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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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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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Solar panels

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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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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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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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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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 »

Planting Cotton Late popular

The weather during our optimum planting period has not been real cooperative. Tomorrow (May 25) is the insurance cutoff for planting purposes. Cotton planted within 5 days after the final planting date will MORE » – from   Cotton

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 »

Bladen County Muscadine Growers Meeting

Bladen County Extension will be holding the Bladen County Muscadine Growers Meeting on March 8, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, located at 450 Smith Circle Dr. in MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Green Team 4-H Club MeetingMon Jun 6, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Purdie Church, Tar Heel, NC 28392, United States
— 1 week away
Women's Forestry 101 Workshop & Field DayTue Jun 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2324 Borough Rd, Currie, NC 28435, USA
— 2 weeks away
Super Clover 4H Club MeetingMon Jun 13, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Wesley Chapel, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, United States
— 2 weeks away
Bladen Bullfrogs meetingThu Jun 16, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Friendship Baptist Church, 5879 Old Fayetteville Road, Garland, NC 28441, United States
— 3 weeks away
STAR Artistic Expressions 4-H Club meetingMon Jun 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bladen County Senior Center, Elizabethtown, NC
— 3 weeks away
Down East 4-H Club meetingSun Jun 26, 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 Jul 4, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Purdie Church, Tar Heel, NC 28392, United States
— 1 month away
Super Clover 4H Club MeetingMon Jul 11, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Wesley Chapel, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, United States
— 1 month away
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