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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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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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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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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE » – from   Gardening

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Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE » – from   Gardening

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Extension@YourService: 4-H Goat Show Placings

4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit placings have been submitted from the Lee, Moore, and Chatham County Livestock shows this past week. Richmond County youth once again placed very high at the show taking MORE »

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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 »

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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