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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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Aerial of tractor spraying fields at Lake Wheeler farms.

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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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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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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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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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Soybean Rust Update popular

Sept. 23, 2016 from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Although Asiatic Soybean Rust may be moving up the Mississippi River valley pretty rapidly, it seems MORE » – from   Integrated Pest Management

Guidelines for Keeping Cotton Contamination-Free popular

Please see the bulletin (link below) from the National Cotton Council regarding practices for keeping harvested cotton contamination-free.  This is an important issue that could affect marketability of cotton.  Careful attention to these practices MORE » – from   Cotton

2016 Peanut Cooking Contest

A “Peanut Cooking Contest” is being held during the annual Dublin Peanut Festival on Saturday, September 17th, 2016.  To be eligible for competition, recipe and registration forms are due by September 13, 2016 MORE »

4-H Evaluates Summer Fun Classes and Camps 2016

We had a GREAT 2016 Summer Fun Programming Season with Bladen County 4-H! Each year we take great care in planning and providing fun, educational opportunities for youth in our county through Bladen MORE »

Clover Connection is HOT off the press!!! popular

The September-October edition of the Clover Connection, Bladen County 4-H’s primary news source, is NOW available!!! We have lots to celebrate from the summer and a busy fall to kick off this new 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

2016 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 »

4-H Clover Connection May and June

The May and June edition of Bladen County 4-H is ready for viewing. We are excited about our teen programs coming up this summer! Registration deadlines and announcements are in the newsletter. If MORE »

Clover Connection for March and April is READY

It’s almost SPRING and Bladen County 4-H is blossoming into 2016 with lots going on in March and April of 2016. You can perform for 4-H entertains, practice public speaking with 4-H presentations, MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Project Learning Tree K-8 Professional Development WorkshopThu Sep 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 22 hours away
NC Sweetpotato Field DayThu Sep 29, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Horticultural Crops Research, 2450 Faison Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328, USA
— Tomorrow
Green Team 4-H Club MeetingMon Oct 3, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Purdie Church, Tar Heel, NC 28392, United States
— 5 days away
NC Grape FestivalSat Oct 8, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Lu Mil Vineyard, 438 Suggs-Taylor Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 1 week away
Super Clover 4H Club MeetingMon Oct 10, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Wesley Chapel, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, United States
— 2 weeks away
Bladen Bullfrogs meetingThu Oct 20, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Friendship Baptist Church, 5879 Old Fayetteville Road, Garland, NC 28441, United States
— 3 weeks away
Down East 4-H Club meetingSun Oct 23, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
Tabernacle Holiness Church, 549 Youngstown Road, Riegelwood, NC 28456, United States
— 4 weeks away
Green Team 4-H Club MeetingMon Nov 7, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Purdie Church, Tar Heel, NC 28392, United States
— 1 month away
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