May 29, 2016

NCDA&CS conducts card-skimmer sweep in 12 counties

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors recently conducted a month long sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers. The inspectors found three skimming devices. The devices were found in Mecklenburg and Nash counties. Thieves can install credit […]

N.C. Pesticide Board announces 21 case settlements

The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for individuals in Beaufort, Buncombe, Caswell, Craven, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Henderson, Martin, Person, Union, Washington, Wayne and Yadkin counties and Lafayette, La. Penalties were assessed for instances of pesticide drift, sale and purchase of restricted-use pesticides, worker protection violations and for applying pesticides without […]

Now is the time to prepare your farm or agribusiness for hurricanes

Hardly a county in North Carolina can say it is immune from hurricane damage. From Ivan in the mountains, Hugo in the foothills, Fran in the Sandhills, and Isabel and Floyd in the East, hurricanes have cost lives and livelihoods in every region of the state. Scientists are predicting another active hurricane season in the […]

Vance County Farmers Market for May 14th and May 18th

Reminder – “At The Market” this Saturday, May 14th. You are invited to the Market! Our number of vendors has increased for Saturdays, so we have a larger selection for the customer! Come early to get the best selection.   VEGGIES & FRUIT: On Saturday: – Broccoli – Bok-Choy – Greens – Kale – Radicco […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates and Upcoming Events

MAY EDITION OF GARDEN PATH NEWSLETTER Check out the latest issue of our gardening newsletter, with lots of timely tips and interesting articles. Written and published by the Vance/Warren Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Download from this link.   VEGETABLE PEST UPDATE, JUNE 3, 11:30 AM, WARRENTONCome to a “lunch and learn” event, to be held […]

NC Cooperative Extension Upcoming Events and Updates

2016 4-H Summer Fun Schedule First paid, first reservedWeekly day camps have been planned for school-aged children from Vance County beginning June 20th.  Week 1 is “Vance County, Let’s Move!” Week.  Week 2 is “Kids in the Kitchen with EFNEP”Week 3 is “Wild Woods and Waters Week”Week 4 is “Little Green Thumbs”Week 5 is “Vance […]

Arson second-leading cause of wildfires in N.C.

Arson is the second-leading cause of wildfires in North Carolina over the past 10 years, the N.C. Forest Service says. From 2005 through 2014, North Carolina had 45,609 wildfires, of which 8,461, or 19 percent, were intentionally started. Arson trails only careless debris burning among the causes of wildland fires in the state. And with […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board Meeting May 5th, 2016

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will meet this Thursday, May  5th 2016, 2 pm at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC). The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Paul McKenzie at 252-438-8188 or

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

PASTURE PORKSHOP, MAY 25, WINSTON-SALEM A workshop for pastured pork producers, covering alternative feeds, meat quality, pricing, forages, and much more! Details here.   MONITOR TOMATOES/POTATOES FOR LATE BLIGHT Late blight was found on tomatoes in a home garden in SC around April 11. Growers in this area should begin monitoring for this disease. Here […]

NC Cooperative Extension: Late April Garden Updates

READY, SET, GROW! GARDENING IN RAISED BEDS/CONTAINERS On Saturday, April 30th, come to the Warren County Extension Center for “Ready,Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers.” This two hour workshop (9:30-11:30 am) will cover all the basics to start your gardening season off right. Registration is only $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Learn about […]