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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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Aerial of tractor spraying fields at Lake Wheeler farms.

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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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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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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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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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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October Community Events

Check out the upcoming community events in Nash County and the surrounding area. Many of the events are free or low-cost! Community Events- Oct. MORE »

2017 Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School

Nash, Franklin, Vance, Warren, and Wake Counties will be collaborating to offer the Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School in 2017.  The NC Farm School program offers eight business-planning seminars taught by extension specialist, agents, and experienced farmers MORE »

Fall 2016 Community Development Newsletter

This newsletter highlights many upcoming events in Nash County including: 2016 Community & Rural Development Banquet A Day in the Arboretum Monster Dash Twin Counties Walk and more! Fall 2016 CRD MORE »

September Community Events

Check out the upcoming community events in Nash County and the surrounding area. Many of the events are free or low-cost! Community Events Sept. MORE »

Nash County Nickels for Know-How Referendum

The Nash County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Room 102 at the Nash County Extension Office located in the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville MORE »

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

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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2016 Annual Community & Rural Development BanquetSat Nov 12, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Nash County Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville, NC
— 1 month away
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