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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extension Master Gardeners Make the World Better

Check out this 10 minute radio segment about the Extension Master Gardener program on Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers the radio show produced by NC Extension Master Gardeners in Durham County GettingDirtyRadioShow.org MORE » – from   Gardening

2015 Summer Jam

Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer?  Come join Gates County 4-H and the Community Center for fun-filled days.  Also Jackie Bundy will offer swimming and horse camps. 2015 MORE »

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Dig it! The Secrets of Soil! popular

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil May 16–August 16, 2015 There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about MORE » – from   Gardening

Northeast District Teen Retreat

March 13th, 14th, and 15th the Northeast District 4-H held their Teen Retreat in Beaufort county. With over 220 youth and adults in attendance it was the largest teen retreat in the history MORE »

Buckeye Discoveries Update

Good news!  Buckeye Discoveries, the online horticulture article by Gates County Extension Master Gardener, Cynthia Wagoner, is updated and available online at:  http://gates.ces.ncsu.edu/buckeyediscoveries/  This month’s feature = Making The Right Cut – How to MORE »

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Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - CoastalMon Jun 15 - Thu Jun 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
New Bern, NC, USA
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener Applications AcceptedWed Jul 1 - Wed Jul 1, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Sep 15, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 4 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Sep 22, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 4 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Sep 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 4 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 6, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 4 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 4 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 20, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 5 months away
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