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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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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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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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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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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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Join Madison County
4-H!

Interested in joining Madison County 4-H? We have many opportunities for youth ages 5-19. Clubs, special events, presentations, project records, community service, friends, and fun are just the icing on the cake. Please call Eve Kindley or Vickie Burick at (828) 649-2411 to learn how you can be part of this great organization. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

Madison County Cooperative Extension will host a Shiitake Mushroom Innoculation Workshop on March 28, 2015 from 9:00am til 12:00pm. The cost is $15.00. This class is limited to 25 participants. Each participant will MORE »

BERRY/VEGETABLE ORDER

We are now taking orders for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and asparagus. Quantities are limited so order early.2015 BERRY ORDER MORE »

Sales Tax Exemption Changes

There are some upcoming changes to sales tax exemption regulation for farmers. Most farmers currently hold an “Agriculture Exemption” certificate from the NC Department of Revenue (NC DOR) that exempts them from paying MORE »

Downy Mildew Reported

From Dr. Quesada: Cucurbit downy mildew was reported today (June 9, 2014) in a commercial cucumber field in Duplin County, North Carolina and confirmed by the Quesada Lab at NC State University. All MORE »

Barns of Madison County

Did you know that there are over 10,000 barns in Madison County?  When considering the fact that farming was the number one industry in Madison County for the majority of it’s history, it MORE »

Mars Hill Elementary Community Garden

Madison Parks and Recreation, Mars Hill Elementary, and Cooperative Extension partnered to build a community garden in the old stadium seating behind the school. Students from the elementary school and volunteers grow vegetables MORE »

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Try 4-H

Madison County 4-H… making the best better! Hey Kids…looking for something fun to do? Try 4-H…there are loads of ways to get involved. Madison County 4-H serves youth ages 5-18 through clubs, special MORE »

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EVENTS View All
NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 3 days away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Jan 30, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 days away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Feb 6, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 2 weeks away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Feb 13, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Feb 20, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
WNC Turfgrass ConferenceTue Mar 24, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
WNC Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732, United States
— 2 months away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 3 months away
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