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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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Fire ant mounds along sidewalk

Fire Ant Control

Many products are available to control red imported fire ants, including products containing organic active ingredients. Which product will work best for you depends on where and when you need to control fire ants.

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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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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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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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Photos from NCSU Class Visit to Peregrine Farm popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos hosted a group of about 30 students from Dr. Chris Gunter’s Vegetable Production class at North Carolina State University. The MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Fire ant mounds along sidewalk

Control Fire Ants In Fall popular

Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA), Solenopsis invicta, is an invasive species first introduced into the United States in the 1930’s from South America. RIFA have infested 330 million acres in the southern U.S., MORE »

Holes in kale leaves.

Controlling Caterpillars In Vegetable Gardens

Caterpillars can be a major pest of fall vegetables, particularly cabbage, kale, collards, broccoli, and cauliflower, a group of vegetables collectively known as cole crops. Caterpillars that feed on cole crops include cabbage MORE »

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday September 10 popular

Wednesday September 10 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 provide MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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September Events with Chatham County 4-H popular

Chatham County 4-H September 2014 Calendar Sept 1 – Labor Day Holiday (Office Closed) Sept 6 – Richmond County Goat Show Sept 6-7 – State 4-H Council Conference in Raleigh (NCSU McKimmon Center) MORE »

Pastured Egg Production Field Day popular

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct a Pastured Egg Production Field Day from 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC. Topics: MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Chatham Co. 4-H Livestock ShowSat Sep 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Palomino Sports Arena, Goldston
— 3 days away
Tax Workshop for FarmersMon Sep 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Silk Hope, NC
— 5 days away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourWed Oct 1, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourSat Oct 4, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 8, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks 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
— 2 months away
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