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Certified Safe
Farm

Certified Safe Farm is a great program to have an in depth evaluation of your farm to make sure you have the safest working environment possible. The good news is it is free! If you would like more information check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLV5Ij6q30Y If you would like to schedule a Certified Safe Farm evaluation please call our office at 704-216-8970.

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Iphone 10-15 857

Certified Safe
Farm

Certified Safe Farm is a great program to have an in depth evaluation of your farm to make sure you have the safest working environment possible. The good news is it is free! If you would like more information check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLV5Ij6q30Y If you would like to schedule a Certified Safe Farm evaluation please call our office at 704-216-8970.

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2016 Summer
Fun

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
Info

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

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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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Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 13 popular

Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 Games ShowSat Jul 23 - Sat Jul 23, 2016 - ALL DAY Today— 9 hours ago
Lunch & LearnTue Jul 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
2727 Old Concord Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146, USA
— 3 days away
RACE 4-H Executive Committee MeetingTue Jul 26, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 3 days away
Southern Regionals 4-H Horse ShowWed Jul 27 - Tue Aug 2, 2016 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
4-H CampSun Jul 31 - Fri Aug 5, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Rowan County Cattlemen's MeetingThu Aug 4, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM— 2 weeks away
RACE 4-H Dressage ShowSat Aug 6 - Sat Aug 6, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Working Forest Summit 4Wed Aug 10, 2016
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025, USA
— 3 weeks away
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