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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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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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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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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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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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3V3 Basketball Tournament

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 28th – Westcott Park, Manteo. Middle and High School Teams. More information coming MORE »

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Join us for 4-H Spring Break Camp 2015!

4-H will be sponsoring Spring Break Camp 2015 the week of April 6-10, 2015 from 7:30am – 5:30pm. This opportunity is open to all students attending Kindergarten-5th grade. We are looking forward to MORE »

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Pruning Demonstration By Ozzie Coor

Dare Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will sponsor a workshop “Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs” at the Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden (behind the Baum Senior Center) at MP 8.5.  This workshop is MORE »

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Scholarship Opportunity

Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship Dare County, North Carolina Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 19, 2015.  The MORE »

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Dare Extension Master Gardeners Series

Chase away those winter blues by attending one or more of these free presentations at the Kill Devil Hills Library and Fessenden Center in Buxton. No reservations are required. For more information, please 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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Outer Banks Local Foods Council

The Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution July 21, 2014 in support of the establishment of a Outer Banks Local Foods Council.   The Outer Banks Local Foods Council will 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

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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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Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer, a beautiful but extremely destructive, exotic insect pest, has now been detected in North Carolina. These beetles kill ash trees by feeding on the trunks. So far Person, Granville, MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 4 weeks away
Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 months 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
— 7 months away
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