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Our People are our greatest Asset

Happy Employee
Appreciation Day!

To the most dedicated workforce in the industry, on behalf of NC State's Extension administration team and millions of North Carolinians, we extend our sincerest gratitude, respect and admiration on Employee Appreciation Day. Extension is an organization founded on relationships, passion and trust, and it's truly amazing to see our people changing lives and promoting prosperity on a daily basis all across the state. Thank you all for you've done and continue to do! Happy Employee Appreciation Day! ~ Joe, Tom, Sheri & Mike

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Our People are our greatest Asset

Happy Employee
Appreciation Day!

To the most dedicated workforce in the industry, on behalf of NC State's Extension administration team and millions of North Carolinians, we extend our sincerest gratitude, respect and admiration on Employee Appreciation Day. Extension is an organization founded on relationships, passion and trust, and it's truly amazing to see our people changing lives and promoting prosperity on a daily basis all across the state. Thank you all for you've done and continue to do! Happy Employee Appreciation Day! ~ Joe, Tom, Sheri & Mike

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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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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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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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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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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 popular

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 popular

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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EVENTS View All
Avery County Cooperative Extension Center Community Garden Organizational Meeting has been RESCHEDULEDMon Mar 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Mayland Community College, 785 Cranberry Street, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 3 days away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away
[ProNR] Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
2015 Private Pesticide Applicator Safety Training--Sub-Class VTue Apr 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 month away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 months away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 4 months away
2015 Pony ExpressMon Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Wed Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:30 PM Where:
Avery County Cooperative Extension Center
— 6 months away
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