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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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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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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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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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Agriculture Scholarships Available

Applications are now available for two $500 Transylvania County Agricultural scholarships.  These scholarships are sponsored jointly by the Transylvania County Cattlemen’s Association and the Transylvania County Farm Bureau.  This scholarship program was established MORE »

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 »

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[ProNR] Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Green InfrastructureThu Feb 26, 2015 Today
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 10 hours ago
Commercial pesticide Exam- Exam onlyMon Mar 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Buncombe County Center, NC Cooperative Extension 94 Coxe Avenue Asheville NC 28801
— 4 days away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Pruning WorkshopFri Mar 20, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
WNC Turfgrass ConferenceTue Mar 24, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
WNC Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732, United States
— 4 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 4 weeks away
Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
Private Applicator Pesticide Class V CreditFri Mar 27, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 4 weeks away
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