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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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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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Support New Downtown
Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Exciting News!  The Rockingham Downtown Farmer's Market is moving!  Starting Wednesday, April 30th, local foods and crafts will be available each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon at the R.W. Goodman's store parking lot across from the Judicial building on West Franklin Street.  Thanks to support from the City of Rockingham, this location has been leased for the market in support of local businesses.  And thanks to a CTG grant, the market now has tents, tables, a sound system and local advertising with signage to help draw more folks. We're very excited to spread the word; come support your local farmers and businesses!

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Apprentice farmer harvesting carrots

2014 NC Farmer Survey

Are you, or do you know, a current or former North Carolina farmer selling locally? If so, please take a moment to fill out or share this brief anonymous survey. The goal is to MORE » – from   Local Food

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4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit popular

4-H youth are busy preparing for the start of the 2014 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit season. They have been training and clipping their animals for the past month. Many of them get MORE »

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Extension@YourService: Baby Animals

Many concerned citizens call our Extension office around this time of year because they have found an abandoned baby animal in the wild. They want to know if they can keep it and MORE »

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Fecal Egg Counts For Animals

Fecal egg counts may be performed on any species, but they are especially important for goats and sheep.  Parasite resistance to dewormers has become a huge problem in goats and sheep.  You can MORE »

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Sandhills Strawberry Preplant MeetingTue Aug 5, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327, USA
— 4 days away
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