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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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Catfaced strawberry

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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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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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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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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2015 Favorite Peanut Recipe Contest

A “Peanut Cooking Contest” is being held during the annual Dublin Peanut Festival on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.  To be eligible for competition, recipe and registration forms are due by September 15, 2015 MORE »

2015 4-H Summer Fun

It’s that time of year – when children are out of school for the summer and parents are looking for productive learning activities that are fun for them to do! We have something MORE »

It’s HOT!!! Hot off the press Clover Connection

It’s HOT! The newest edition of the Clover Connection, Bladen County 4-H bi-monthly newsletter is ready! This month’s edition is filled with club news, celebrations, and opportunities. You can download your copy to MORE »

March-April Newsletter

The March -April 2015 edition of the 4-H Clover Connection is ready! Check it out. We have lots of events and activities coming up for you and your family to get involved in MORE »

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Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 2 weeks away
Dublin Peanut Festival Favorite Recipe ContestSat Sep 19, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Dublin Primary School, 7048 Albert Street, Dublin, NC 28332, United States
— 3 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopThu Sep 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 4 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopMon Feb 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301, United States
— 6 months away
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