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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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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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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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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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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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Gardening Tips: February Question and Answer popular

Q: When is the best time to put down a pre-emergent herbicide for crabgrass control? A: The best way to control crabgrass and other summer annual weeds is by using what is called 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 »

2014 4-H & YOUTH DAY CAMP

It is not too late to sign your children up for day camp.  We have 8 exciting weeks worth of camps for your children to learn, explore, discover, meet new friends, and just MORE »

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4-H Volunteers MeetingTue Mar 3, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Halifax County Extension Office Kitchen
— Tomorrow
Presentation WorkshopTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Halifax Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
— 1 week away
Northeast District Teen RetreatFri Mar 13 - Sun Mar 15, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Beaufort County, NC
— 1 week away
St. Patrick's DayTue Mar 17 - Tue Mar 17, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Ambassadors' WorkshopTue Mar 24, 2015
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM Where:
Halifax Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
— 3 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away
Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
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