March 5, 2015

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

The SNAP-EBT sign up event for farmers and farmers markets, originally scheduled for Thursday, 2/26, has been postponed due to weather. A new date will be set soon. Warren Sr Center garden workshop postponed. The event scheduled for Thursday, 2/26, 4 pm has been postponed due to weather. The new date is 3/4, 4 pm. […]

Food Business Conference in Burlington rescheduled for March 6, 2015

RALEIGH – Because of inclement weather, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has rescheduled its Food Business Conference in Burlington for March 6, 2015. The conference had been scheduled for Feb. 24. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alamance Cooperative Extension office, 209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Road […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

NEW DATE FOR VEGETABLE INSECT PEST CLASS Tonight’s class has been postponed due to the winter weather. The new date is Monday, March 16, noon (bring your lunch!). GOOD VIDEO ON APPLE TREE PRUNING This video provides excellent instruction on the correct way to prune an apple tree: http://video.ca.uky.edu/videos/video/492/ BERMUDAGRASS & HORSE MANURE, QUESTIONS FROM […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

GARDEN SYMPOSIUM, MAR 28, VANCE FARMERS MARKET We will have a Gardening Symposium on March 28th with expert speakers on raising herbs, planting for birds, and much more! This event will take place at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market. Find all the details here: http://gardenpathnews.blogspot.com/2015/02/2015-symposium-going-wild-in-garden.html FREE WORKSHOP ON VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS! Feb 26th, 4-6 […]

Workshop for farmers market managers postponed until March 27 , 2015

RALEIGH – This week’s blast of winter weather has caused the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to postpone its workshop for farmers market managers until March 27. It had been scheduled for Feb. 20. The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

SOYBEAN/CORN/WHEAT MEETING, Mar 5, 6 pm Epsom Fire Dept. There will be a Soybean/Corn/Wheat production meeting held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Epsom Fire Department.  This meeting will provide you with an update on field crop management strategies for 2015, and we will spend some time discussing insect management in soybeans.  Dr. Dominic […]

NCDA&CS accepting proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting proposals from nonprofits and government agencies for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. It is managed by the department and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the 2014 […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

VANCE PESTICIDE CONTAINER BIN IS FULL If you have pesticide containers for recycling, please hold them for the time being. We have submitted the request to get the bin emptied, but it will probably be a few weeks.  SOYBEAN VARIETY DATA AVAILABLE We have limited numbers of the “green books” available at the Extension offices, […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

FEBRUARY ISSUE OF GARDEN PATH NEWSLETTER The latest issue of our Garden Path newsletter is now available. Here’s the link: http://gardenpathnews.blogspot.com/2015/02/february-2015-edition-of-garden-path.html GARDEN SYMPOSIUM ON MARCH 28TH: “GOING WILD IN THE GARDEN!” We will have a Gardening Symposium on March 28th at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market. Find all the details here: http://gardenpathnews.blogspot.com/2015/02/2015-symposium-going-wild-in-garden.html COMMUNITY RESOURCE […]

Troxler announces continued funding for hemlock restoration

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler today announced additional funding for efforts to restore North Carolina’s hemlock trees to long-term health. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will use $250,000 from the state’s legal settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority to continue supporting the Hemlock Restoration Initiative, which began last year. Over the […]

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