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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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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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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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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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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

Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell popular

Chatham County Cooperative Extension has organized a Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell for Monday, September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. We will visit grower Wynn Dinnsen’s orchard where he grows over MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Growing Lettuce In Fall

Lettuce and other salad greens are easy to grow and thrive in the cool temperatures of fall. They can be ready to harvest in as little as 30 days from sowing, making them MORE »

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? popular

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 »

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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 days away
Paw Paw Orchard Farm Show & TellMon Sep 8, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 6 days away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Sep 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 week away
Chatham Co. 4-H Livestock ShowSat Sep 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Palomino Sports Arena, Goldston
— 3 weeks away
Tax Workshop for FarmersMon Sep 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Silk Hope, NC
— 3 weeks away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourWed Oct 1, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 4 weeks away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourSat Oct 4, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 8, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
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