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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

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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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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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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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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Record Book Workshop TONIGHT!

Record Books for 13-15 and 16-18 year olds are NEW!  If you are turning in a record book this year, come to our “Get Started” workshop!  We will have a special look at MORE »

4-H Halifax County Council Meeting

Join us this Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the 4-H Rural Life Center in Halifax, for our 4-H County Council Meeting.  We are a youth-led council and we will be MORE »

Dylan Days Horse Show Website AVAILABLE NOW~

There are LOTS of ways to support this wonderful event and no matter how you choose to do it, please check out their website by clicking the link below or going to https://sites.google.com/site/dylanmooredayscelebration/ . This MORE »

Halifax County Horse Council WEBSITE available NOW!

The Halifax County Horse Council, a local organization under Halifax Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce their brand new website available now!  Keep up with Horse Council news, upcoming programs and events, and MORE »

Gardening Tips: Master Gardener Class

Do you look forward to reading this column each week to learn something new about gardening? Do you want to learn even more about gardening, and use your knowledge to not only improve MORE »

Gardening Tips- Powdery Mildew

Over the past ten days I’ve had a number of calls about a white, fluffy substance growing on the leaves of various vegetable and ornamental plants. This is due to a common fungal MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Ambassadors' Portfolios due to County OfficeFri May 8 - Fri May 8, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Halifax County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Office, 359 Ferrel Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
— 20 hours away
Livestock Show and Sale Awards BanquetTue May 12, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Eastern Carolina Livestock Arena, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC, United States
— 6 days away
Final Presentation Run-ThroughsTue May 19 - Fri May 22, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Halifax Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
— 2 weeks away
County Council MeetingTue May 19, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Halifax County Extension Office, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
— 2 weeks away
Presentation Final Run-Through NightTue May 26, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Halifax County Cooperative Extension Office, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27870
— 3 weeks away
District Activity DaySat May 30 - Sat May 30, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
— 3 weeks away
4-H Golf TournamentFri Jun 5 - Fri Jun 5, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Scotfield Country Club, 199 Country Club Drive, Enfield, NC 27823, United States
— 4 weeks away
NC 4-H Citizenship FocusMon Jun 15, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Wed Jun 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM Where:
Raleigh, NC
— 1 month away
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