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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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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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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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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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It’s Swarm Season, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Q:  How many beekeepers does it take to capture a swarm of bees? A:  One… but someone has to call him/her. If you have encountered a swarm of bees and need to do something about MORE »

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Hands-On Food Preservation Classes 2016

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

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Cooking with Herbs

Join Melinda Houser and Tom Dyson as you learn to cook with herbs and create a container garden of herbs! The class will be held Wednesday, April 13 from 11:00 am-2:00pm in the MORE »

Insect and Weed Management in Row Crops

Herbicide resistant weeds found in our area are a real concern for agriculture in our area, and for the researchers at NC State University who are working to provide solutions to the situation. MORE »

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Lincoln County Farmers Market @ DSSThu May 5, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lincoln County Department Of Social Services, 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
— 10 hours away
Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Sat May 7, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 2 days away
Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Tue May 10, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 5 days away
4-H Sassy Stitches Sewing ClubTue May 10, 2016
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM— 6 days away
Lincoln County Farmers Market @ DSSThu May 12, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lincoln County Department Of Social Services, 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
— 1 week away
Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Sat May 14, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 1 week away
Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Tue May 17, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 2 weeks away
Lincoln County Farmers Market @ DSSThu May 19, 2016
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lincoln County Department Of Social Services, 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
— 2 weeks away
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