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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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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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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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Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Beautyberry, More Than a Pretty Bush

Beautyberry or Callicarpa Americana is more than a pretty bush.  This plant is a native of the Southern US growing up to eight feet tall with long graceful arching branches.  It grows fast MORE »

Lenoir County Fair Produces Great Bakers

Each year the Lenoir County hosts a baking contest, and this contest brings out some great bakers.  Here are some of our winning recipes.  Enjoy!! Best of Show Adult Baker Cake/Other Category/Blue Ribbon MORE »

Muscadine, Nature’s Healthiest Grape!

Muscadine grapes, best known in our region for the variety of sweet wines produced locally.  They are very commonly grown and celebrated right here in our area.  To learn more about the famous MORE »

Treating Warm Season Grass

Fall is in the air as leaves are starting to drop from trees.  Temperatures are beginning to cool and less growth can be observed in our shrubs and lawns.  Have you seen promotions MORE »

Cooking with Eggplant

Eggplant, a cousin to tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes, gets its name from the first varieties of its kind, which were white, round, and egg-size. Today, not only do they come in green and MORE »

Strange Growth in a Tree

October is still several weeks away but high above the ground I found a large witches’ broom.  This odd-looking, broom-like growth is nestled in the branches of a tall pine tree.  It is MORE »

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and improved and even better than before. “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE » – from   Gardening

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Farmer's Market OpenSat Oct 1, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 2 days away
Farmer's Market OpenTue Oct 4, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 5 days away
Farmer's Market OpenSat Oct 8, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 1 week away
Farmer's Market OpenTue Oct 11, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 2 weeks away
Farmer's Market OpenSat Oct 15, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 2 weeks away
Farmer's Market OpenTue Oct 18, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 3 weeks away
Farmer's Market OpenSat Oct 22, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 3 weeks away
Farmer's Market OpenTue Oct 25, 2016
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 4 weeks away
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