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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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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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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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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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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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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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40 Gallon Challenge

Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day.  There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE » – from   Gardening

SUMMER BOOKLETS ARE NOW READY!!!

SUMMER BOOKLETS ARE NOW READY!!!!! Gates County 4-H will be partnering with the Gates County Community Center for our Summer Jams program. Youth will enjoy a fun filled summer with hands on activities. MORE »

4-H Dog Club Meeting

Are you interested in learning all about dogs? Well if so this is the club for you. Click on the flyer to find out more information about the 4-H Dog club. Dog_Club MORE »

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Agri-Pride Simulator

Paul Smith, Gates County Ag Agent, has spent the last five years dreaming, planning, fundraising, negotiating, networking and tirelessly working to bring his dream of the Agri-Pride Simulator to fruition.  With the help MORE »

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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Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Sep 20, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 5 months away
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 5 months away
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 5 months away
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
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