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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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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


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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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

Recipe of the Month

White Chili  (makes 10 servings) Submitted by: Peggy Tim Ingredients: 4 cups white beans (drained & rinsed) 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 red bell peppers (chopped) 1 large onion, (chopped) 1 green chili MORE »

Healthy Families

Healthy Families is one of the quality programs available through Family Consumer Science at Cooperative Extension. These classes are offered at no cost to qualified families.In this program you can learn to eat MORE »

4-H is for You!!!

Through 4-H, more than 187,000 young people in North Carolina learn new skills and serve their communities each year. 4-H offers clubs, special interest programs, summer camps, school enrichment and after-school child care. MORE »

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Diabetes & YouWed Aug 20, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
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