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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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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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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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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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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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FarmTransition

Farm Transition Workshop – February 19

Chowan County Cooperative Extension and The University of Mount Olive Agribusiness Center present Farm Transition Planning: Strategies and Solutions Friday, February 19, 2016 Chowan County Cooperative Extension Center 730 North Granville Street – MORE »

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Forestry Meeting – February 11 popular

**Pre-registration is required, call 357-1400 by February 8th.** The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Centers of Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans Counties will offer a workshop for forest landowners on February 11th, 6:00 – 8:00pm at Merchant’s Millpond Visitors MORE »

Ag Production – Winter Meetings

  **Pre-Registration is required for the following programs. Register by calling the Gates County Extension Center, 357-1400.** Pesticide credits and sponsored meal available at each. Gates – Soybean Meeting January 27, 2016 12 noon at Merchants Millpond Visitors MORE »

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Commercial Horticulture – Winter Meetings popular

January 27 – Commercial Vegetable Meeting, 10:30am-1:00pm, Nixon’s Catering, Edenton. **Call 357-1400 to register by January 22.** Vegetable Crop Fumigation – Victor Lilley, TriEst Ag Cucurbit Disease Management Update – Allan Thornton, NCSU MORE »

Painting Party with Gates County 4-H

Gates County 4-H will be conducting workshops January 19th and 20th. On January 19th we will be doing arts and crafts.  On January 20th the youth will be taking a trip to Roanoke Rapids MORE »

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Look Who Came to Breakfast! popular

I woke up to find this guy in the front yard gorging on persimmons. Cute though he is, I was discouraged to see he had already eaten several persimmons and taken bites out MORE » – from   Gardening

2015 NC State Poinsettia-Sale

Poinsettia Sale, Dec 10-12

This year the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association will be selling poinsettias at the JC Raulston Arboretum/Horticultural Field Labs, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh Thursday, Dec 10th, 11 am – 5 pm, Friday, Dec 11th, 11 MORE » – from   Gardening

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Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture “Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table” Mike Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Mike Parker is an MORE » – from   Gardening

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Congratulations Gates County 4-H

“Oh…. the Places You Will GrOw with 4-H!” is the theme of the 1st place winning Gates County 4-H NC State Fair Booth.  The NC State Fair began October 15, 2015 and goes MORE »

Become A Master Gardener!

Applications for the 2015 Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County Extension Master Gardener Program will be accepted beginning July 1. Training begins September 15 and continues every Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm for 14 MORE » – from   Chowan County Center

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Gates Corn MeetingWed Feb 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Merchants Millpond State Park, 176 Mill Pond Rd, Gatesville, NC 27938, United States
— 4 days away
Forestry MeetingThu Feb 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Merchants Millpond State Park Visitors Center, 176 Mill Pond Rd, Gatesville, NC 27938
— 5 days away
Respirator Fit-Test/Medical Clearance EventFri Feb 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
Crossroads Fire Dept, 105 Center Hill Hwy, Tyner
— 6 days away
PGCMA and Peanut Market OutlookMon Feb 15, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Chowan Cooperative Extension
— 1 week away
Cotton Meeting - Chowan/Gates/PerquimansTue Feb 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Leon Nixon's Catering
— 1 week away
Albemarle Area Landscape SchoolWed Feb 17, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
1209 McPherson St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, USA
— 2 weeks away
Farm Transition Planning WorkshopFri Feb 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Chowan County Extension Office, 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932
— 2 weeks away
Northeast Ag Expo Small Grain Field DayThu Feb 25, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
D & S Farms, 3037 West Main St Extended, Elizabeth City
— 3 weeks away
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