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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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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Inclement Weather
closing

The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Office will open at 10 am on Tuesday March 18, 2014, due to inclement weather.

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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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Apple Dish Contest 2014

LINCOLN COUNTY APPLE FESTIVAL - The day of the Apple Festival is growing close.  September 20th will bring with it not only the crafts, information booths, and delicious foods, but also the annual Apple MORE »

Home Canning

August Food Preservation Class

Learn how to safely preserve foods at home with a class on basic water bath and pressure canning techniques and making jam. Melinda Houser, FCS Agent, will lead the class and students will MORE »

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High Tunnel Strawberry Field Day

Could you expand your growing season and your income with high tunnel strawberries?  Learn from the experts with NC Cooperative Extension about the newest resesearch on strawberries on April 15th from 9am to MORE »

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2014 NC ECA High School Scholarships

Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. – ECA – is offering a $1,000 scholarship to High School seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the Guidance MORE »

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2014 Plant Sale Orders

The annual plant sale is now in progress.  We’re offering blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and figs this year.  Complete the order form and send your payment to NC Cooperative Extension – Lincoln County Center MORE »

shiitake

Shiitake Mushroom Workshops for 2014

Are you interested in growing your own shiitake mushrooms to enjoy or to sell?  The Extension shiitake workshops are just around the corner.  Take a look at the brochure and schedule of classes.  MORE »

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4-H Simply Sewing Beginner BasicsThu Jul 31, 2014 Today
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC, United States
— 9 hours ago
Sew Much Fun - IntermediateThu Jul 31, 2014 Today
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC, United States
— 5 hours ago
4-H Simply Sewing Beginner BasicsFri Aug 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC, United States
— 15 hours away
Sew Much Fun - IntermediateFri Aug 1, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC, United States
— 19 hours away
4-H Mini SocietyMon Aug 4, 2014 @ 9:00 AM -
Fri Aug 8, 2014 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Gaston County
— 4 days away
4-H CelebrationFri Aug 8, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 week away
4-H Animal ScienceTue Aug 19, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
115 W. Main Street, James W. Warren Citizen Center, Lincolnton
— 3 weeks away
4-H Volunteer Leaders TrainingMon Aug 25, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 4 weeks away
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