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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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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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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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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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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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Rev Your Bev!

Sonya Patterson and ladies from Caswell Family Medical Center passing out cold water for hydration on a hot day in June.  Looks like they all are enjoying themselves on this gentleman’s front MORE »

Pressure-Canner

Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

Have you had your dial gauge tested this year?  Accuracy of the gauge can make the difference between over or under processed jars in your canner.  You can get your pressure canner gauge MORE »

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North Central District 4-H Teen Retreat Registration DeadlineWed Mar 4, 2015
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Caswell County 4-H Office
— 11 hours ago
VA-NC Horse FestivalSat Mar 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, 19783 US Highway 29 South, Suite G, Chatham, VA 24531, United States
— 2 days away
Caswell County Cattleman's Association MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379, USA
— 6 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
4-H Teen RetreatSat Mar 21, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -
Sun Mar 22, 2015 @ 12:00 PM Where:
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 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
PCYLA Livestock Show Vet CheckTue Mar 24, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Forestry Service, Firetower Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 3 weeks away
Caswell County Cattleman's Association MeetingTue Mar 24, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379, USA
— 3 weeks away
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