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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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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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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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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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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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How Not to Make an Emergency Plan

Some of FEMA’s best disaster education efforts revolve around not planning!  Take time to review these tongue in cheek PSA’s and then Don’t Wait.  Communicate.  Make Your Emergency Plan Today.  Seat of Your MORE » – from   Healthy Homes

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Protect your Backyard Chickens popular

Avian Infuenza is a virus transmitted by migrating birds, here is some background information and tips for protecting your flock during the fall migration (September and October). History Dec 2014 – First case in MORE » – from   Gardening

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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ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSThu Sep 3, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 10 hours ago
Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do.Fri Sep 4, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 5 hours away
EFNEP: 9-12 Month Advanced Baby Class/Fix it Fast and PlanFri Sep 4, 2015 Today
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 6 hours away
EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby/Fix it Fast and PlanFri Sep 4, 2015 Today
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 7 hours away
Farmers MarketSat Sep 5, 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 Sep 7 - Mon Sep 7, 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 Sep 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away
EFNEP: 9-12 Month Advanced Baby Class/Fix it Fast and PlanMon Sep 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away
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