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45 Government Complex Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA 45 Government Complex Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA Columbus County Center 2 days away
Description:

To: Farmers and Interested Persons

From: Lydia Miles, Field Crops Extension Agent

Re: Private Applicators Re-certification

Once again it is private applicators re-certification time. If your private pesticide license expires on December 31, 2019 you must be re-certified by September 30, 2019. If you allow your license to expire the only way you can be re-certified is to take a written examination given by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. I want to encourage you to attend one “V” and one “X” training to prevent your license from expiring. Because of new rule changes made by NCDA&CS that went into effect on October 1, 2002, you will be required to obtain an extra 2 hours of credit for re-certification besides the regular 2 hours safety credit that you normally receive every 3 years. You will have to attend 2 classes, the first is V (Safety) training and the second is X (Extended) training. Also, we have received several calls regarding soil Fumigation Training. We have scheduled one session for this on Thursday February 26th between 3:30-4:30 prior to the scheduled V training. Please attend one class from the V and X sections below. Re-certification dates and times are listed below. Please do not hesitate to call me at 640-6606 if you have any questions regarding your license.

Re-certification Dates 2019

V Training (Safety)

V- Tuesday, February 19th NC Cooperative Extension 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

V- Tuesday, February 26th NC Cooperative Extension 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

V- Wednesday, March 6th NC Cooperative Extension 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

X Training (Extended)

X- Thursday, February 21st NC Cooperative Extension 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

X- Thursday, February 28th NC Cooperative Extension 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

X- Thursday, March 7th NC Cooperative Extension 5:00 PM – 7:00PM

S & Z(SF) Training (Soil Fumigation)

S & Z(SF)- Thursday, February 26th NC Cooperative Extension 3:30 PM – 4:30PM

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Lydia Miles at 910-640-6606 no later than five business days before the event.

Feb 21 Thu
2 days away
Description: Woodland Stewards: A regional Extension program for landowners.


Getting to know your woodlands: A primer for beginners

Join other woodland landowners through out the region to learn about how you can take better care of your woodlands. This is a regional Extension course being offered in 5 sessions.  The first four sessions are webinars hosted by your local Extension center on Thursdays from 7-9 PM from February 21, 2019 to March 14, 2019. 

February 21, 2019: 7-9 PM   Getting to know your Woodlands, learn how natural and human forests have shaped the forest in this region and the importance of this knowledge when developing management plans and practices on their forests.

February 28, 2019: 7-9 PM Managing your Woodlands, learn about the basics of pine and hardwood management with tips on managing for the future.

March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019: 7-9 PM  Wildlife and Woodlands, learn about wildlife and your woodlands with a focus on wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.

An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Gates – https://gates.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett – https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Feb 21 Thu
45 Government Complex Rd, Suite A, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA 45 Government Complex Rd, Suite A, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA Columbus County Center 2 days away
Description:

Industrial Hemp Information Session
Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Columbus County Center
45 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC

Space is limited! Please call Lydia at 910-640-6605 before 2/20/2019 to register to attend.

Agenda

9:00-Welcome
Lydia Miles, Extension Row Crops Agent, Columbus County Center
9:10-Applying to the Hemp Pilot Program, Compliance, and THC field testing
Director Phil Wilson with the NCDA
9:55- Hemp research- Growing for CBD
Dr. Keith Edmisten
10:30- Hemp research- Growing for Fiber and Grain
Dr. Angela Post
11:00 Pests and Diseases of Hemp
Dr. Lindsey Thiessen
11:20 Grower and Processor Q&A
Chase Werner- Triangle Hemp
Blake Butler- North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association
Michael Long- Renaissance Fiber
Calvin Whitfield- SourceHemp
Franny Tacy- Franny’s Farm
Zach Mountford- Hempleton
Joshua Mays- Criticality

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Lydia Miles at 910-640-6605 or lydia_miles@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.

Feb 22 Fri
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Columbus County Center 2 days away
Description:

TO: Farmers and Interested Persons

FROM: Lydia Miles, Field Crops Agent

Re: Auxin Herbicide/ Steward Training

I am sure you know XtendiMax and Engenia recently received federal registration for use on Xtend cotton and soybean. In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered with in a state before it can be sold. Several states, including North Carolina, have decided to go the route of a state SLN label. That allows us to require some things in addition to what is on the federal label. Several states, NC included, will require applicator training. North Carolina’s SLN label states the following: The producer, certified applicator, or person responsible for the application of this product on cotton or soybeans, in crop, must attend Auxin Herbicides- Best Management Practices training that is approved by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. In other words, training is mandatory if one wants to use the products.

NCDA is providing an Area Training. It will be held on February 22, 2018 at 11:00am at the Robeson County Extension Center, 455 Caton Rd. Lumberton NC. Registration is required.

This stewardship training opportunity for cotton and soybean growers who are interested in using these products. If you would like to attend please contact Mac Malloy and RSVP at 910-671-3276 by February 19, 2019. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Mac Malloy at 910-671-3276.

Feb 22 Fri
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360 Columbus County Center 6 days away
Description:

Have heard about the new set of Federal food safety regulations and that small farms are exempt from this law? Come get the facts about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)'s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and learn how the practices in the rule are relevant to small farms and how your farm may be impacted by the PSR. As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA developed “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption”, commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The goal for this Rule is to minimize the risks for consumers of eating raw fruit and vegetables that could be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasitic organisms that cause food borne illness. The Produce Safety Rule targets produce (fruits and vegetables) that are usually eaten raw. The intent of this workshop is to help you understand where your farm may falls under this regulation and learn about food safety practices that are relevant to small, diversified farms in NC. Farm inspections are expected to start in the Spring of 2019 and even though most small and medium scale farms may be not covered or qualified exempt from some of the stipulations of the Rule all produce growers have the responsibility to grow, pack and hold produce following safe practices. Come learn with us!

Dinner will begin around 6:00 pm and the program will start around 6:30 pm.

Please register for the event at: docs.google.com/forms/d/1-wKLNztGfmnrOibJXPCTdic6rhNgpwMAS34pkfdJvHM/edit

Dr. Chip Simmons is an Area Specialized Agent for food safety serving eastern NC. His background is in environmental/public health microbiology and food safety. He is a lead trainer for both the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) curriculum as well as the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum, the two training curricula currently approved for meeting the requirements for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and the Food Safety Preventive Controls Rule, respectively. He grew up on a farm in eastern NC and the focus of his efforts are to promote food safety on produce farms by helping growers understand and prepare for FSMA implementation as well as to assist growers in meeting their buyer requirements.

Feb 25 Mon
45 Government Complex Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA 45 Government Complex Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA Columbus County Center 7 days away
Description:

To: Farmers and Interested Persons

From: Lydia Miles, Field Crops Extension Agent

We have received several calls regarding Soil Fumigation Training. We have scheduled one session for this on Thursday February 26th between 3:30-4:30 prior to the scheduled V training. Please do not hesitate to call me at 640-6606 if you have any questions regarding your license.

S & Z(SF) Training (Soil Fumigation) S & Z(SF)- Thursday, February 26th NC Cooperative Extension 3:30 PM – 4:30PM

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Lydia Miles at 910-640-6606 no later than five business days before the event.

Feb 26 Tue