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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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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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shrimp preparation for sensory panel tests

Food Science
Extension

The NC State University Department of Food Science's extension group is dedicated to improving the lives of NC citizens through research, extension education and outreach regarding food, food safety and food processing. With seven pilot plants and partnerships with NC State's Center of Marine Sciences and Technology and the new NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute, Food Science Extension Specialists provide assistance in the areas of Dairy (Ice Cream), Entrepreneurs, Food Safety Certification, HACCP, and Seafood.

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE » – from   Gardening

AG-790  Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE » – from   Gardening

Hall of Fame Award

Please nominate a person or business for our annual Hall of Fame Award.  The Hall of Fame Nomination forms are due each year, by October 18th. See below attachments for instructions and nomination MORE »

4-H Livestock News

Recently 2 youth from Columbus County were selected to attend the North Carolina Youth Beef Industry Tour. Click here to learn more. Youth Cattle MORE »

4-H Newsletter

Are you tired of hearing your children and grandchildren say: “I’m bored”? Are you looking for something educational for them to get involved in this summer? Then check out our Newsletter by clicking MORE »

Bagworm Control

Bagworm Control Over the last few weeks I have received several calls about little brown balls or bags hanging from the branches of Leyland cypress, juniper, and arborvitae in our area. Sometimes these MORE »

Dogwood Problems in Columbus County

Over the last two weeks I have received numerous calls concerning “Dogwood Problems”.  Dogwoods are great trees however from time to time they become susceptible to diseases depending on weather conditions.  A disease MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Beekeeping MeetingThu Nov 13, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 weeks away
Farm City Week Dinner at Whiteville High School Cafeteria, Admission by ticket (pick up at Cooperative Extension Office) will be limited to 175 participants on a first come basisTue Nov 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Whiteville High School Cafeteria, 413 North Lee Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 weeks away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Dec 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Jan 8, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 4 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Mar 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 5 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Apr 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 5 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu May 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 7 months away
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