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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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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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Photos from Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. These photos are from Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell held on September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. Grower Wynn Dinnsen grows MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Farming, Forestry Enjoying Bright Future!

Every five years, farmers are asked to complete a lengthy USDA Census of Agriculture form, and the most recent data (2012) is spurring new reports of a strong agricultural future for Richmond County. MORE »

Photos from NCSU Class Visit to Peregrine Farm popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos hosted a group of about 30 students from Dr. Chris Gunter’s Vegetable Production class at North Carolina State University. The MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Grand Champion Doe winner, Savannah Shepard (left), shown by Madelyn Chappell (right) pictured with show judge, John Barnes.

Richmond Goat Show Results!

The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is well underway. This year’s circuit consists of Anson, Brunswick, Chatham, Cumberland, Guilford, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Stanly, Stokes, and Union counties. The MORE »

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4-H Goat Show Placings

4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit placings have been submitted from the Montgomery County Livestock show this past weekend. Richmond County youth once again placed very high at the show taking away lots of MORE »

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Beekeepers - Cooking With Honey ContestTue Sep 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM— 4 days away
Sandhills Scouting Clinic: X credit trainingWed Sep 24, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
149 McIntosh Road, Carthage, NC 28327
— 5 days away
Robeson County Livestock ShowSat Oct 4 - Sat Oct 4, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
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