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Poultry 4-H & Youth Poultry Science Summer Institute Sun Jul 27- Fri Aug 1, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
NC State University, Raleigh, NC
— 3 days away
NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Burke County Extension Celebration Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Burke County Extension Office
— 5 days away

Event open to stakeholders and clientele. Evening includes trivia, door prizes, and meal.

Community Development Equity, Democracy, and the Commons: Counter-narratives for Rural Transformation. Wed Jul 30- Mon Aug 4, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
New Orleans, LA, United States
— 6 days away

http://www.ruralsociology.us/

Local Food Two Part GAPs Workshop in Hoke County Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Hoke County Cooperative Extension, 116 W. Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376
— 6 days away

Mark your calendars for a two-part GAPs workshop on July 30 and August 12 in Hoke County. These workshops are for farms of all sizes and will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns, as well as strategies to minimize potential contamination.

Registration required by July 25 - through linked PDF below.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that fulfills a portion of the eligibility requirements to receive up to $600 in GAPs Cost Share assistance from CFSA.

Event Details - Hoke County:

Part 1 - Principles of Fresh Produce Safety & Navigating the USDA GAP Audit

Date: Monday, July 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hoke County Cooperative Extension
116 W. Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376

Part 2 - Fresh Produce Safety Program and Plan Development (Prerequisite - Part 1). Laptop required for this section. Please notify Trish Tripp if you do not have a laptop (contact info below)

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hoke County Cooperative Extension
116 W. Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376

Registration will be open soon.

If you have additional questions regarding the workshop, please contact Trish Tripp, CFSA Local Produce Safety Coordinator at 336-458-6980 or trish@carolinafarmstewards.org

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems - NC Growing Together Project (CEFS/NCGT) and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to deliver workshops across the state with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements.

Local Food NCSU 15th Vermicomposting Conference Thu Jul 31- Sat Aug 2, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
Doubletree by Hilton - Brownstone Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina
— 7 days away

Plan to attend NC State University's 15TH VERMICULTURE CONFERENCE on July 31 – August 1, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The only annual conference on the planet on mid-to-large-scale vermicomposting, this event provides advice from world-renowned worm farmers, researchers, and a marketing expert. Previous participants have come from 44 U.S. states and 19 countries. One participant said this about NCSU's Vermiculture Conference:

"The conference was definitely worth the time and money. I learned so much…not just about earthworms, but soil composition, minerals, testing, teas, diseases, correct processes to follow, etc. I'm looking forward to next year's conference already! ~ S.S., North Carolina

Sign up now to attend this year's event. Early bird registration ends on June 20, so don't miss the opportunity to save money on your registration fee. It's easy to register on the conference website, which has details about the agenda, speakers, venue and hotel: http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference

I look forward to seeing you in July!

Rhonda Sherman, Conference Chair
and Extension Specialist
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University
"Like" NCSU's Vermiculture Program on Facebook!
Websites:
Sherman NCSU
Vermicomposting
NCSU's 15th Vermiculture Conference July 31 - Aug 1, 2014

NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Extension Centennial Celebration Sat Aug 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
McDowell County Agricultural Center "Ag Barn", Ag Services Drive, Marion, NC
— 1 week away

Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future. In conjunction with our 68th Annual Junior Livestock Show, NCCES-McDowell County Center will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary. We will have speakers and demonstrations giving us a glimpse into the past and vendors selling honey and other local products, We hope to see you there!

Local Food Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference Sun Aug 3- Thu Aug 7, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
Raleigh and Pittsboro, NC
— 1 week away

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference
August 3-6, 2014
Raleigh (NCSU) and Pittsboro (CCCC), NC

Join us for the 6th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference in North Carolina, August 3-6, 2014. The biannual SAEA Conference is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of the scholarship of teaching and learning in sustainable agriculture education that brings together diverse educators, students, and scholars.

Registration deadlines are fast approaching so sign up TODAY! Check out the conference website (link below) for a complete conference schedule, descriptions of field trips, on-campus housing information, and MORE!

SAEA Conference Website
http://sustainableaged.org/conferences/2014-raleigh-nc/

Richmond County Center Sandhills Strawberry Preplant Meeting Tue Aug 5, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327, USA
— 2 weeks away

1.5 hours XNDO pesticide credits.

on 3 calendars High Tunnel Workshop Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a High Tunnel Production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro, NC. High tunnels can be used to extend the growing season and enhance growth, yield, and quality of a wide variety of horticultural crops. This workshop is intended for beginner high tunnel growers, or growers interested in purchasing their first high tunnel. A complete agenda plus registration details are available on the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 weeks away

Plantsmen's Tour

on 3 calendars Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away

Wednesday August 13 at 5:30 pm join Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos for a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The address is 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! You can view photos of the garden and learn more at Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
The Farm at Brusharbor, 7700 Brusharbor Road, Concord, NC, 28025 United States
— 3 weeks away

Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension invites the public to celebrate the 100th Year of Extension: "Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future." Event will be held at Vickie and Tommy Porter's Farm at Brusharbor. RSVP to 704/920-3316 or ccbarrie@ncsu.edu . For more information on the statewide centennial celebration visit: http://ncce100years.ces.ncsu.edu/

Gardening National Honeybee Day Celebration Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Old Waynesborough Park, U.S. 117 Alternate, Goldsboro, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away

This festival is being held by Beekeepers of the Neuse. Learn more about honeybees and the importance of beekeeping. Local honey will be available for sale. Kid activities and food vendors will also be available. The festival is free.

NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Jackson County Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave, Sylva, NC
— 3 weeks away

This event will showcase Jackson County, its heritage, and the impact that Cooperative Extension has had on the people and economy of Swain County over the last 100 years.

Featuring: Educational Booths, a History Wall, Food, Give-aways, 4-H activities, as well as, Traditional Music and Clogging for your enjoyment! Free Fun Family Activities!

Local Food Franklin County - Annual Local Food Roast (& kick-off for United Way of Franklin County) Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM Where:
Franklin County Farmers' Market Shelter, Louisburg, NC
— 4 weeks away

Wonderful local foods prepared and sold for $8 per plate.. funds to benefit United Way.

Please contact Martha Mobley at mlleona1@ncsu.edu for more information.

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Sep 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

on 3 calendars Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 months away

Wednesday September 10 at 5:30 pm join Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos for a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The address is 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! You can view photos of the garden and learn more at Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Swain County Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road
— 2 months away

This event will showcase Swain County, its heritage, and the impact that Cooperative Extension has had on the people and economy of Swain County over the last 100 years.

Featuring: Educational Booths, a History Wall, Food, Give-aways, 4-H activities, as well as, Traditional Music and Clogging for your enjoyment! Free Fun Family Activities!

LIKE Swain County Cooperative Extension on Facebook for the latest news!

Growing Small Farms Eastern Triangle Farm Tour Sat Sep 20- Mon Sep 22, 2014 (All Day Event) — 2 months away

9th annual Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Eastern Triangle Farm Tour. Visit the CFSA website for details: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft/

NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Currituck Heritage Festival and Extension Centennial Celebration Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Currituck County Rural Center, 184 Milburn Sawyer Rd, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 2 months away

Contact Cameron Lowe 252-232-2261
cameron_lowe@ncsu.edu
Save the date to celebrate Currituck's heritage and the 100 year anniversary of Cooperative Extension. This year's Currituck Heritage Days will be held on September 20th at the Currituck County Rural Center in Powells Point. This exciting celebration will begin with a community lunch and will include live music, exhibits, a Currituck history timeline, vendors and activities for the whole family in a beautiful setting. Watch for more information on the Cooperative Extension website at currituck.ces.ncsu.edu.

on 3 calendars Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Oct 8, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 months away

Wednesday October 8 at 5:30 pm join Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos for a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The address is 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! You can view photos of the garden and learn more at Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Poultry 4-H & Youth Turkey Show hen check in Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC State Fairgrounds Poultry Tent
— 3 months away
Community Development California Naturalist State-Wide Conference. Fri Oct 17- Mon Oct 20, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
PDT Pacific Grove, CA
— 3 months away

http://calnat.ucanr.edu/2014Conference/

Poultry 4-H & Youth NC State Fair Youth Market Turkey Show Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC State Fairgrounds - Poultry Tent
— 3 months away
on 2 calendars NCCGP Annual Conference Sat Oct 25 (All Day Event) Where:
Sherrill Center, UNC - Asheville, NC
— 3 months away

Details to follow.

Growing Small Farms Sustainable Agriculture Conference Mon Nov 10- Thu Nov 13, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
Greenville, SC
— 4 months away

29th annual Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Greenville, SC. Visit CFSA's website fir details: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 4 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Dec 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 5 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 6 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 7 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 8 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 9 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue May 12, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 10 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Jun 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 11 months away

Plantsmen's Tour

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Thu Jun 18- Sun Jun 21, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
Charlotte NC
— 11 months away

The International Rubus and Ribes Symposium occurs once every 4 years. This is a meeting of scientists and industry people that work with Rubus and Ribes crops. There will be a preconference tour in the Charlotte, NC area and the official symposium will be in Asheville, NC. The last time it was in the US was 1980, 35 years ago. For more information check out the website: http://www.rubusribes2015.com/

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Sun Jun 21- Thu Jun 25, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
Asheville NC
— 11 months away

The 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium, open to those involved in all aspects of production, research, education, and extension on caneberries, currants, and gooseberries, meeting June 21-25, 2015 in Asheville, NC.

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI Rubus and Ribes Symposium Sun Jun 21- Thu Jun 25, 2015 (All Day Event) — 11 months away
Gardening Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - Raleigh Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 12 months away

Plantsmen's Tour