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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.

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.

Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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

NC Cooperative Extension Service

Crop and Animal

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


Rowan County

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.


2014 Market Chef

Do you enjoy “heated” competition? Are you brave in the kitchen? Do you have cooking skills? Can you create gourmet dishes in a pinch? If so, the Market Chef Competition is for you! This market season, the Rowan-Salisbury Farmers’ Market will host its first ever cooking competition. There will be three days of competition. At the end of the competition, the winner will be crowned, “The Best Market Chef”. The first round will be held July 19 with four competitors. The winner will continue on to the next round, competing against a new set of challengers.   There will be twists and turns at every competition. Chefs will handle local mystery ingredients, time/money limitations, and new judges with each round. This competition will be similar to Food Television’s popular shows, “Cut Throat Kitchen”, “Iron Chef”, and “Chopped”. Contestants need to bring their “A-Game” if they wish to make the final round! Seasonal ingredients from the Farmers’ Market will be the contestants’ muse. Each ingredient provided has to be used in the dishes that the chefs create. Failure to do this will cause them to be “sliced”. Presentation is important! The contestants can also have an assistant of their choosing. They must bring their own knives, spices, oil, unopened pantry items, pots, pans, etc. Pots and pans will have to be brought to the Cooperative Extension office on the Monday before the competition to be washed and sanitized. To compete, contestants must fill out the application and deliver to the Cooperative Extension office at 2727-A Old Concord Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146. There is a $10.00 fee for contestants. Because of limited space, fees will be collected after the contestants are selected (contestants are selected on a first come first served basis). Applications are due no later than Friday, July 11th. The dates to compete are July 19, August 9, and September 6. The competition will be held at 10 am at the Rowan-Salisbury Farmers’ Market, 115 S. Jackson St., Salisbury. So, if you feel that you have what it takes to be the first Rowan-Salisbury Farmers’ Market, “Market Chef”, bring it on! Online applications for the competition can be found here: 2014 Market Chef Application, or the Rowan-Salisbury Farmers’ Market website: http://www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com. Hard copies  will be available at Rowan County Extension office (2727 Old Concord Rd., Salisbury) and Rowan-Salisbury Farmers’ Market. For more information on the competition, please contact Danelle Cutting or Toi Degree at 704-216-8970.

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Voles teeth marks in the shrubs roots

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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 1 week away
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
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— 1 week away
4-H PALS MeetingThu Sep 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 week away
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Catawba College Center for the Environment, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 2 weeks away
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