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Local Foods in Dare
County

Dare County would like to offer a list of local food vendors. The question often asked is Where Can I Buy Local Foods In Dare County? We need vendor input.  To add your business to this local food vendor list, contact the Dare County Extension Office at (252) 473-4290.

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Local Foods

Local Foods in Dare
County

Dare County would like to offer a list of local food vendors. The question often asked is Where Can I Buy Local Foods In Dare County? We need vendor input.  To add your business to this local food vendor list, contact the Dare County Extension Office at (252) 473-4290.

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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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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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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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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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4-H Middle School

4-H Middle School Summer Camp 2015

All Rising 6th – 9th graders are eligible. 4-H MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER DAY CAMP IS DESIGNED TO KEEP CHILDREN ACTIVE AND ENGAGED IN A SAFE AND HEALTHY ATMOSPHERE WHILE HONING NECESSARY LIFE AND MORE »

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4-H Summer Camp 2015 FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD! popular

Campers will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math during the 2015 Summer Program! Field trips will occur once per week and campers will have additional foot field trips throughout the summer. MORE »

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Dare County Extension & Community Assocation

Dare County families face challenges to health, personal finance and well being. The Extension and CommunityAssociation works to strengthen families through leadership development and volunteerism. The ECA group partnered with the local Dare MORE »

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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 MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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Veggie Varmint

The “Veggie Varmint” contest, hosted at the Burke County fair each year, is delightful, creative way to connect children with produce. Without the pressure to “EAT IT”, children (and adults) are encouraged to MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

Downy Mildew
Image by Gerald Holmes, courtesy of Bugwood

Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is here! Look on the tops of leaves for angular, yellow to brown wounds that stop at a leaf vein. Management suggestions: • Plant early in the season so you can MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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Greenstriped Mapleworms

Greenstriped Mapleworms Greenstriped mapleworms are found in the piedmont the end of June and early July. As their name suggests their preferred hosts are maple trees, but they are also found on boxelder MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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NE District 4-H S.B.I. AcademyTue Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -
Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 11:00 AM Where:
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mt, NC 27804, USA
— 1 month away
Pesticide Applicator Exam Thu Sep 17, 2015
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Office, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC, United States
— 4 months away
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