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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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Onslow County Farm to Fork 2018

The Onslow County Cooperative Extension and Onslow County Farm Bureau are hosting their annual Farm to Fork lunch. We …

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Wooly Frogs Mouth Alert!

NCDA&CS has identified Wooly Frogs Mouth in a Pender County pond. This is the first identification of this aquatic …

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Pruning Crape Myrtles 

Late winter (February to March) is a good time to prune many trees and shrubs in eastern North Carolina …

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January Tips and Tasks

Lawns Don’t apply fertilizers to dormant lawns. Apply lime only if indicated by soil test results. Centipede naturally likes a lower …

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Discovery Garden Update

The Master Gardener Volunteers have been busy working on finalizing landscape plans for the various parts of the Discovery …

Winter Weather Forecast

While no one can predict the weather with absolute certainty, the State Climate Office of North Carolina puts a …

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2018 Coastal Chicken Project

If you are interested in participating in the 2018 Coastal Plains Chicken Project, please refer to the link below. Coastal …

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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

5 days ago

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18
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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …

1/17/18

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

9/6/17

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.