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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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Craven County
Voluntary Agriculture District

Learn more about the Craven County Voluntary Agriculture District (VAD).

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2015 Peanut
Information Available

The NCSU 2015 Peanut Information publication is available to download.  This publication contains detailed information regarding proven production methods for peanuts grown within North Carolina.   Download a copy at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/?p=330105

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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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Certified Safe Farm
Reviews Available for Craven County Agricultural Producers

Craven County is participating in the “Certified Safe Farms” effort funded through the NC Tobacco Trust Fund to provide agricultural producers the opportunity to receive farm safety reviews from NC Cooperative Extension.  These reviews include an inspection of all equipment, working areas, storage facilities, tools and procedures.  A non-regulatory, written report is provided to all participants.  These reports outline existing safety measures found on the farm as well as any potential improvements.  This educational effort originally was conducted in Iowa.  Participants in Iowa reported increased safety on the farm; improved health and safety of family and farm workers; decreased insurance claims; and, decreased liability insurance cost.  Similar results have been reported from participants within North Carolina. Participants of the program that successfully score 85% or higher for safety farm reviews are provided a certificate and signage designating the farm as a “Certified Safe Farm”.  Additionally, participants are provided the opportunity to increase this basic level of certification to a “Gold Star Farm” by participating with AgriSafe of North Carolina to include the health screenings of family members and workers.  This basic health screening covers checks for blood pressure, blood sugar, lung capacity, eye exams, hearing exams and more.  Additionally, farmers may choose to include medical clearance exams and fit testing for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators. To encourage early producer enrollment, a cost-share of 50% (up to $500) is provided to those enrolling within the initial stages.  Farm reviews must be scheduled in advance with local Extension offices participating.  Additionally, the producer must be present during examination of equipment and tools.  Time needed for these reviews will vary by farming operation depending upon the size of the operation and equipment. To learn more about the program or email Margaret Ross (margaret_ross@ncsu.edu) or Mike Carroll (mike_carroll@ncsu.edu).  To schedule a farm review, contact Lisa Wimpfheimer at Craven County Extension at (252) 633-1477.

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Dig In

AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Agenda and registration materials will be available in January. Plan to join us as we weave edible landscapes–community MORE » – from   Community Gardens

2015 Tobacco Good Agricultural Practices Training Dates popular

2015 Good Agricultural Practices Training for Existing Producers Tobacco purchasing companies implemented a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) requirement to contract for the sale of tobacco.  The GAP training established expected guidelines for tobacco MORE »

2014 Multi-County Corn Variety Test Results

Variance in soil type, management and climatic factors greatly effect corn yield. The North Carolina State University (NCSU) Official Variety Trial results provide a great deal of information that can assist producers in evaluation of MORE »

2014 Craven County Corn Variety Trails

In 2014 Craven County participated in the field trials coordinated by NC Cooperative Extension Agents across Eastern NC to evaluate corn yield of specific varieties. Twenty different varieties were selected for planting at MORE »

“Safari Snooze” event on 26-27 September 2014!

Microsoft Word – 26Sept NC Zoo Safari Snooze Flyer.doc Operation: Military Kids-North Carolina (OMK-NC) presents… The NC Zoo’s: “Safari Snooze” 26-27 September 2014 (Arrive Friday 5:00PM and Depart Saturday 9:00 AM) North Carolina MORE »

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4-H County Council MeetingThu Dec 25, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 6 days away
Neon Ninjas 4-H Club MeetingThu Jan 1, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
MCCS Community Center, Cherry Point MCAS
— 2 weeks away
Green Bears 4-H ClubWed Jan 14, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Neuse Forrest Presbyterian Church, 2011 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern NC
— 4 weeks away
Tobacco GAP TrainingThu Jan 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Kings Restaurant, 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504, United States
— 1 month away
4-H County Council MeetingThu Jan 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 month away
NCFGC MWCTue Jan 27, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Center, Kenansville, NC
— 1 month away
Neon Ninjas 4-H Club MeetingThu Feb 5, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
MCCS Community Center, Cherry Point MCAS
— 2 months away
Green Bears 4-H ClubWed Feb 11, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Neuse Forrest Presbyterian Church, 2011 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern NC
— 2 months away
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