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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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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Washington County
Cooperative Extension Staff

Serving the citizens of Washington County since 1914 North Carolina Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. La Extensión Cooperativa de Carolina del Norte se asocia con las comunidades para ofrecer educación y tecnología que enriquecen la vida de los habitantes, la tierra y la economía de Carolina del Norte.

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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 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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Sew What? 4-H Sewing Day Camp

The whir of sewing machines filled the air last week as Washington County 4-H’ers participated in the Sew-What? 4-H Sewing Day Camp. Volunteers from the American Sewing Guild, Raleigh Chapter, Down East Neighborhood MORE »

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4-H’ers Attend NC Citizenship Focus

A delegation of Washington County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Washington County delegation returned home from three days in which more than125 MORE »

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4-H Embryology Projects Completed

Youth from across the county watched last week as their 21-day project came to an end with the sound of chirping! For the month of April every 2nd grade classroom at Pines and MORE »

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Livestock Show Schedule of Events

Please click on the link below for the schedule for Wednesday, May 6, 2015: http://go.ncsu.edu/nnu0zg BBQ plates can be purchased that evening for $8.00.  Please have dinner with MORE »

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ServSafe Class

June 15 – June 17  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 22   1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23  Exam at 1:00 p.m. Click on the links below for more information and MORE »

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State 4-H Livestock Judging ContestTue Jul 28, 2015 Today
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Raleigh, NC, USA
— 3 hours ago
Career Day CampWed Aug 5 - Wed Aug 5, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Extension Office, Plymouth
— 1 week away
Blackland Farm Managers TourWed Aug 5, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Circle Grove Seeds Inc, 336 Circle Grove Farm Road, Belhaven, NC 27810, United States
— 1 week away
Apple Cinnamon SyrupThu Aug 13 - Thu Aug 13, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Extension Office, Plymouth
— 2 weeks away
NCACC Youth SummitFri Aug 21 - Sat Aug 22, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
POSTPONED - Rabbit and Chicken ShowSat Nov 14 - Sat Nov 14, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
128 E Water St, Plymouth, NC 27962, USA
— 4 months away
State Council ConferenceSat Nov 14 - Sun Nov 15, 2015 - ALL DAY— 4 months away
Livestock Show Steer Application DeadlineTue Dec 1 - Tue Dec 1, 2015 - ALL DAY— 4 months away
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