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Master Gardener
Applications

Applications for the 2015 Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County Extension Master Gardener Program are currently being accepted. Training begins September 15 and continues every Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm for 14 weeks at the Agriculture Center in Edenton. The fee is $85. Apply online atgo.ncsu.edu/cgpemgapplication . About the program – Under the guidance of Extension agents, Master Gardener volunteers complete a 40 hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40 hour internship. For more information about the program, contact area coordinator, Katy Shook, at (252) 482-6585or kgshook@ncsu.edu

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EMGVlogoHelping

Master Gardener
Applications

Applications for the 2015 Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County Extension Master Gardener Program are currently being accepted. Training begins September 15 and continues every Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm for 14 weeks at the Agriculture Center in Edenton. The fee is $85. Apply online atgo.ncsu.edu/cgpemgapplication . About the program – Under the guidance of Extension agents, Master Gardener volunteers complete a 40 hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40 hour internship. For more information about the program, contact area coordinator, Katy Shook, at (252) 482-6585or kgshook@ncsu.edu

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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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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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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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Fall lettuce

Get a Second Season by Sowing Now

Our summer season is peaking and our vegetables will soon be past their prime and producing less.  NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Amy Hill shares timely tips on how to reinvigorate your MORE » – from   Gardening

Canterbury Bells

Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE » – from   Gardening

Sam Marshall

Brunswick Agent Teaches IPM to Master Gardeners

Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE » – from   Gardening

Become A Master Gardener!

Applications for the 2015 Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County Extension Master Gardener Program will be accepted beginning July 1. Training begins September 15 and continues every Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm for 14 MORE » – from   Chowan County Center

2015 Fun With Science Summer Program

Come have fun in this four day program for students interested in science.  The program will include information and hands-on experiments related to the science of light and radiation.  This is an in-depth science program and will MORE »

2015 Perquimans County 4-H Summer Ventures

Looking for fun, hands-on learning opportunities for your kids this summer?  Well look no further.  Click on the attachment to see what classes are being offered this summer.  Our classes range from cooking MORE »

2014 Perquimans County 4-H Summer Ventures!

Looking for fun, hands-on learning opportunities for your kids this summer?  Well look no further.  Click on the attachment to see what classes are being offered this summer.  Our classes range from cooking MORE »

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Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Sep 15, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 1 month away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Sep 22, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 2 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Sep 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 2 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 6, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 2 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 2 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 20, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 3 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Oct 27, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 3 months away
Extension Master Gardener TrainingTue Nov 3, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 3 months away
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