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Strawberry Growers Information North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual meeting Tue Feb 3- Sat Feb 7, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ventura, CA, USA
— Tomorrow

Join fellow strawberry researchers and growers February 3rd through the 6th for the 2015 North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference and Symposium in sunny Ventura California! The NASGA Symposium is only held once every 4 years.

For more information see:

http://www.nasga.org

Growing Small Farms Small Flock Workshop Thu Feb 5, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sanford, NC
— 4 days away

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center in Sanford, NC. The target audience for this workshop is producers who raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.

Topics include Biosecurity & Preventing Disease; Heritage Duck Breeds for Egg & Meat Production; Waterfowl Brooding & Nutrition; Basics of Home Processing; Planting Greens for your Birds; and more.

For more information including registration details, visit Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/small-flock-workshop

Deadline for registration is February 3.

Growing Small Farms Climate Adaptation Conference Fri Feb 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 5 days away

Abundance NC’s Climate Change Adaptation Conference for Farmers grew out of a need for education and support of our local farmers, who have been in distress due to the extreme weather challenges they’ve been facing in the last several years. This was an innovative and first of its kind conference that draws powerful speakers and has sold out each year. For details visit http://abundancenc.org/event/climate-adaptation/

Burke County Center Backyard Fruits: A How-To Workshop Sat Feb 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 6 days away

A FREE workshop for those interested in growing fruit trees and plants in their home garden. The workshop will cover what plants to buy and how to plant, prune and care for them. Call our office at 828-439-4460 to register.

Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - SAC (New Members Orientation) Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 1 week away
Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - 1/2 SAC Mtg - Winter Mtg Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Concord, 7831 Gateway Lane Northwest, Concord, NC 28027
— 1 week away
Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - Dinner - SAC Winter Mtg Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 1 week away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - 1/2 Day SAC Mtg - Winter Mtg Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Concord, 7831 Gateway Lane Northwest, Concord, NC 28027
— 1 week away
Burke County Center Pruning Fruit Trees & Grape Vines Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM — 1 week away

Learn to properly prune fruit trees and grape vines. Hands on workshop, bring your own pruners. Workshop will be held at Rock Creek Farm in Connelly Springs. Call our office to register and for directions to the workshop. 828-439-4460

Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - Lunch - SAC Winter Mtg Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Concord, 7831 Gateway Lane Northwest, Concord, NC 28027
— 1 week away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC Winter Mtg (Optional Tours) Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Concord, 7831 Gateway Lane Northwest, Concord, NC 28027
— 1 week away
Growing Small Farms Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference Thu Feb 12, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rocky Mount, NC
— 1 week away

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference is the place to network with growers and buyers while learning to improve the productivity and profitability of your larger-scale farm. The conference features nine concurrent workshops on a range of topics including whole farm crop insurance, organic broccoli production, marketing pork to wholesalers and retailers, postharvest handling, organic breeding systems, crop rotation planning, enterprise budgets, and more. For more information visit the CFSA website at http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/oclc.

Burke County Center Pesticide Recertification Class Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 weeks away

Commercial & Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification Class
10:00 - 12:00 Category V (for private applicators)
1:00 - 3:00 Categories ABGHIKLMNOTDX (for commercial & private applicators)
2 credit hours each
Call our office at 828-439-4460 to register

Burke County Center Shiitake Mushroom Workshop Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3515 Seals Rd, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away

Learn how to grow Shiitake Mushrooms and Qualify for FREE mushroom spawn.
You must pre-register to attend. Call the Extension Office at 828-439-4460.
Click on the link below for more information.
http://burke.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/01/a-fungi-workshop-growing-shiitake-mushrooms/

Burke County Center Spring Lawn Care Workshop Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away

Lawn care for the homeowner. Workshop will be held at Ace Hardware in Morganton.

Growing Small Farms Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday February 21 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual training and pruning are needed for fruit trees to develop proper shape and form but many growers are intimidated by pruning and neglect this important task. Properly trained and pruned trees will yield high-quality fruit much sooner and live significantly longer. Dr. Mike Parker, North Carolina State University Fruit Tree Specialist, will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for apple and peach trees. For more details and registration info, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

Burke County Center Spring Lawn Care Workshop Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3851 Kathy Rd, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away

Lawn care for the homeowner. Workshop will be held at Belle Farm in Morganton.

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal North American Raspberry and Blackberry Annual Meeting Tue Feb 24- Sat Feb 28, 2015 (All Day Event) — 3 weeks away
Burke County Center Latest & Greatest Plants for 2015 Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 month away

Learn about new plants available for the landscape in 2015. Workshop will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building. Call 828-439-4460 for more information or to register.

Growing Small Farms 22nd Annual Organic Growers' School Sat Mar 7- Mon Mar 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville, NC
— 1 month away

The Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show, seed exchange, silent auction, children’s program, and pre-conference on-farm events.
More than 70 sessions per day in themed tracks including Gardening, Soils, Livestock, Primitive Skills, Permaculture, Herbs, Alternative Energy, Sustainable Forestry, Homesteading, Cooking, Poultry, Farmers I and Farmers II, Mushrooms and Food Resilience. For more information visit the conference website at http://organicgrowersschool.org/annual-spring-conference.

Soils Certification Training for Nutrient Management Planners Mon Mar 9- Sat Mar 14, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 1 month away

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

Burke County Center Beekeepers Open House Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 month away

Burke County Beekeepers Open House. If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper, come to the open house to see displays and talk to experienced beekeepers.
Displays will include:
Beekeeping Equipment
Observation Hive
Honey Tasting
Publications
4H Projects
Floral Favorites
Local Hives Slideshow
Membership Questions

Burke County Center Pesticide Recertification Class Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away

Commercial & Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification Class
10:00 - 12:00 Categories ABGHIKLMNOTDX (for commercial & private applicators)
1:00 - 3:00 Category V (for private applicators)
2 credit hours each
Call our office at 828-439-4460 to register

Burke County Center Landscaping on Slopes Thu Apr 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away

Successful Gardener Workshop will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building. Call 828-439-4460 to register.

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
— 2 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
— 2 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
— 2 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.

Burke County Center Building Raised Beds Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away

Learn to build raised garden beds. Workshop will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building. Call 828-439-4460 to register.

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
— 2 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.

Burke County Center Container Gardening & Fairy Gardens Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 months away

Hands on workshop. Learn to make container gardens and fairy gardens. Workshop will be held at Ace Hardware in Morganton.

Growing Small Farms 20th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour Sat Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:00 PM -Sun Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:00 PM — 3 months away

The 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour features over 35 local sustainable farms featuring livestock, organic vegetables, fruits, and much more. The tour benefits the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Visit the CFSA website for more information: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/pft.

Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - 1/2 SAC/SPC Joint Mtg - Spring Mtg Tue May 12, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 3 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - Dinner - SAC/SPC Joint Mtg - Spring Mtg Tue May 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 3 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - 1/2 Day SAC/SPC Joint Mtg - Spring Mtg Wed May 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - Lunch - SAC/SPC Joint Mtg - Spring Mtg Wed May 13, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM — 3 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC/SPC Joint Mtg - Spring Mtg (Optional Tours) Wed May 13, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM — 3 months away
Burke County Center Managing Pests of the Vegetable Garden Sat May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 months away

Workshop will be held at Ace Hardware in Morganton.

Growing Small Farms 8th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration Sat May 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 4 months away

Come join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association for our 8th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm on the lawn next to the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, NC. The purpose of our popular Pollinator Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of the bees and other pollinators that are needed to produce 80 percent of our flowering plants and one third of our human food crops. The event is co-sponsored by Starrlight Mead. We have a great program planned for folks of all ages and all activities are free! The event will be held rain or shine. Details will be released in March.

Growing Small Farms Farm to Fork Picnic Sun Jun 7, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cedar Grove, NC
— 4 months away

6th Annual Farm to Fork Picnic to raise funds for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Apprenticeship Program. Details will be released in the spring.

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
— 4 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
— 5 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.

Burke County Center Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - Mountain Mon Jun 22- Sat Jun 27, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville, NC, USA
— 5 months away

Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - Mountain

Mountain Academy: Based in Asheville, NC
June 22-26, 2015

The online application and more information including sample agendas can be viewed at www.ncsu.edu/sfta

North Carolina classroom teachers..... Are you looking for a summer professional development opportunity that will take you into forests and mills, provide hands-on experiences with technologies used in the forest industry, and provide fun networking opportunities with teachers statewide? If so, then this is the program you have been looking for!

Multiple teachers from the same school, and teachers of all disciplines and grades, are encouraged to apply! This opportunity is available only for teachers associated with a school district within North Carolina, non-formal educators do not qualify.

The Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy is a multi-day residential program that focuses on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable forestry. Teachers will visit a variety of forests and mills learning about forest management and the manufacturing of various wood products such as paper, furniture, plywood and lumber. Teachers participate in tours and hikes in forests under a variety of ownership and management plans. Excursions to museums, state forests, experimental forests, and environmental learning centers round out the experience.

Participants should expect a fast-paced week, with extended moderate walking in wooded areas, some stair climbing, and walking on raised open catwalks in mills and production facilities. For your safety and the safety of others, please consider your ability to participate in these activities when applying for the academies. We also strive to provide great food, plenty of networking opportunities, and a fun and engaging learning environment. In addition, training in the Project Learning Tree curriculum and other extensive materials and discussions prepare participants to transfer what they have learned back to the classroom. CEU renewal credits (18-25 contact hours) and EE Certification credits will be awarded.

Meals, lodging, and transportation during the Academy are provided, however selected participants are required to submit a $50 non-refundable fee.

Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - 1/2 SAC - Summer Mtg Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 6 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - Dinner - SAC Summer Mtg Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 6 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - 1/2 Day SAC Summer Mtg Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 6 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - Lunch - SAC Summer Mtg Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM — 6 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC Summer Mtg (Optional Tours) Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM — 6 months away
Burke County Center Fall Lawn Care Workshop Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 6 months away

Lawn care for the homeowner. Workshop will be held at Ace Hardware in Morganton.

Burke County Center Fall Lawn Care Workshop Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3851 Kathy Road, Morganton, NC, United States
— 6 months away

Lawn care for the homeowner. Workshop will be held at Belle Farm in Morganton.

Burke County Center Fall is for Planting Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 7 months away

Successful Gardener Workshop will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building. Call 828-439-4460 to register.

Burke County Center Pesticide Recertification Class Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 8 months away

Commercial & Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification Class
10:00 - 12:00 Category V (for private applicators)
1:00 - 3:00 Categories ABGHIKLMNOTDX (for commercial & private applicators)
2 credit hours each
Call our office at 828-439-4460 to register

Growing Small Farms 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference Fri Nov 6- Mon Nov 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Durham, NC
— 9 months away

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together those new to the movement and experienced veterans to network and collaborate. There is no place like the Sustainable Agriculture Conference to learn from the experts about cutting-edge techniques and innovative programs and to connect with others who are just as passionate about rebuilding a healthy, local foodshed from seed to plate. For more information visit the CFSA website at http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac.

Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - 1/2 SAC Fall Mtg Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 9 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 1 - Dinner - SAC Fall Mtg Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 9 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - 1/2 Day SAC Fall Mtg Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 9 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - Lunch - SAC Fall Mtg Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM — 9 months away
Advisory Leadership System Day 2 - SAC Fall Mtg (Optional Tours) Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM — 9 months away
Advisory Leadership System Hold - Day 2 - SAC Winter Mtg Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 11 months away
Advisory Leadership System HOLD Day 3 - SAC Winter Mtg - Optional Tours Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 11 months away

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