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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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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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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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Dare County 4-H State Camp

Why Go To Camp?…For all the FUN things!!! Beginning with a cook out on Sunday afternoon and culminating the week with a traditional campfire and lots of fond farewells—a week at 4-H State MORE »

Notice – Soil Sample Fees to Apply

The Agronomic Division of the N. C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that a $4 fee per sample will be charged to soil samples that arrive at the Soil Lab MORE »

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The Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden

The Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden The Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden is located adjacent to the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center at 300 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills, NC 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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Dare County 4-H After-school – Sign-up TODAY

4-H After-school is an out-of-school program for 6th – 8th grade students from Manteo and First Flight Middle Schools. The program operates from 3:00pm until 6:00pm, Monday – Thursday. We are located at MORE »

Buff Up Your Brain!

One of the keys to staying healthy in your older years is to get plenty of exercise. Yet, remember exercise is not limited to your body, you need to keep your brain in MORE »

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Extension & Community AssociationThu Aug 21, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM— Tomorrow
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