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Welcome to the Surry County Center site. If you have questions or concerns regarding any information contained in this site, please contact our office. 336-401-8025 Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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We are here to serve
you!

Welcome to the Surry County Center site. If you have questions or concerns regarding any information contained in this site, please contact our office. 336-401-8025 Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Extension Today

Tune in to Extension Today, featuring Extension professionals from Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties. Airing Wednesdays at 9:05 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:05 a.m. on 100.9 WIFM radio.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

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

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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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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

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National Prepardeness Month

September is National Preparedness Month!

Does your household have a plan of action in the case of an emergency? September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Each week MORE »

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Celebrating Agriculture Event

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Surry Center’s annual Celebrating Agriculture event will be held Saturday, September 12th from 3:00-8:00pm! This event is held every year on the second Saturday of September. Our Celebrating MORE »

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Upcoming Gardening Classes

Are you looking to improve your gardening skills? North Carolina State Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have several classes in the upcoming months that will cover various gardening topics. For a list of classes, MORE »

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Summer Explosion 2015

Summer Explosion is a program for youth in grades K-12. Each class is designed to be fun, educational, and a hands-on learning experience. Registration for Summer Explosion classes will be held at the MORE »

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4-H Mini Summer Gardens

Warm weather will soon be here, so get ready to break out your gardening skills and tools as the 4-H Mini Gardens get under way. The theme for the 2015 gardens is “Summer MORE »

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Salt and Sodium: Tips to Help You Cut Back

It’s clear that Americans have a taste for salt, but salt plays a role in high blood pressure. Everyone, including kids, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium MORE »

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Piedmont Farm School

The Piedmont Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.  The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will MORE » – from   Forsyth County Center

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EVENTS View All
Master Gardener Monthly MeetingWed Sep 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 5 days away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 6 days away
Celebrating AgricultureSat Sep 12, 2015
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Fisher River Park, 251 County Home Road, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 1 week away
Surry County Beekeepers Association Monthly MeetingMon Sep 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 1 week away
Pesticide Training - 2 hrs. of "X", "L", "G", "N", "O", "D" CreditsThu Sep 17, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide Training - 2 hrs. of "V" CreditsThu Sep 17, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 2 weeks away
Bully Prevention TrainingMon Sep 21, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 2 weeks away
Diabetes & YouWed Sep 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Reeves Community Center, 113 South Renfro Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030, United States
— 3 weeks away
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