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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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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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Soil Sample
Results

Have you sent your soil in to be tested?  Results are currently taking 3 to 4 weeks.   Click here to see a copy of your results

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Watch presentation
from 2013 Apple School

Dr. Terence Robinson, a professor and Applied Fruit Crop Physiologist from Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Geneva, NY presents at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Henderson County 2013 Winter Apple School, a new method for planting, growing and maintaining an apple orchard. Implementation of this Tall Spindle Apple Orchard System promises to reduce labor costs and to increase yields and fruit quality. We also follow Dr. Robinson to a local apple orchard in Henderson County so he can demonstrate the techniques he discusses in his presentation.  Click here to view.

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4-H Beginner Sewing Classes

Learn to sew in 4-H Beginner Sewing Classes!  Or brush up on your skills if you already know the basics, but haven’t sewn in a while.  Open to all youth ages 8 – MORE »

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Summer Camp!

Henderson County 4-H will be taking youth, ages 8 – 17, to camp at the Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Center, in Reidsville, NC, July 26 – 31.  A fun week of archery, horses, MORE »

Become an Extension Master Garden Volunteer

Have you ever wanted to learn more about growing plants?  Are you interested in fruits, vegetables, ornamentals or lawns?  Do you enjoy helping others with their landscape, flower or vegetable garden or do MORE »

2014 4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Winners Announced! popular

Congratulations to the 2014 4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Winners! Tie 1st place: $20 each Miller Sparks, “Christmas Tree Farmer” Natalie Connet, “Riding Instructor” Tie 2nd Place:  $15 each Madelyn Hill, “Veterinarians” Zachary MORE »

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Farm City Day 2015

October 3, 2015 Jackson Park / 10:00AM-4:00PM Free Family Fun This day-long event features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children’s MORE »

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Young Naturalists 4-H Club Shooting Sports Winners

Congratulations to Hannah Worrell for qualifying to represent NC in rifle at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament in Grand Isle Nebraska in June! Congratulations to the Young Naturalist 4-H Club members who MORE »

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F.R.E.S.H.

Members of the F.R.E.S.H. (Flat Rock’s Exceptional Sandburg Helpers) program, got to meet Senator Richard Burr while they were in Washington, D.C. to accept the George and Helen Hartzog National Park Service Award MORE »

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Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 5 months away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Apr 15, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 5 months away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 7 months away
Commercial Pesticide ExamWed Jul 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM— 7 months away
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