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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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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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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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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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Beginner Beekeeping Course in Polk County

The Polk County Extension Center in cooperation with Holbert’s Bee Supplies will be offering a series of five classes on beginning beekeeping. Phil Holbert, beekeeper for over 25 years, will teach the classes. MORE »

Whose Water is it Anyway? Full Conference Video

Whose Water Is It Anyway? Video Available On November 15, more than 200 Transylvania County citizens gathered at Brevard College’s Porter Center to hear an outstanding array of speakers and panelists discuss issues MORE »

January is Radon Awareness Month

As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather to North Carolina and families close windows to keep warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home. MORE »

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Commercial Pesticide School, Bryson CityWed Jan 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 2 days away
Commercial Pesticide School- Exam, Bryson CityThu Jan 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 3 days away
NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 3 days away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Jan 30, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 days away
Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop (two days)Wed Feb 4, 2015
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712, United States
— 1 week away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Feb 6, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 2 weeks away
Certified Turfgrass Short CourseFri Feb 13, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
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