 days away
Master Gardener MeetingTue Oct 4, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 4 days away
Quilt Club MeetingTue Oct 4, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 5 days away
Sandhills Small Ruminant Association Meeting Thu Oct 6, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 7 days away
Hugs for HokeSat Oct 8, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM— 1 week away
Hot Shots MeetingThu Oct 13, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Quilt Club MeetingTue Oct 18, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Monster Club MeetingThu Oct 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 weeks away
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