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2016 Broccoli

Do you want to know the best broccoli varieties to grow for your area? If so, register for the 2016 Best Broccoli in the Piedmont Workshop on Friday, May 13 from 10 am - 12 pm!


2016 Broccoli

Do you want to know the best broccoli varieties to grow for your area? If so, register for the 2016 Best Broccoli in the Piedmont Workshop on Friday, May 13 from 10 am - 12 pm!

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2016 Summer

2016 Summer Fun Classes for Rowan County. Sign up now to ensure your spot! Come learn about bees, butterflies, robotics, cake decorating and more!

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Kissing Bug

Some of you may have read some information about a kissing bug, this can be a pest within your home but it is often confused with other beneficial insects. If you believe you may have a kissing bug please read this article before killing the insect: http://ncsupdicblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/kissing-bugs-and-chagas-disease-in-nc.html?m=1 If you still believe you have a kissing bug please place in a glass jar fill with rubbing alcohol and bring to our office for identification. Please do not squish the bug because it prevents us from properly identifying the pest. For more information or to bring the sample in please call us at 704-216-8970 or visit 2727 Old Concord Rd., Salisbury. Here is an image of a kissing bug from NCSU entomologist Matt Bertone:

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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Farmer Appreciation Breakfast

Garden Column March 9, 2016 During almost every school garden class, gardening program, or public event, I get on my soap box about everything you have or have eaten coming from a farm. Our current MORE »


Q&A: Busy as a Bee!

Garden Column March 9, 2016 I am going to admit it; I am as busy as a bee! I will go ahead and apologize to my clients that with this warm weather, I am swamped! MORE »


Q&A: Spring has almost Sprung!

Garden Column March 2, 2016 Spring will be here in no time! Flowers are starting to bloom, trees are budding, and insects are getting active. This is the busiest time of year for Cooperative Extension, MORE »


Best Kept Secret

Garden Column February 17, 2016 Cooperative Extension is referred to as the “Best Kept Secret.”Although I partly agree, I don’t believe that it’s the whole truth. Whenever I am in a group setting and MORE »

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Q&A: Weeds, Fertilizing and Blueberry Pruning

Garden Column February 10, 2015 Even though the weather is unpredictable, calls concerning weeds, fertilizing, and pruning have been constant this week. Below are some of the concerns that Rowan County citizens have had. As always, MORE »

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Peach Pruning

Garden Column February 3, 2016 Pruning is always a hot topic for Cooperative Extension. People want to know how to tend to their shrubs and fruit trees. Last week, I wrote about the Peach Growers MORE »


Peach Growers Conference

Garden Column January 27, 2015 This week, I was able to attend the NC Peach Growers Society Annual Conference. As always, the conference provides a wealth of knowledge on growing peaches and how to properly MORE »


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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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
2727 Old Concord Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146, USA
— 10 hours away
Holiday - Office ClosedMon May 30 - Mon May 30, 2016 - ALL DAY— 6 days away
SCD 4-H District Activity DaySat Jun 4 - Sat Jun 4, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
4-H County Council MeetingThu Jun 9, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 2 weeks away
4-H Citizenship NC FocusMon Jun 13 - Wed Jun 15, 2016 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
RACE 4-H Executive Committee MeetingTue Jun 14, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 3 weeks away
RACE 4-H MeetingMon Jun 20, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 4 weeks away
RACE 4-H Dressage ShowSat Jun 25 - Sat Jun 25, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
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