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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Gardening E-Newsletter

Subscribe to the Chatham Gardener E-Newsletter to receive timely updates on sustainable lawn, garden and landscape care for the central NC Piedmont. Managed by Chatham Extension horticulture agent, Charlotte Glen, the Chatham Gardener E-Newsletter also shares announcements of upcoming gardening classes and events in Chatham County . To subscribe: Visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/subscribecg Scroll down to enter your email address in the "address" box Click on the subscribe button Other e-newsletters and listservs available from Chatham County Cooperative Extension: Chatham Green Industry News - News and announcements for green industry professionals in the central NC Piedmont. Managed by Chatham Extension horticulture agent, Charlotte Glen. Visit http://go.ncsu.edu/subscribecgi to subscribe. Small Farmer and Sustainable Agriculture - Debbie Roos, Chatham Extension sustainable agriculture agent, manages several listservs. Topics include beekeeping, pastured poultry, medicinal herbs, sustainable agriculture, and more. For a complete list and instructions on how to subscribe, visit http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-listserve/. Nutrition and Home Food Preservation - Shares information and announcements related to nutrition, wellness, and home food preservation. Managed by Chatham Extension family and consumer sciences agent, Phyllis Smith. To subscribe, email Phyllis at phyllis_smith@ncsu.edu and request to be added to the list.

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Gardening Interests
Survey

Help the Chatham Extension Center prioritize classes and programs for community and residential horticulture by telling us about your gardening interests and challenges. If you live or garden in Chatham County and would like to learn more about gardening, please take a few minutes to complete this short online survey: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/surveybuilder/form.cfm?testID=24290 The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. It asks questions about the following: which gardening topics interest you how you would like to learn about these topics your current gardening challenges important issues facing Chatham County that could be addressed through gardening education Your feedback will help determine what type of classes and learning opportunities are offered in the coming year. All responses are anonymous and you may opt out of any questions you prefer not to answer. Please share this link with family, friends, neighbors, and others who live or garden in Chatham County.

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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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Soil Testing

Find your soil test report online at http://ncagr.gov/agronomi/sthome.htm Learn more about soil testing for home lawns and gardens:  http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/soil-testing-for-lawns-and-gardens/

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Register Now for Farm Tax Workshop popular

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday September 22 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

Be sure to vote for your favorite bunny costume! Photos of the little ones adorned in their specially-made costumes can be found on the Cluck-n-Hop 4-H Club’s facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Clucknhop-4H-Club/255776434549957 Select the bunny MORE »

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What Is Making Webs In My Tree?

Have you noticed masses of webbing on the ends of tree branches in your yard or along the roadsides? They are the work of the fall webworm, a species of caterpillar native to MORE »

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How Does a Goat Create a Scientist?

I suppose a goat can’t directly create a scientist, but chances are that 4-H project has fostered an interest in a youth far greater than just winning a blue ribbon. Be sure to MORE »

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday August 13 popular

Wednesday August 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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What Is Wrong With My Basil? popular

Do your basil plants look strange? Are leaves turning yellow or brown and do you see dark, fuzzy stuff growing on the backside? If so, your basil plants have basil downy mildew, a MORE »

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Bunnies! Costumes! Prizes! popular

The Cluck-n-Hop 4-H Club invites all youth to its meeting on Monday, August 18th at 6PM for a rabbit costume contest! We will break from our traditional 4-H show format for this contest and MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Taking The Fire Out Of Fire AntsThu Sep 4, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Chatham Extension Center, 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Paw Paw Orchard Farm Show & TellMon Sep 8, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Sep 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Chatham Co. 4-H Livestock ShowSat Sep 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Palomino Sports Arena, Goldston
— 4 weeks away
Tax Workshop for FarmersMon Sep 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Silk Hope, NC
— 1 month away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 8, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 months away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopTue Nov 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 3 months away
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