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Craven County
Voluntary Agriculture District

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

Wheat Field

Craven County
Voluntary Agriculture District

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

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

Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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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Registration Open for Grandparent Café

GrandParenting Cafe Invite Flyer As part of Prevent Child Abuse Month, the Community Coalition for Craven County Children (C5) is sponsoring a Grandparent Café for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. It will MORE »


Troubleshooting Strawberry Problems popular

Check out this wonderful tool for diagnosing problems with strawberry plants.  Check off symptoms that you have seen and narrow the list of potential causes.  A great tool for troubleshooting in the MORE » – from   Gardening

2014 Upper Coastal Plain Station

Greenhouse Nutrition

There has been a lot of discussion about the do’s and don’ts of greenhouse fertility management. As we approach the greenhouse season, take a look at these publications from the Soil Science Department MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

2014 Farmer’s Tax Guide

The 2014 Farmer’s Tax Guide (IRS publication 225) is for farmers and those preparing taxes for agricultural enterprises. It provides clear instruction of tax regulations as well as includes worksheets and depreciation tables. MORE »


Support Native Pollinators popular

Identify Native Bees Attract them to you backyard Learn to build a bee house For more information see the Native Bees publication by Joel MORE » – from   Gardening

Animal Waste Operator & Pesticide Credit Class popular

Thursday, February 19, 2015 9am- 4pm AWO 6 hours credit, Pesticide 2 hours credit Jones County Cooperative Extension Office 367A Hwy 58 South Trenton, NC 28585 Stefani Garbacik, Wayne County Cooperative Extension Margaret MORE »

2015 Tobacco Good Agricultural Practices Training Dates

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 »

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