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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

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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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

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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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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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What’s in Season? Soft Shell Crab

Often we think about vegetables and fruits as having unique seasons, but meat and seafood are just as influenced by the change in weather. A great example is the Soft-shell crab. From Mid-April MORE »

Secrets of Long-lasting Furniture

Secrets of Long-lasting Furniture Investing in quality furniture makes it even more important to enjoy its beauty for many years. The life of upholstered furniture can be increased by following a few simple MORE »

What’s In Season? Asparagus!

During the spring when vibrant produce abounds, these days you will hardly find a more popular veggie to adorn your menu. The beauty in the elegant asparagus spears lies in their versatility. Whether MORE »

Ridding a Home of Termites

Ridding a home of termites requires special skills. A knowledge of building construction is needed to identify the critical areas where termites are likely to enter. Many of these potential points of entry MORE »

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Parenting Matter ProgramTue Apr 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 2 days 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
— 4 days away
Parenting Matter ProgramTue Apr 28, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 1 week away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide Recertification Training V Tue Sep 29, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Extension Office
— 5 months away
Pesticide Recertification Training XTue Sep 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Extension Office
— 5 months away
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