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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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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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2014 Avery YO! Halloween Hustle 5K Run AND Walk

The Avery YO! Afterschool Program is coordinating with W.A.M.Y. Community Action to host the first annual Avery YO! 5K!  All proceeds will help support the afterschool program in each elementary and middle schools MORE »

2014 Avery A&H Fair

The 2014 Avery A&H Fair is approaching very quickly.  The gates will open at 5pm on Tuesday, September 9th and will conclude on Saturday, September 13th.  The fair board would like to encourage everyone MORE »

2014-2015 YO! Afterschool Program

The Avery County 4-H YO! Afterschool program is gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year to begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2014.  The YO! Afterschool program will be housed in all 5 elementary MORE »

Christmas Tree Farming in Avery County

Christmas tree farming in Avery County is becoming “sustainable”. Sustainable agriculture means the farming practices are friendly to the soil, water, wildlife, and surrounding people. The land will remain productive for generations to come and the business MORE »

4-H in Avery County

Avery County 4-H serves the youth of Avery County in many different aspects. 4-H helps the Avery County youth learn new skills and serve their communities each year. 4-H offers: clubs special interest MORE »

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Private Pesticide Applicators MeetingTue Sep 30, 2014 Today
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Avery County Fire Department, 342 Estatoa St, Newland, NC, United States
— 10 hours away
Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Oct 2, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 2 days away
Newland Farmers MarketMon Oct 6, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Avery County Co-Op Extension, Cranberry Street, Newland, NC, United States
— 6 days away
Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Oct 9, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 1 week away
Newland Farmers MarketMon Oct 13, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Avery County Co-Op Extension, Cranberry Street, Newland, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Oct 16, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 2 weeks away
Newland Farmers MarketMon Oct 20, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Avery County Co-Op Extension, Cranberry Street, Newland, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Oct 23, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 3 weeks away
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