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Growing Small Farms Tax Workshop for Farmers Mon Sep 22, 2014 Today 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Silk Hope, NC
— 11 hours away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday September 22 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. The workshop will be taught by North Carolina State University Farm Management Specialist Guido van der Hoeven. This workshop will offer something for everyone, from beginner to experienced farmers. Pre-registration is required. Visit the Growing Small Farms website for complete details and registration info: http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

Burke County Center Pesticide Recertification Class Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— Tomorrow

2 hours of Pesticide Recertification credits for Commercial & Private Applicators. Categories included: ABGHIKLMNOTDX
Call our office to register for the class. 828-439-4460

Burke County Center Pesticide Recertification Class Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— Tomorrow

2 hours of Pesticide Recertification credits for Private Applicators. Categories included: V
Call our office to register for the class. 828-439-4460

Prestage Department of Poultry Science 2014 Small-Scale Egg Production in a Range Setting Field Day Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cherry Research Farm, 201 Stevens Mill Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530
— 2 days away
Soils Seminar: Jayme Ferrari, PhD Student, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Crop Production as a Function of Soil Acidity Amendment in a No-Tillage System in Brazil Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 3 days away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Burke County Center Producers Outreach Meeting Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 week away

Burke, McDowell and Caldwell producers are invited to dinner, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Burke County Agricultural Building.
A meal will be provided and program information will be presented by:
Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rural Development
Soil and Water Conservation District, NC Cooperative Extension Service and
NC Farm Bureau

Please join us and learn about new programs and services that are available! For more information please call FSA at 828-439-9727, ext. 2.

Prestage Department of Poultry Science Turkey Industry Days Wed Oct 1- Fri Oct 3, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Best Western Plus Coastline Inn, Wilmington, NC (Contact Lynn Strother - 919-515-2621)
— 1 week away
Growing Small Farms Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden Tour Wed Oct 1, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 1 week away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. starting in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and – just in time for fall planting – how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension's pollinator garden at Chatham Mills, about half a mile from the Agriculture Building. The garden is comprised of 145 different species and cultivars, 85% of which are native to the piedmont of North Carolina. The workshop will be repeated on Saturday October 4 so participants can select the most convenient date. Visit the Growing Small Farms website for complete details and registration info: http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

Soils Seminar: Janet Chappell, MS Student, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Agroforestry System in the Southeastern U.S. Wed Oct 1, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 1 week away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Growing Small Farms Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden Tour Sat Oct 4, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. starting in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and – just in time for fall planting – how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension's pollinator garden at Chatham Mills, about half a mile from the Agriculture Building. The garden is comprised of 145 different species and cultivars, 85% of which are native to the piedmont of North Carolina. Visit the Growing Small Farms website for complete details and registration info: http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

Burke County Center 40 Years of Horticulture with Bryce Lane Wed Oct 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655
— 2 weeks away

Bryce Lane presentation, "40 Years of Horticulture: Observations, Inspirations, and Invitations", will be given on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Leviton Auditorium, WPCC. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by Bryce's presentation at 10:00. Tickets for the event are $10.00.

To purchase tickets or obtain more information, contact Extension Master Gardeners of Burke County at 828 433-8747 or warriorfork@charter.net.

Soils Seminar: Dr. Daniel Richter, Nicholas School of Env. & Earth Sci., Duke Univ. Why Soil Is Critical to Earth's Critical Zone: An Invitation to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory. Wed Oct 8, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 2 weeks away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Growing Small Farms Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Oct 8, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away

Wednesday October 8 at 5:30 pm join Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos for a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The address is 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! You can view photos of the garden and learn more at Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal Blackberry On-Farm Field Day Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kildeer Farms, 300 Goforth Rd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086
— 3 weeks away

Agenda:
1:00 to 1:15…Registration
1:15 to 1:30…Welcome from Ervin Lineberger, Killdeer Farms
1:30 to 2:00…Spotted Wing Drosophila (Lauren Diepenbrock & Katie Swoboda, NCSU)
2:00 to 2:30…Hand-washing stations and mobile cooling unit (Daniel Shires, NCCE)
2:30 to 3:00…New Herbicides (Wayne Mitchem, NCSU)
3:00 to 3:30…Disease vs Virus (Andy Rollins, Clemson Extension)

See News section or attachment for more details.
Contact Daniel_Shires@ncsu.edu for more information

Burke County Center Centennial Parking Lot Party Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away

Celebrate Extension's 100th Birthday at Burke County Cooperative Extension's "Parking Lot Party" on October 11, 2014. Fun for everyone including, games, food, exhibits, music, demonstrations, local honey, wine tasting. Also celebrating National 4-H Week with drawing for Disney tickets at 3:00, silent auctions, national 4-H Science Day experiment.

Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - SAC Fall Mtg (Dinner on your own) Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM — 3 weeks away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC Fall Mtg Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 3 weeks away
Poultry 4-H & Youth Turkey Show hen check in Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC State Fairgrounds Poultry Tent
— 3 weeks away
Soils Seminar: Daniel Hedgecock, MS Student, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Adaptive Nitrogen Management for Corn, Sorghum and Wheat in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 3 weeks away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Advisory Leadership System Day 3 - SAC Fall Mtg - Optional Tours Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 weeks away
Poultry 4-H & Youth NC State Fair Youth Market Turkey Show Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC State Fairgrounds - Poultry Tent
— 4 weeks away
Soils Seminar: Amanda Liesch, PhD Student, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Infiltration Index for Site Assessment in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 1 month away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Soils Seminar: Angel Cruz, MS Student, Crop Sci. Dept., NCSU. Sin Suelos Sin Comida: Examining the Relationship Between Soils and Food Security in El Salvador. Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 1 month away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Growing Small Farms Sustainable Agriculture Conference Mon Nov 10- Thu Nov 13, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greenville, SC
— 2 months away

29th annual Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Greenville, SC. Visit CFSA's website fir details: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

Soils Seminar: Marie Freeman, MS Student, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Testing Alternatives to EC Measurements to Predict Woody Plant Growth in Saline Soils. Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 2 months away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Soils Seminar: Wayne Roper, MS Student, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Rhizobia Effects on Nodulation and Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Legume Cover Crops. Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 2 months away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Soils Seminar: Dr. Mike Vepraskas, Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. The Outlook for Soil Science at NC State: It is better than you think! Wed Dec 3, 2014 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS), NC State University
— 2 months away

Pre-seminar refreshments served at 3:15 pm in the McKimmon Room (2223 WMS)

Soils 58th Annual Meeting of the Soil Science Society of North Carolina Tue Jan 20- Thu Jan 22, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Janes S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC
— 4 months away

More information available at: http://www.sssnc.org/annual-meetings/

Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - Winter Mtg (Optional Dinner) Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM — 5 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - Winter Mtg Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 5 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 3 - Winter Mtg (Optional Tours) Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 5 months away
Soils Certification Training for Nutrient Management Planners Mon Mar 9- Sat Mar 14, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 6 months away

Details available at http://go.ncsu.edu/nutrientmanagement

Advisory Leadership System 2015 PILD Mtg Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
— 7 months away

4/11/2014 from Bob Ohlensehlen -- events@regonline.com

We are in the initial process of planning for next year's PILD Conference which will be held on April 12 - 15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA.

Advisory Leadership System 2015 PILD Mtg Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
— 7 months away

4/11/2014 from Bob Ohlensehlen -- events@regonline.com

We are in the initial process of planning for next year's PILD Conference which will be held on April 12 - 15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA.

Advisory Leadership System 2015 PILD Mtg Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
— 7 months away

4/11/2014 from Bob Ohlensehlen -- events@regonline.com

We are in the initial process of planning for next year's PILD Conference which will be held on April 12 - 15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA.

Advisory Leadership System 2015 PILD Mtg Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
— 7 months away

4/11/2014 from Bob Ohlensehlen -- events@regonline.com

We are in the initial process of planning for next year's PILD Conference which will be held on April 12 - 15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA.

Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC Fall Mtg Wed May 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 8 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 3 - SAC Fall Mtg - Optional Tours Thu May 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 8 months away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Pre-Confernece Tour Thu Jun 18- Sun Jun 21, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Charlotte NC
— 9 months away

The International Rubus and Ribes Symposium occurs once every 4 years. This is a meeting of scientists and industry people that work with Rubus and Ribes crops. There will be a preconference tour in the Charlotte, NC area and the official symposium will be in Asheville, NC. The last time it was in the US was 1980, 35 years ago. For more information check out the website: http://www.rubusribes2015.com/

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Sun Jun 21- Thu Jun 25, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville NC
— 9 months away

The 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium, open to those involved in all aspects of production, research, education, and extension on caneberries, currants, and gooseberries, meeting June 21-25, 2015 in Asheville, NC.

Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC Fall Mtg Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 9 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 3 - SAC Fall Mtg - Optional Tours Thu Jul 9, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 10 months away

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