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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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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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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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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2016 Healthy Living Challenge

Create a Better You in 2016!!  Take the Healthy Living Challenge!! Date: Tuesdays–January 12th-February 16th, 2016                                   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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2016 Community Garden Meeting--EnrollmentTue Feb 16, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Mayland Community College, 785 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 3 days away
2016 ASAP Business of Farming ConferenceSat Feb 20, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 7 days away
Avery County Contract Landscapers, Private and Commercial Applicators Certification MeetingTue Mar 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Mayland Community College, 785 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 3 weeks away
Commercial Workshop for Contract Landscapers and Private/Commercial Pesticide ApplicatorsThu Mar 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Best Western Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, 1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604, United States
— 1 month away
2016 Avery County Beekeeping 101 WorkshopMon Apr 4, 2016 @ 6:00 PM -
Fri Apr 8, 2016 @ 9:00 PM Where:
Avery County Aging Department, 165 Schultz Cir, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 2 months away
Webinar - The Green Leap: Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision DevelopmentThu Apr 7, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 2 months away
Avery County Contract Landscapers, Private and Commercial Applicators Certification MeetingTue May 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Mayland Community College, 785 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 3 months away
Avery County Contract Landscapers, Private and Commercial Applicators Certification MeetingTue Jul 12, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Mayland Community College, 785 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 5 months away
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