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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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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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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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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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An Introduction to Rotational Grazing

A carefully planned and managed rotational grazing system allows for greater profitability and efficiency by permitting forage plants to provide maximum production.  Pastures which are continuously grazed produce low yields because the forages MORE »

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Agriculture Appreciation BreakfastFri Aug 5, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Where:
Transylvania County Library, 212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA
— 2 weeks away
Transylvania Beekeeping ClubMon Aug 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 98 E. Morgan St. Brevard, NC 28712
— 2 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
IPM Workshop WeedsWed Aug 17, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 4 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
Appalachian Wood Energy InnovationsWed Aug 24 - Fri Aug 26, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Crowne Plaza Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 1 month away
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