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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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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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This Hay Directory is provided as a service to hay producers and buyers.  In order to be included in the next update of the Hay Directory, please complete this form.

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Cistern Bed Planting

I’d like to give a big shout out to the Master Gardener Volunteers!  They have put a lot of time and energy in the last two months in to planting the bed around MORE »

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Farm to Table: Fork2Farmer

Fork 2 Farmer Film Release Local foodies will be happy to learn that there’s two new Fork 2 Farmer films to watch set in North Carolina. Spring’s Lenoir County film features Vivian Howard, James MORE » – from   Tourism Extension

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Vegetables and Summer’s Heat

As temperatures rise, we start to see a common problem in the vegetable garden. You may notice that your plants are producing lots of flowers, but little to no fruit is being set, MORE »

The fruits of hard labor ripen on the vines of the Agroecology Education Farm.

Plan Now for Fall Harvest

The summer heat and humidity often cause our gardens to languish but it doesn’t need to be that way.  July and August are an excellent time to plant vegetables and herbs for harvest MORE »

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

Tales from the Clinic: popular

I have had several questions this month about lichens.  Lichen is a unique organism that is actually the result of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and either an alga or bacteria.  These MORE »

What’s that thing growing on my azalea?

This spring’s cool, wet weather has favored the growth of exobadium leaf galls.  Exobasidium is a fungus that is very common in early spring on azaleas (Exobasidium vaccinii) and camellia (Exobasidium camelliae).  The MORE »

Fire Blight

Fire blight is one of the most devastating and difficult to control diseases of fruit trees such as apple and pear.  Unfortunately, this spring’s wet, cool weather has been conducive to fire blight.  MORE »

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EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby/Shop for Value, Check the Facts/Healthy and StrongMon Jul 25, 2016 Today
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 12 hours ago
ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSMon Jul 25, 2016 Today
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 5 hours ago
EFNEP: Get the Best for Less/Shop for Value, Check the Facts/Healthy and StrongTue Jul 26, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 10 hours away
EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Shop for Value, Check the FactsTue Jul 26, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 11 hours away
EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby/Shop for Value, Check the Facts/Healthy and StrongTue Jul 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 12 hours away
Zumba Fitness ClassTue Jul 26, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 19 hours away
EFNEP: Get the Best for Less/Shop for Value, Check the Facts/Healthy and StrongWed Jul 27, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— Tomorrow
EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Shop for Value, Check the FactsWed Jul 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— Tomorrow
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