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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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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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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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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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Canning Season Has Arrived!!

It’s that time of year again! Time to dust off the canner and collect all the empty jars because it is canning season. Canning is a great way to enjoy fresh and healthful MORE »

Strawberry farmer interview

Views from the Field

The video series “Views from the Field” interviews three different strawberry growers in North Carolina who have experience using soil management practices like crop rotation, cover crops and compost to improve soil health.  MORE » – from   Strawberry Growers Information

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Meet the Tomato Bug! popular

I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

The native Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa) is a showstopper in bloom in the pollinator garden!

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday June 10 popular

Wednesday June 10 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Get out of Debt with PowerPay

Ready for less debt, fewer money worries, more cash and more living? If you are ready, PowerPay can help. PowerPay is a debt-reduction computer program that is easy to use, understand and follow. MORE »

Peaches

North Carolina Peach Festival

On your mark, get set, Go! Get your recipes ready, the NC Peach Festival is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for July 18th and join the town of Candor at this MORE »

Extension Living Well Month

“On February 28, 2005 the US Senate passed a Senate resolution, recognizing Extension Living Well Week. Living Well Week was developed to encourage all Americans to improve their health and well-being by taking MORE »

NEW SNAP-Ed Nutrition Programs!!

Some great changes are occurring within NC Cooperative Extension this year! Some of these changes have influenced nutrition programming right here in Montgomery County. With new Snap-Ed programming being released through NC A&T MORE »

NC Safe Plates: Food Safety Manager Certification Course

The Montgomery County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will offer NC Safe Plates – Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in MORE »

2014 Montgomery County 4-H Greenery Sale

This Holiday Season Montgomery County 4-H is selling Christmas Greenery! We will be selling Fresh Frasier Firs that will be coming to us from the North Carolina Mountains. We will have two different MORE »

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Eat Smart Live StrongWed Jul 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Abner Macedonia Methodist Church
— Tomorrow
Farmer's MarketThu Jul 2, 2015
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
Downtown Troy behind in the Cashpoints parking lot
— 2 days away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - PiedmontTue Jul 7 - Fri Jul 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheboro, NC, USA
— 7 days away
Using Fresh ProduceThu Jul 9, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Troy Montgomery Senior Center, Park Road, Troy, NC 27371, United States
— 1 week away
Farmer's MarketThu Jul 9, 2015
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
Downtown Troy behind in the Cashpoints parking lot
— 1 week away
Montgomery County 4-H Equine Club Monthly MeetingSun Jul 12, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Forks of the Little River Baptist Church
— 2 weeks away
Creative Hands 4-H Club Monthly MeetingMon Jul 13, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
4-H Office (203 West Main Street, Troy, NC
— 2 weeks away
Rockin Clovers 4-H Club Monthly MeetingTue Jul 14, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
4-H Office, 203 West Main Street, Troy NC 27371
— 2 weeks away
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