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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Crop and Animal
Science

Most ethnic holidays change from year to year (even Christian Easter) with the exception of Christmas. This article describes what various ethnic groups like to buy for their holiday festivities; at the end, I have included a table with the various holidays from 2014 until 2018. Ethnic Holidays 2014-2018 -       Foot scald typically happens in grazing animals and is typically associated with spring dew and wet conditions. Foot Scald -       Coccidia will affect kids when stressed, and weaning is a stressful period. ANS 09-616MG Coccidiosis -     Do  not to wait until 6, 10, or more animals die to call extension for help or to bring a dead animal in for necropsy. I still occasionally receive such calls, which really is a pity. ANS 06-613MG Herd Animal Death Problems/ANS 09 614MG Enterotoxemia

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4-H Fall Plant
Sale

Rowan County 4-H is now taking orders for our Fall Plant Sale!  Available are: - Bunch Grapes:  Mars - Raspberries:  Dorman Red - Blueberries:  Brightwell, Climax, & Premier - Blackberries:  Arapaho & Triple Crown - Muscadines:  Cowart & Triumph - Figs:  Brown Turkey & Celeste To place your order, call 704-216-8970.

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2015 Southern
Piedmont Farm School

The demand for locally grown food continues to grow despite a faltering economy. Direct sales from farms to consumers grew 215% from 1992-2007. The average farmer in NC is 57 years old, and looking forward to retirement. We need new farmers to meet the demand for locally grown food in North Carolina. Quite often people come to Cooperative Extension and say "I have some land that I want to do something with... but I don't know what. Can you tell me what I can grow and make some money?" This is really an open ended question, because it really depends on the market and the operator on whether an agriculture venture will be successful. Any good business starts out with a good plan and lots of research. More and more families are looking at ways to supplement their incomes and put their land into something productive. The Southern 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 give farmers the tools to create a viable business plan. Each business session will focus on different areas of writing a business plan including financial management and effective marketing strategies. The school also includes seven, day-long field trips at different working farms led by innovative experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants will learn about low-cost sustainable farming methods, from fruits, vegetables, cows, pigs, poultry, goats, specialty crops and agritourism. The business classes will meet the second Thursday of the month beginning in January from 6-9pm at the Rowan County Extension Center, and the farm field days will typically be the 4th Thursday of the month from 9am-3pm. The farm field days will take place at various farms throughout the piedmont. Registration deadline is November 14th, one person: $250, two people: $400, call 704-216-8970 for more information. For the brochure and application click this link: 2015 Southern Piedmont Farm School Application and Brochure

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Rowan County
Staff

Rowan County Center gives our county's residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University.

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE » – from   Gardening

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Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE » – from   Gardening

Blueberry Plants Great Addition to Any Landscape

Every fall, Rowan County 4-H sells small fruit plants to support 4-H activities throughout the year. In addition to the typical blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, muscadine, and fig plants, bunch grapes have been added MORE »

Artificial Insemination Course

September 16, 2014 Rowan County Center Artificial Insemination Course October 16-18 I am sending this message on behalf of John Cothren, Wilkes County Extension Agent.  Please let me know if you have any MORE »

4-H Now Taking Orders for Fall Plant Sale

Rowan County 4-H is now taking orders for their annual Fall Plant Sale.  New this year, we will be offering bunch grapes for the first time. The variety we are selling is Mars. 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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RACE 4-H MeetingThu Oct 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 days away
RACE 4-H Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail RideSat Nov 1 - Sat Nov 1, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
4-H Plant Sale Pick-upThu Nov 6 - Thu Nov 6, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Holiday - Office ClosedTue Nov 11 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
4-H PALS MeetingThu Nov 13, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Holiday - Office ClosedThu Nov 27 - Fri Nov 28, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
4-H Wreath Sale Pick-upTue Dec 2 - Tue Dec 2, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
RACE 4-H BanquetFri Dec 5, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month away
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