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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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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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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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Heritage Festival Flyer with picture and color courthouse

Caswell County Heritage Festival

Caswell County Heritage Festival will be held in Caswell County on Saturday, May 16th.  Please see flyer for more information. Heritage Festival Flyer with picture and color MORE »

4-HSummerFun

Caswell 4-H Summer Fun

It’s almost Summer & we have planned a lot of exciting & fun classes for you. Registration for Summer Fun will be held on May 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm in the Assembly MORE »

Caswell County Farmer’s Market

The Caswell County Local Foods Council is starting a Farmer’s Market this weekend. It will be every Saturday through September from 4-7pm. Country Store Market MORE »

Bright Leaf Hoedown

2015 Caswell County Bright Leaf Hoedown

The Caswell County Bright Leaf Hoedown will be held on September 19, 2015 beginning at 9:00 am at the Pavilion on Main Street in Yanceyville, NC. If you would like a vendor application, MORE »

Gardenparty

2015 ECA Garden Party

The 2015 ECA Garden Party will be held on May 21, 2015 in the Assembly Room of the Agricultural Building from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. All ECA members are invited to join MORE »

“Purple Up!” for Our Military Kids

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time when many organizations will celebrate the important role children play in our military communities.  On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, many folks will “Purple MORE »

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2015 PCYLA Livestock Record Books DueFri May 29, 2015
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Caswell County 4-H Office, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 4 days away
4-H Investigates (Pre-registration is required)Tue Jun 16, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
Meet in the Agricultural Building rear parking lot, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 3 weeks away
Fantastic Fishing Fun (Pre-registration is required)Fri Jun 19, 2015
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Farmers Lake, 3268 Badgett Sisters Parkway, Yanceyville, NC 27379, United States
— 3 weeks away
Lights, Camera, Action (Pre-registration is required)Mon Jun 22, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Piedmont Community College, 331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville, NC 27379, United States
— 4 weeks away
Small Town USA (Pre-registration is required)Tue Jun 23, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 4 weeks away
Amazing Race (Pre-registration is required)Wed Jun 24, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 4 weeks away
Boater Safety Certification (Pre-registration is required)Fri Jun 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 1 month away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - PiedmontTue Jul 7 - Fri Jul 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheboro, NC, USA
— 1 month away
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