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Lenoir County
Voluntary Agricultural Districts

The purpose of the Agricultural District Program is to encourage the preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development.  This is in recognition of the importance of agriculture to the economic and social well being of North Carolina. Find out how your property can be part of a Voluntary Agricultural District!

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Lenoir County
Voluntary Agricultural Districts

The purpose of the Agricultural District Program is to encourage the preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development.  This is in recognition of the importance of agriculture to the economic and social well being of North Carolina. Find out how your property can be part of a Voluntary Agricultural District!

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New SHIIP Volunteer

Barbara Pope (left), regional SHIIP representative and trainer, presents new Lenoir County SHIIP volunteer Pamela Eubanks with a Certificate of Completion at a recent meeting of Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program at the Cooperative Extension office.

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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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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

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Practical Ways to Deter Termites

It is always easier to prevent termites from damaging your home than to repair damage after they have feasted on your home. Use these tips to make and keep your home termite free! MORE »

Termites 101

Did you know the majority of termite damage is discovered at the time a homeowner prepares to do home renovation, such as replacing windows or updating the bathroom? This is due to the MORE »

Healthy Recipes for Leftover Ham

Easter is almost upon us and that means it’s time for the traditional Easter Sunday lunch, and that often means ham!!!! In the United States, ham is a traditional Easter food. In the MORE »

42,000,000+ Households Gardening popular

According to a study conducted by the National Gardening Association in 2014 more than 42 million households will grow a vegetable garden and 90% of them will MORE » – from   Gardening

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Pollinator Garden App popular

Identify plants you can add to your garden to attract and support pollinators. Below is a description quoted directly from the Pollinator Partnership website about their free, regionally specific App BeeSmart “With the Bee Smart™ MORE » – from   Gardening

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the color green, thousands of Irish Americans gather with their loved ones on St. Patrick’s Day MORE »

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Storm Damage to Trees popular

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees.  Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess the damage and prune or remove trees. See NC Cooperative Extension publication How to Hire MORE » – from   Gardening

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NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference popular

NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference August 10-11, 2015, Raleigh, NC LOCATION:  NC State University at the Hunt Library (ranked Second Most Amazing College Library in the U.S.A) WEBSITE:   http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference Currently contains information from last year’s conference MORE » – from   Gardening

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Parenting Matter ProgramTue Mar 31, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 11 hours ago
Parenting Matter ProgramTue Apr 7, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 7 days away
Parenting Matter ProgramTue Apr 14, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 2 weeks away
Parenting Matter ProgramTue Apr 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 3 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Parenting Matter ProgramTue Apr 28, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 4 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
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