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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

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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Household Hazardous
Waste and Pesticide Collection

The Coastal Environmental Partnership in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences Pesticide Section and NC Cooperative Extension is hosting a Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Craven Community College, 800 College Court, New Bern, NC.  Information regarding this event is posted at the Coastal Environmental Partnership website. In addition to HHW, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Pesticide Section will accept unwanted or damaged pesticides free of charge. Pesticides must be in the original containers and must have a legible label identifying the product.   Prior approval must be made for any pesticide container 5.0 gallons or larger by contacting the NC Cooperative Extension office at 252-633-1477. Care should be taken to transport pesticides safely and correctly. You are responsible for any spillage, damage, subsequent clean up and restoration that might occur while you transport pesticides should there be an accident. The state, county and contracting partners are not responsible for spills or accidents. Click HERE to download specific instructions for safe transport and delivery .

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Backyard Poultry
Resources

Have you started raising a small flock of chickens and need more information? The Poultry Department at North Carolina State University has a website that can answer many of your questions.  http://poultry.ces.ncsu.edu/backyard-flocks-eggs/

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE » – from   Gardening

AG-790  Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE » – from   Gardening

Household Hazardous Waste and Pesticide Collection Day popular

The Coastal Environmental Partnership in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences Pesticide Section and NC Cooperative Extension is hosting a Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, MORE »

2014 Craven County Corn Variety Trails popular

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 »

2014 Soybean Fungicide Considerations

Many producers opt to include a fungicide with an insect application with anticipation of increased soybean yield as well as to obtain at least some protection against any potential Soybean Rust or other MORE »

Changes in NC Sales Tax Exemption for Agriculture

Qualifications for exemption of North Carolina State sales tax on farm equipment purchases have recently changed. Effective July 1, 2014, purchases made on or after that date, provides that a “qualifying farmer” is MORE »

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Coastal Carolina Fair OpensThu Oct 23 - Thu Oct 23, 2014 - ALL DAY Today— 5 hours ago
4-H County Council MeetingThu Oct 23, 2014 Today
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 13 hours away
Chick Chain Show @ the Coastal Carolina Ag FairThu Oct 23, 2014 Today
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Craven County Jaycees Fairgrounds, 3700 U.S. 70, New Bern, NC 28560, United States
— 13 hours away
Farm City DaySat Nov 1, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
New Bern Farmeer's Market and NC History Center, 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560
— 1 week away
Coastal Carolina Fair ClosesSun Nov 2 - Sun Nov 2, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Neon Ninjas 4-H Club MeetingThu Nov 6, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
MCCS Community Center, Cherry Point MCAS
— 2 weeks away
Green Bears 4-H ClubWed Nov 12, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Neuse Forrest Presbyterian Church, 2011 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern NC
— 3 weeks away
4-H County Council MeetingThu Nov 27, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 month away
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