February 6, 2016

2016 Grain Production Meeting Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The 2016 Grain Production Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 4:00PM-6:00PM at the Vance County Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC).  A sponsored meal will be provided after presentation from NCSU Specialists. Register online HERE or by calling your local Extension Office by 5:00PM Wednesday, January 27 to reserve your […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board meeting Thursday February 4th, 2016

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 4th, 2 pm at the Farmers Market.

NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers affected by storm

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced that the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will activate its toll-free weather emergency hotline Friday to help farmers affected by the winter storm connect with resources. “Farmers who have an agricultural emergency can call 1-866-645-9403,” said Troxler. “We are ready to help connect farmers with local resources right […]

Vance County Cooperative Extension Updates

MASTER GARDENER SYMPOSIUM, MARCH 19 Make plans to attend the 3rd Annual Master Gardener Symposium on March 19th at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market. Advanced registration is required and all the details can be found at http://go.ncsu.edu. GARDEN PATH NEWSLETTER, DECEMBER EDITION Yes, I realize we are already in January, but the December edition […]

NCDA&CS to host fifth annual Food Business Conference in Greensboro April 5

Registration is open for the fifth annual Food Business Conference, which will be held April 5 in Greensboro. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host the conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Greensboro-High Point Airport Marriott. It is geared for people interested in expanding their food business in North […]

NC Cooperative Extension Garden Symposium to be held March 19th 2016

Ideas for smaller gardens will be featured in a “Backyard Gardening: Big Ideas for Smaller Gardens” symposium scheduled for March 19th by the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for Vance and Warren Counties. Will Hooker, NC State Emeritus Professor, Sculptor, Permaculture Designer, and Landscape Architect will be the keynote speaker during lunch. The symposium begins with […]

N.C. tobacco growers to vote on export assessment Jan. 27

Flue-cured tobacco growers in North Carolina will have a chance to vote Jan. 27 on whether to continue their self-assessment to support export promotion and expansion programs conducted by Tobacco Associates for the next three crop marketing years. The exact assessment will be approved by the N.C. Tobacco Associates Board of Directors, but the amount […]

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler releases ban on poultry shows and sales

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier than when the ban was set to expire. Troxler also released the registration requirements for small flock owners. “I promised at the beginning that we would review the ban in January, and now it […]

2016 Grain Production Meeting Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

The 2016 Grain Production Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 4:00PM-6:00PM at the Vance County Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC).  A sponsored meal will be provided after presentation from NCSU Specialists. Register online HERE or by calling your local Extension Office by 5:00PM Wednesday, January 27 to reserve your […]

NC Farm School: An educational value for new and transitioning farmers

NC Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the launch of the Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School for new and transitioning farmers in Franklin, Nash, Wake, and Warren Counties as well as surrounding areas!  The program was developed to provide a resource to the numerous people visiting the local Cooperative Extension offices seeking help to grow […]

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