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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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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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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 »

Basics of Business Planning Workshop

Learn the basics of business planning for your farm operation in this two hour workshop. We will discuss what makes up a business plan and how to create on that is an effective MORE »

May Herb Club-Hop N Blueberry Farm

This month’s meeting will take place at Hop’n Blueberry Farm in Black Mountain. Van Burnette has offered to host our meeting where we will discuss production of ramps, hops, goldenseal, and several woodland MORE »

4-H summer Programs

2014 Madison County 4-H Summer Camps Rise & Shine Cloverbud 4-H Camp: June 16-19, 2014 (ages 5-8, 9am-noon)  $25.00 Do you like games, friends, crafts, songs and more?! If so, please come join 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 »

Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less

Three month weight loss program held at the Madison County Extension Center. Contact Sue Estridge for more info at 828-649-2411 or MORE »

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IPM SymposiumWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The NC Arboretum, 100 Fredrick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville, NC
— 4 weeks away
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