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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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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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blueberries

Baking a Blue Ribbon
Winning Pie

Learn to make the perfect homemade pie crust and a variety of sweet and savory fillings, just in time for the Onslow County Fair. August 27, 2015         6pm-9pm Onslow County Extension Office Cost: $5.00 per participant Participants will learn tips and techniques to bake a perfect pie for your family and possibly a win a Blue Ribbon at the Onslow County Fair this Fall! Pre-register by August 24, 2015 Call (910) 455-5873 for more information

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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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painted rain barrel

Rain Barrels Are
Here. Order One Today!

The next rain barrel sale is planned for February 21, 2015.  These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch overflow outlet.  The cost is $50 for a "ready-made" unpainted barrel. Rain Barrel information handout: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Rainbarrels2.pdf Order form: http://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Rainbarrels2015-flyer-LH.pdf

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

County Fair Booth
Sign Ups Have Started!

The Onslow County Fair is scheduled for Monday, September 28th, through Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. Since there are a limited number of booths available, please let the office know by September 21, 2015 if your organization would like to reserve booth space.  Please note that spaces are filled on a “first call, first served” basis, and we have had several new groups inquire about the booths.  Space provided for the exhibit will be four feet deep by eight feet wide by three feet high(4'x8'x3'). Booth displays should be erected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30p.m. on Monday, September 28th, and should be removed on Monday, October 5th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. We are not responsible for any booths not dismantled by noon. Please contact Kate Holt or Debbie Goncalves (910) 455-5873 if you are interested in reserving a booth, or by mail: NCCES 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540, no later than September 21, 2015.  Please have your organization’s name, mailing address and the name of the contact person who is in charge of the booth when you register.

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2015 – Year of the Goat popular

The Goat (Chinese: 羊; pinyin: yáng) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat starts MORE » – from   Meatgoats

Split Nitrogen Applications in Wheat

Late January or early February is the ideal time to evaluate your wheat tiller density and apply additional nitrogen. Timely applications of nitrogen will help promote additional tillers if your wheat is small. MORE »

Cape Fear River Partnership video update

The Cape Fear River Partnership’s efforts to revitalize fisheries continues, as described in this update video.  The Cape Fear River is an important feature here in eastern NC.  It provides food, water, and MORE »

Rain Barrels!

The next rain barrel sale is planned for February 21, 2015.  These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch overflow outlet.  The cost is $50 for a “ready-made” MORE »

Avoid Soil Sample Fees.

Remember to submit your soil samples to NCDA, or drop them off at the Cooperative Extension Office, prior to November 21st to avoid the $4 per sample peak season MORE »

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EVENTS View All
ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSThu Aug 27, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 10 hours ago
Make a Perfect PieThu Aug 27, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 9 hours ago
Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do.Fri Aug 28, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 6 hours away
EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and PlanFri Aug 28, 2015 Today
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 7 hours away
EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and VegetablesFri Aug 28, 2015 Today
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 8 hours away
Farmers MarketSat Aug 29, 2015
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Onslow County Farmers' Market Inc, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— Tomorrow
ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSMon Aug 31 - Mon Aug 31, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 3 days away
Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do.Mon Aug 31, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away
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