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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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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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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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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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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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4-H Newsletter, Fall 2016

Are you curious what’s going on in 4-H?  Check out our newsletter for highlights from the summer and upcoming fall events!!! 4-H Fall Newsletter MORE »

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Fun with Muscadines for the Whole Family popular

I hope that these recent weeks have found you enjoying the brimming bounty, the juicy delight, the healthful wonder of the muscadine grape! Whether you eat the seeds or spit them, or crunch MORE » – from   Gardening

Soybean Rust Update popular

Sept. 23, 2016 from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Although Asiatic Soybean Rust may be moving up the Mississippi River valley pretty rapidly, it seems MORE » – from   Integrated Pest Management

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Watch Out Cicadas!

For the past month or so you may have noticed a rather large and ominous insect buzzing about your home landscape. What you have probably encountered is the cicada killer wasp. Now, in MORE »

Nickels for Know-How Referendum is Nov. 1st

The Nickels referendum is being held on Tuesday, November 1st to let users of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since MORE »

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Edgecombe Mutual Livestock Show Entry Forms

Attention Livestock Exhibitors!  The Edgecombe Mutual Livestock Show will take place September 9-10, and the entry forms are now online!  All entry forms and fees are due to the Extension Office, Attn: Livestock Program, MORE »

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Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

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4-H Summer Update

Are you curious what our 4-H’ers have been up to this summer?  Check out the 4-H June update for a collage of all the exciting 4-H activities that we’ve hosted in the last few weeks!!! MORE »

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4-H’ers Earn Junior Park Ranger Badges

In celebration of the NC State Parks’ 100th anniversary, a group of Edgecombe County 4-H’ers traveled to Merchants Millpond State Park for a fun day of hands-on exploration.  These youth experienced the Park via MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early ChildhoodMon Oct 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Imagination Station Science & History Museum, 224 E. Nash St., Wilson, NC 27893, United States
— 2 days away
Edgecombe Master Gardener's MeetingTue Oct 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Extension Lab
— 1 week away
Edgecombe Master Gardener's MeetingTue Oct 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Extension Lab
— 1 week away
Coastal Plain Beekeepers MeetingTue Oct 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
— 2 weeks away
Coastal Plain Beekeepers MeetingTue Oct 18, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
— 2 weeks away
Coastal Plain Beekeepers MeetingTue Oct 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount, NC, United States (Arena)
— 2 weeks away
Coastal Plain Beekeepers MeetingTue Oct 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
— 2 weeks away
Nickels for Know How ReferendumTue Nov 1, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM— 1 month away
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