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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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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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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New Video: Gardening When Deer Live Nearby

Enjoy this excellent new 20 minute video on strategies for coexisting with deer in the landscape. Lois Chatham and Sara Haigh, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County,  identify deer resistant plants and strategies to keep deer MORE » – from   Gardening

Outerbanks-Video

New Video on Gardening on The Outer Banks

Check out this outstanding new video by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County! Kudos to Shannon Brooks and her whole team, especially EMGV Barbara Koeblin, the media talent for this 23 minute episode MORE » – from   Gardening

FarmTransition

Farm Transition Workshop – February 19

Chowan County Cooperative Extension and The University of Mount Olive Agribusiness Center present Farm Transition Planning: Strategies and Solutions Friday, February 19, 2016 Chowan County Cooperative Extension Center 730 North Granville Street – MORE » – from   Gates County Center

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Forestry Meeting – February 11 popular

**Pre-registration is required, call 357-1400 by February 8th.** The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Centers of Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans Counties will offer a workshop for forest landowners on February 11th, 6:00 – 8:00pm at Merchant’s Millpond Visitors MORE » – from   Gates County Center

Farmland

Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat.  FARMLAND will take an intimate look at the MORE »

Opossum in persimmon tree

Look Who Came to Breakfast! popular

I woke up to find this guy in the front yard gorging on persimmons. Cute though he is, I was discouraged to see he had already eaten several persimmons and taken bites out MORE » – from   Gardening

4-H Wreath Fundraiser

It is that time of year again! Be sure to order one of these beautiful wreaths to get you in the holiday spirit this season. All proceeds help support Perquimans County 4-H. Call MORE »

2015 Summer 4-H Newsletter

Please take a look at our 2015 Summer 4-H Newsletter! You will not want to miss reading about all of the wonderful things our Perquimans County 4-H’ers have been doing! Also, mark your calendars MORE »

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 »

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PGCMA and Peanut Market OutlookMon Feb 15, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Chowan Cooperative Extension
— 2 days away
Chowan, Gates & Perquimans Cotton Production MeetingTue Feb 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Leon Nixon's Catering
— 3 days away
Albemarle Area Landscape SchoolWed Feb 17, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
1209 McPherson St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, USA
— 4 days away
Farm Transition Planning WorkshopFri Feb 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Chowan County Extension Office, 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932
— 6 days away
Northeast Ag Expo Small Grain Field DayThu Feb 25, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
D&S Farms, 3037 West Main Street Extended, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
— 2 weeks away
Equine Vaccination ClinicSat Feb 27, 2016
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Albemarle 4-H Livestock Arena 846 Sun Gro Drive, Elizabeth City
— 2 weeks away
Stink Bug & Weeds MeetingTue Mar 8, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Leon Nixon Catering, 749 Virginia Rd, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— 3 weeks away
Webinar - The Green Leap: Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision DevelopmentThu Apr 7, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 2 months away
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