Upcoming Events

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Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit "Saddle-Up Horse Speciality Club" Sun Jan 25, 2015 Today 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3600 Wendy Lane, Concord, NC 28027 at Allee' Bubba Farms
— 9 hours ago

Youth ages 10-12 years old are invited to attend to learn about horses, heritage chickens, ducks, honey bees and growing plants organic vegetables. Contact leader Wendy Austin-Sellers at wendyandbosellers@windstream.net or call 704-786-9223 or 704-661-0594

Bertie County Center Chowan Mon Jan 26, 2015 — 22 minutes ago
Rockingham County Center 4-H Artistic Expressions entries due for county contest Mon Jan 26, 2015 — 22 minutes ago

Entries for this contest can be found on the web site under 4-H. They will be displayed at the Achievement Night program on February 6

Onslow County Center HELP Garden Class (Classroom & Hands-On) Mon Jan 26, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Tue Jan 27, 2015 @ 5:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Cooperative Extension
— 8 hours away

MUST REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 6th, 2015!!! AUDIENCE: Adults 16 years of age or older. Fee to attend $75.00. For more information call 910-455-5873 or 910-340-0009 (Larry Kent or Jennifer Rich)

Currituck County Center Staff Meeting Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM — 9 hours away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Fix It Safe/ Plan: Know What's For Dinner/ & Choosing To Move More Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 9 hours away

AUDIENCE: Military Dependents. Fee to attend. For more information call 910-455-5873 (Daniela Lopez)

Durham County Center The Giving Closet Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 9 hours away

The Giving Closet provides free clothes for ages 0-5 and maternity clothes for Durham County families with children ages birth to 5 years old. Baby equipment may also be available. Families may attend four times during the program year.
http://www.welcomebaby.org

Contact: Deborah Waterman (919) 560-7150
dwaterman@dconc.gov

Gaston County Center ECA Knitting Classes Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 9 hours away

If you enjoy knitting or want to learn the art of knitting, then join ECA's knitting group. This group meets weekly and beginnners are always invited. Cost is $3.00 (every two classes) - register by contacting Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291.

Sampson County Center Tobacco Meeting Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agri-Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton, NC 28328
— 10 hours away

2015 Tobacco Production GAP Meeting. Pre-registration is required. Call 910-592-7161 to register. Meeting begins at 10:00 am. Continuing education credits will be offered for pesticide applicators and for Certified Crop Advisers.

Cherokee County Center Healthy Lifestyles Classes for Seniors Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 10 hours away

Bi-monthly meetings to focus on senior related issues. Classes are held at the Senior Center location in Andrews, NC at the Andrews Community Center. To learn more about this and other Healthy Lifestyle Programs contact Teresa Goley and 828-837-2210 or at teresa_goley@ncsu.edu

http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/teresa-goley/

Currituck County Center FCS Staff Conference Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM — 10 hours away

Contact Olivia Jones 252-232-2261

Cabarrus County Center Visit Give to 10th Power 4-H Club Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC, 28027
— 11 hours away

Homeschoolers and other youth ages 7-16 are invited to join Barbara Kennedy for this community club that has fun activities, games and projects each month! Call Barbara at 704-795-5201 or 704-796-6862 or email thekennedymail@gmail.com

Peach Growers Information Peach Workshop Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sandhills Research, 2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, NC 27281, United States
— 13 hours away

Dr. Mike Parker, NCSU Tree Fruit Specialist, will lead the program. Topics will include proper pesticide application, young tree training, pruning a mature peach tree, and more. Questions and needs of workshop participants will drive the direction of the program. This is a free Event.

Swain County Center SHIIP Appointments Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 13 hours away
Rutherford County Center Rutherford County Extension Pesticide Trainings Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford Extension Centerlocated at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale.
— 14 hours away

The Rutherford Extension Center will be offering Recertification Safety Training ("V" Category) Classes in January and August for those Private Pesticide Applicators needing renewal credit hours.

January 26: 2-4 pm
August 6: 2- 4 pm

Pesticide Labeling & Pesticide Selection Training (2 Hrs., G,N,O,D,X categories)

January 26: 4-6 pm
August 6: 4-6 pm

All Training Sessions will be conducted at the Rutherford Extension Center located at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale. Contact the Extension Center at (828) 287-6010 for further information.

Cherokee County Center Moog Components Group Sensible Fitness Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1995 N Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906
— 15 hours away

For more information about this and all Family and Consumer Education Programs contact Teresa Goley at 828-837-2210 or at teresa_goley@ncsu.edu
http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/teresa-goley/

Macon County Center 4-Leaf Clover Club Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM — 15 hours away
Macon County Center Chess Club Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM — 15 hours away
Northampton County Center 4-H Hungry to Help Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Jackson United Methodist Church Jackson NC
— 15 hours away

Join other 4-H’ers and community members to distribute food to needy citizens of Northampton County during their monthly food distribution. The Food Bank of the Albemarle delivers food and 4-H’ers help place it in recipients’ cars or trucks. The distribution is held at the Jackson United Methodist Church at 206 Thomas Bragg Drive in Jackson, NC 27845.
Ages: 7 and older
Cost: Free
Class Limit: None

Cabarrus County Center Visit PHILA, Inc. 4-H Club Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 215 Gay St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
— 16 hours away

Youth ages 5-19 years are invited to attend this community club at PHILA, Inc. each Monday for fun activities and projects. Led by David Lyde and Omar Long. For information, call Omar or David at PHILA, Inc. at 704-707-5459 or email 4HClub@philainc.org

Northampton County Center 4-H County Council Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9495 NC Hwy 305 Jackson NC 27845
— 17 hours away

4-H members ages 11-18 are invited to this monthly meeting to help direct and implement the Northampton County 4-H Program

Onslow County Center Zumba Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Multipurpose Complex
— 17 hours away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. Fee to attend $5.00 per month. For more information call 910-455-5873 (Daniela Lopez)

Richmond County Center Gardening101-Plant Propagation Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 17 hours away
Robeson County Center 4-H County Council and Volunteer Leaders' Association Officer Planning Meeting Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 17 hours away

This meeting is for all 4-H County Council Officers and Volunteer Leaders' Association Officers to plan the upcoming meeting that will take place on February 2, 2015.

Union County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Weight Management Class Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2325 Hanover Dr, Monroe, NC 28110, USA
— 17 hours away

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a 12-week weight management series that meets for one hour each week for 12 weeks. Classes meet at the Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center (MAFC) at 2325 Hanover, Drive in Monroe, NC. You do not have to be a member of the MAFC to participate. Time: 5:30-6:30 pm. Cost for the 12 week series: $25.00. Please register and pay in person at the MAFC prior to the first class. Start date: Monday, January 26, 2015. Series runs through April 20th (no class on April 6th).

Sampson County Center 4-H Presentations 2015 - Toy/Hobby Share & Public Speaking Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Livestock Facility
— 18 hours away

Come join 4-H for a time to show and tell your hobby and learn demonstration skills. Registration deadline is January 16th. For more information, call Cindy at 910-592-7161 or visit our website at sampson.ces.ncsu.edu.

Warren County Center 4-H Volunteer Leaders Mtg Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM — 18 hours away
Gaston County Center Southwest ECA Club Monthly Meeting Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 18 hours away

Southwest ECA is one of eight Extension & Community Association (ECA) clubs in Gaston County. You can be a part of ECA by visiting any of our clubs - contact Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Guilford County Center Planning the 3-Season Vegetable Garden Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 18 hours away

Vegetable gardening is especially productive in the Piedmont because we can grow food at least 10 months of the year! The key is good planning and succession planting. January is the perfect time to talk about getting ready for this year’s garden – come join us for a lively session on the many ways to get the most produce out of your personal planting space.

CLASSES ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED: Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu

Lincoln County Center 4-H ASPIRE Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM — 18 hours away

Aspiring college students may attend this ACT Test Preparatory Course, ASPIRE, offered in Lincoln County through NCSU. The 30 hour course is administered by the 4-H Extension Agent, trained by Princeton Review. Students also take the ACT practice exam 4 times and receive feedback from the Princeton Review. The course is $185, with $100 refundable based on class participation. October 20 is the deadline for registration. For more information, contact the Lincoln County 4-H office at 704-736-8458.

Gaston County Center Gaston County Bee School Begins Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Citizens Resource Center - 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC 28034
— 19 hours away

Come learn everything you need to know about basic beekeeping. This is a 10-week program. Pre-registration and tuition is required. Call (704) 922-2112 for more information.

Guilford County Center Saddle Fitting – How to Buy & Fit A Saddle Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford County Cooperative Extension. 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 19 hours away

Part of the 2015 Horse Management Short Course Program. For more information about cost and registration please visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/horse2015

Henderson County Center 2015 Winter Bee School Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension MHCREC 455 Research Dr, Mills River, NC 28759
— 19 hours away

For more infromation go to hcbeekeepers.org

New Hanover County Center NHC Beekeepers Association Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 19 hours away

NHC Cooperative Extension
The Arboretum/Auditorium

Randolph County Center 2015 Extension Horse Management Short Courses Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 19 hours away

A series of classes covering horse management. There is a registration fee of $30 for the entire series or $5 per session. Registration fee will be waived for 4-H members presenting an official current 4-H Program Membership ID card.

For additional information please contact Ben Chase, Rockingham & Guilford County Extension Livestock Agent at 1-800-666-3625 or E-mail: ben_chase@ncsu.edu

Richmond County Center RC Ag Advisory Board Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 19 hours away
Bertie County Center Bertie Tue Jan 27, 2015 — 24 hours away
Currituck County Center Soybean Festival Tue Jan 27, 2015 — 24 hours away

Contact: Tommy Grandy, 232-2262
tommy_grandy@ncsu.edu

Franklin County Center NC Forage and Grassland Council Winter Conference Series: Jan. 27, Jan. 28, Jan. 29: Tue Jan 27- Fri Jan 30, 2015 (All Day Event) — 24 hours away

NC Forage and Grassland Council Winter Conference Series: Jan. 27, Jan. 28, Jan. 29:

Try to attend one of the three state-wide forage conferences, with the closest to Franklin scheduled on January 27th at the Lois Britt Ag. Center in Kenansville. The program will begin at 12:30 pm with the program from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Educational programming will be from University of Kentucky specialists on topics: “Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Production Perspective” and “Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Profitability Evaluation”. A local producer will also discuss their experience with annual forages. The cost for non-members is $30; Contact Martha Mobley at 919-496-3344 if you would like to ride in the County van.

Horticulture NC Peach Growers' Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Agricultural Center
— 24 hours away

The NC Peach Growers' Society's annual meeting features valuable production and marketing information for peach growers of all sizes and experience. Whether you have a small orchard or many acres of peach trees, this meeting will provide information to improve your production practices and your bottom line.

In the works is a pre-conference, in-the-orchard workshop to be held at the Sandhills Research Station on the Monday before the annual meeting.

Macon County Center Shooting Sports Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM — Tomorrow
Chowan County Center Perquimans Co. Soybean Production Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Perquimans Extension Center Auditorium
— Tomorrow

Call by January 22 to reserve meal (breakfast) 426-5428. Pesticide credits available.

Chowan County Center SHIIP Medicare Counseling Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Chowan County Extension Center 730 N Granville St. Ste A, Edenton, NC 27932
— Tomorrow

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Medicare Counseling with Chowan County SHIIP Coordinator, Gail Spiewak. To schedule an appointment, call (252) 482-6585.

Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension JC Cooperative Extension, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC 27577
— Tomorrow

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

Moore County Center NC Peach Growers’ Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327, USA
— Tomorrow

Whether you are a new or multi-generation Peach Grower, the 2015 NC Peach Growers’ Society Annual Meeting is for you. Topics presented: Maximizing Profitability, IPM for
San Jose Scale, Peach Disease Management, Optimizing Fertility via Leaf Sampling, Legislative Update, 2014 Peach Marketing Efforts and Impact, New and Emerging Peach Fruit Characteristics, Peach Assessment-Now What?, Grower Panel on Peach Varieties.

Registration Fee: $30.00/per person, includes lunch. Make Checks Payable To:
NC Peach Growers’ Society, Mail To: NC Peach Growers’ Society, Inc.
C/O Jimmy & Joyce Freeman,PO Box 234, Candor, NC 27229 .

Also, be sure to attend the Peach Production Workshop and see Orchard Management first hand. Free Workshop, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Monday, January 26, at Sandhills Research Station, 2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs NC 27281. Telephone 910-974-4673

Please see Peach Growers Information Portal, http://peaches.ces.ncsu.edu/ .

Onslow County Center HELP Garden Class (Classroom & Hands-On) Tue Jan 27, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Wed Jan 28, 2015 @ 5:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Cooperative Extension
— Tomorrow

MUST REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 6th, 2015!!! AUDIENCE: Adults 16 years of age or older. Fee to attend $75.00. For more information call 910-455-5873 or 910-340-0009 (Larry Kent or Jennifer Rich)

Peach Growers Information NC Peach Growers' Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Agricultural Center
— Tomorrow

The NC Peach Growers' Society's annual meeting features valuable production and marketing information for peach growers of all sizes and experience. Whether you have a small orchard or many acres of peach trees, this meeting will provide information to improve your production practices and your bottom line.

Don't miss the pre-conference, orchard workshop to be held at the Sandhills Research Station on the Monday January 26, 2015, 1-4 pm. The workshop is free.

Northampton County Center Cotton & Peanut Yield Contest Entries Due Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCCES 9495 Hwy 305, Jackson, NC
— Tomorrow

Cotton & Peanut Yield Contest Entries due by 4:30 pm.
Details found in Ag News January 2015 Issue

Richmond County Center NC Peach Growers' Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Ag Center
— Tomorrow
on 7 calendars Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension A Time for Science, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, NC 28530, United States
— Tomorrow

January 27, 2015

K-12 PLT Workshop
9am - 4pm
A Time for Science
Grifton, NC

TO REGISTER: Maria McDaniel maria@atimeforscience.org 252-902-5305
Registration Deadline: January 21, 2015

Please pack your lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. This workshop will cover the PLT K-8 activity guide, and the Focus on Forests and Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Secondary Module (NEW!).

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

There is no charge for this workshop or materials. Pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

Currituck County Center Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— Tomorrow

contact: Debbie Foster, 232-2262

Forsyth County Center Project Learning Tree PreK-12 Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension A Time for Science, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, NC 28530, United States
— Tomorrow

January 27, 2015

PreK-12 PLT Workshop
9am - 4pm
A Time for Science
Grifton, NC

TO REGISTER: Maria McDaniel maria@atimeforscience.org 252-902-5305

Please pack your lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. This workshop will cover the PLT K-8 activity guide, and the Focus on Forests and Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Secondary Module (NEW!).

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

There is no charge for this workshop or materials. Pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

Northampton County Center 4-H TLC Club Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9495 N Carolina 305, Jackson, NC 27845, USA
— Tomorrow
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Fix It Safe/ Plan: Know What's For Dinner/ & Choosing To Move More Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— Tomorrow

AUDIENCE: Military Dependents. Fee to attend. For more information call 910-455-5873 (Daniela Lopez)

Cherokee County Center Agritourism Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clay County Extension Center
— Tomorrow

Established and emerging farmers interested in learning more about inviting visitors to their farm, partnering with state resources to market agritourism, and relevant regulations should attend.

Clay County Center Agri-Tourism Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clay County Extension Office 36 Davis Loop Suite 1 Hayesville, NC 28904
— Tomorrow

Established and emerging farmers interested in learning more about inviting visitors to their farm, partnering with state resources to market agritourism, and relevant regulations should attend. The workshop will cover benefits to your farm from agritourism and additional growth areas, such as agriculture education and farmland preservation, as well as areas of need for agritourism farmers, such as marketing, safety and liability, and expenses and profits. There is no cost and lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP call Charlie Kissling 389-8931.

Hyde County Center Plymouth Road Show Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Vernon G James Research Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth, NC 27962, United States
— Tomorrow

-Corn, Soybean, and Wheat production meeting
-Lunch will be served at noon
-2 hours of X, N. O, D credits

Contact Andrea Gibbs for more information:
252-926-4488
andrea_gibbs@ncsu.edu

Onslow County Center 4-H Achievement Program Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension TBA
— Tomorrow

AUDIENCE: 4-H Youth & General Public. No fee to attend. For more information call 910-455-5873 (Wanda Mills or Kelly Abma)

Cherokee County Center Penland Seniors Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM — Tomorrow
Dare County Center Garden Pests: the good, the bad, & the ugly - Master Gardener Series Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Fessenden Center, 46830 North Carolina 12, Buxton, NC 27920, United States
— Tomorrow
Durham County Center Steps to Health Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Little River Community Center
— Tomorrow

Adult Nutrition & Wellness Education

Haywood County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Haywood Cooperative Extension Center
— Tomorrow

Julie Sawyer

on 17 calendars NCFGC MWC Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Center, Kenansville, NC
— 2 days away
Randolph County Center The NC Forage and Grassland Council Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 165 Agriculture Dr, Kenansville, NC 28349, USA
— 2 days away



Topics include:
Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Production Perspective
Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Profitability Evaluation

Trade show and registration begin at 12:30, Program at 1pm and Social 6-7pm

Pesticide, Animal Waste, and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are available at this meeting!

Clay County Center 5th grade health rocks make up Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM — 2 days away
Hyde County Center Private Pesticide Applicator "V" Training Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Vernon G James Research Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth, NC 27962, United States
— 2 days away

2 hours V credits

Contact Andrea Gibbs for more information:
252-926-4488
andrea_gibbs@ncsu.edu

Dare County Center 2015 Master Gardener Class Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Dare County Extension Office, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Northampton County Center Pesticide Recertification Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCCES, Northampton County Center, 9495 Hwy 305, Jackson, NC
— 2 days away

Pesticide Recertification, 2-4pm, 2 hours "V" credits.

Therapeutic Horticulture Terrarium Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bullington Gardens, Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC,
— 2 days away

Make your own attractive miniature landscape in a glass container. All materials included. $40. Email jmurphy@ncsu.edu to register.

Watauga County Center Free Blueberry Winter Pruning & Production Workshop January 27 Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kelley Farm, 126 Old Glade Road, Deep Gap, NC 28665
— 2 days away

The Watauga County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will host a Blueberry Winter Pruning & Production Field Day in Deep Gap (Watauga Co.), NC on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Blueberries are a healthful and potentially profitable specialty crop that thrives in the NC High Country climate. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 2 PM to 5:30 PM, North Carolina Cooperative Extension will lead a Blueberry Winter Pruning & Production Field Day. The Field Day will be held at the Kelley farm Deep Gap, NC, where State Blueberry Extension Specialist Bill Cline, and Area Extension Agent Richard Boylan, will guide participants through the decision process for selecting blueberry canes to be removed to maximize plant health and production for the coming years. Environmental factors, including soil drainage, fertility, weed management, and insect challenges will also be discussed as bushes are pruned. Participants are welcome to bring pruning tools of their own, and some tools will be available for use on site as well. In addition to hands-on pruning work on the farm, there will be time for a Q&A on blueberry production challenges with Dr. Cline during the afternoon.

To reach the Kelley’s farm (126 Old Glade Road, Deep Gap, NC 28665), take Hwy 421 southward for about 8 miles from downtown Boone. Turn left on Brownwood Rd. Continue on Brownwood Rd. for approximately 0.7 miles, then turn left onto Old Glade Rd. Available parking will be marked.

Bill Cline works as a researcher and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. His areas of expertise include diseases of small fruits, and all aspects of blueberry production. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s programs in Watauga and Wilkes counties work to identify and promote viable crops and agricultural marketing strategies suitable for the region and work with farmers to improve profitability.

Currituck County Center Annual Soybean Festival Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kermit White Center, Elizabeth City State University
— 2 days away

To register or more information contact Tommy Grandy, 232-2262, tommy_grandy@ncsu.edu

Chowan County Center NC Soybean Festival Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kermit E. White Center at ECSU Campus
— 2 days away

There will be a Farmer's Forum from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Call by January 21 if you plan to attend. Dinner at 6:30. Exhibits open at 5:00.

Northampton County Center Pesticide Recertification Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCCES, Northampton County Center 9495 Hwy 305, Jackson, NC
— 2 days away

Pesticide Recertification, 5-7pm, 2 hours "V" credits.

Swain County Center Clogging Classes for All Ages Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away

Tuesdays
5:00 pm Introduction to Clogging Steps
5:30 pm Easy Intermediate
6:30 pm Advanced/Intermediate
7:00 pm Beginner (Adult)

Classes are free. Instructor: Kerry Plemmons

Call 488-3848 for more information.

Lee County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 days away
Cherokee County Center FSA Farm Bill meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Virginia Boone building at the WNC Ag Center
— 2 days away

FSA will have a producer meeting on January 27th at the Virginia Boone building at the WNC Ag Center. The meeting will feature our State Director and State Office personnel who will explain some new programs from the 2014 Farm Bill. The meeting will begin at 6 pm and supper will be served. All producers and ag agencies from WNC will be invited. I will pass along the official flyer as soon as I receive it. Thanks in advance for any assistance we can get with distributing the meeting announcement! We would love to have a very large turnout!

Davidson County Center 4-H Achievement Night & Leader's Appreciation Banquet Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 days away
Lincoln County Center 4-H Animal Science Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 2 days away
Person County Center Mt. Bethel UMC Nutrition Program Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, 1605 Bahama Road, Bahama, NC 27503, United States
— 2 days away
Surry County Center Plant Propagation Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 210 N Main St, Dobson, NC 27017, USA
— 2 days away

Join us as we learn basic propagation techniques in this hands-on workshop. Participants will not only take with them knowledge of plant propagation of seeds, division (bulbs), cuttings, and layering, they will go home with several freshly propagated plants. The cost of the workshop is $5.00 and space is limited so call (336) 401-8025 to register today.

Watauga County Center Introduction to Beekeeping Course series Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Watauga Campus of Caldwell Communtiy College, Boone, NC
— 2 days away

An Introduction to Beekeeping course will be offered in Watauga County in January and February. It is designed for those who want to consider becoming beekeepers. Topics to be covered include races of bees, basic hive and frame construction and placement of hives, and beekeeping tools. In addition, the course will include information on installing bees, hive management, diseases and pests, making nucs and splits, queen replacement, and honey production as well as other topics.

The class will be held at the Watauga Campus of Caldwell Communtiy College in Boone. Class dates are January 20, 22. 27, 29, February 3, 5, and 10. Class hours are 6:00-8:00 P.M. The cost of the class is $21.00 and includes the textbook.

Interested persons can contact the Continuing Education Department at 828-297-3811.

Anson County Center 4-H Livestock Club Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 2 days away

For more information contact Extension Agent, Jessica Morgan at 704-694-2915 or at jessica_morgan@ncsu.edu.

Durham County Center E-Conservation Workshop Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham, NC, United States
— 2 days away

Learn no cost/low cost strategies you can implement in you home to reduce your energy bills and find out have you may qualify for a $700 home energy assessment and retrofit grant to help make your home more energy efficient. Contact Deborah McGiffin at 919-560-0521 or at dbmcgiff@ncsu.edu for more details.

Gaston County Center Scrappers Unlimited ECA Club Monthly Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 2 days away

Scrappers Unlimited ECA, is one of Gaston County's Extension & Community Association (ECA) with a focus on scrapbooking and paper crafting. You can be a part of ECA by visiting any of our clubs - contact Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Gaston County Center Gaston County Beekeeper Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Citizens Resource Center - 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC 28034
— 2 days away

Monthly meeting of the Gaston County Beekeepers Association. Anyone interested in bees and beekeeping is welcome to attend to find out more about the association and its activities.

Hoke County Center Beginning Beekeepers Course Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 2 days away

Begins: January 13 – March 24, 2015
When: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM except Jan 20, Feb 3 & 17, March 3 & 17 class will begin at 7:30 PM
Where: NC Cooperative Extension, Hoke County Center
116 W. Prospect Ave. #1, Raeford, NC 28376
Cost: $60 includes all class materials, books, notebooks, and first year membership to Hoke County Beekeepers and NCSBA.
Sponsor: Hoke County Beekeepers
Additional Information: Classroom instruction, equipment construction, hands on in the hive experience included.
Contact: Gloria Thomas Lengel (910) 261-1160 or gtlengel@gmail.com

Richmond County Center Richmond County Beekeepers Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 2 days away
Wayne County Center 4-H PUBLIC SPEAKING Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wayne Center, 208 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Bertie County Center Chowan Wed Jan 28, 2015 — 2 days away
Buncombe County Center Commercial Pesticide School, Bryson City Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 2 days away
Cabarrus County Center Soil Sampling Kits Available M-F Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away

Weekdays: “Soil Analysis Kits Available"
Pick up Free Soil Sampling kits/instructions at NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord 28027 for lawn, garden, field and landscaping areas. Interested persons are responsible for mailing kits to NCDA Agronomic Division in Raleigh. Results are usually available online within 3 weeks. Assistance with interpreting results may be obtained from David Goforth, Extension Agent, at 704/920-3320. NOTE:There is a $4 charge for testing each sample from Nov. 27-March. Pay online at www.ncagr.gov/agronomi .

Chowan County Center Gates-Chowan Soybean Meeting Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gates County Co-Op Ext Services, 112 Court Street, Gatesville, NC 27938, United States
— 2 days away

Sausage wraps and drink. PPI credits.

Clay County Center Health Rocks Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Middle School, 135 School Dr, Hayesville, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Gates County Center Gates-Chowan Soybean Meeting Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gates County Co-Op Ext Services, 112 Court Street, Gatesville, NC 27938, United States
— 2 days away

Sausage wraps and drink. PPI credits.

Haywood County Center ServSafe Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 2 days away
Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension JC Cooperative Extension, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC 27577
— 2 days away

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

Onslow County Center HELP Garden Class (Classroom & Hands-On) Wed Jan 28, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Thu Jan 29, 2015 @ 5:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Cooperative Extension
— 2 days away

MUST REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 6th, 2015!!! AUDIENCE: Adults 16 years of age or older. Fee to attend $75.00. For more information call 910-455-5873 or 910-340-0009 (Larry Kent or Jennifer Rich)

Transylvania County Center Commercial Pesticide School, Bryson City Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 2 days away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Fix It Safe/ Plan: Know What's For Dinner/ & Choosing To Move More Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Dependents. Fee to attend. For more information call 910-455-5873 (Daniela Lopez)

Chowan County Center NCDA&CS RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pasquotank Extension Center
— 2 days away

1209 McPherson St., Elizabeth City, 252-338-3954. Free.
Grain hedging, basis trading, cost of carry, cotton futures, option trading on futures and equities, and macro forces. The principles of options, spreading strategies, using options to manage financial risk, and energy derivatives and how to manage exposure to energy costs will be discussed.

Craven County Center Soil Test Workshop Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven Ag Building, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC
— 2 days away

Learn how to interpret your soil test results. Free and open to the public

Craven County Center Craven CARTs Mtg (County Animal Response Team) Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC 28562, United States
— 2 days away
Hoke County Center “Treasures from the Earth: Compost and Vermicompost to Benefit Your Landscape and Gardens - Workshop with Rhonda Sherman Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 2 days away

The workshop will be presented on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hoke County Extension Center. Vermicomposting is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to help convert organic materials to a valuable soil amendment and source of plant nutrients while composting is the controlled biological decomposition of organic material through the generation of heat by microorganisms. The cost for the workshop (morning session and lunch) is $15. If you would like to jump-start your vermicomposting, you may purchase worm bin materials and one pound of worms for an additional $25. This cost includes instructions on worm bin construction.

Rhonda Sherman, NCSU Extension Specialist, will present this one-day workshop on how to turn organic waste into nutrient-rich soil conditioner through composting and vermicomposting. This event is open to the public but seating is limited to the first 25 registrants. Sherman specializes in vermiculture, environmental technology and solid waste management.

The event is sponsored by the Hoke County Extension Master Gardeners, a group of volunteers who have completed a 40-hour training program under the tutelage of horticultural extension agents, passed an examination, and completed a 40-hour internship. The Master Gardeners volunteer in their communities, giving lectures, creating gardens, conducting research, and many other projects. In Hoke County, the Master Gardeners have partnered with the Raeford Women’s Club to provide technical expertise on preparation and maintenance of the lovely garden pots that beautify Main Street. The group, which meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Extension Office, welcomes graduates from other programs to join their group.

Additional information about the workshop and the Master Gardener program may be obtained from Debbie Humphrey at the Hoke Cooperative Extension Office, (910) 875-3461.

Hyde County Center Washington Road Show Meeting Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Grange Building (4341 Terrapin Track Road, Washington)
— 2 days away

-Corn, Soybean, and Wheat production meeting
-Lunch will be served at noon
-2 hours of X, N. O, D credits

Contact Andrea Gibbs for more information:
252-926-4488
andrea_gibbs@ncsu.edu

Dare County Center Garden Pests: the good, the bad, & the ugly - Master Gardener Series Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kill Devil Hills Library, 400 Mustian Avenue, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, United States
— 2 days away
Lenoir County Center MEDICARE UPDATE SESSION - LMH Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lenoir Memorial Hospital
— 2 days away

New to Medicare? Are you turning 65 this year? Come to the Lenoir Memorial Hospital auditorium on January 28 at 12:00 Noon and learn more about Medicare benefits. Barbara Pope, Southeast Regional Manager with NC SHIIP (Seniors ‘ Health Insurance Information Program) will update you on recent changes and answer any questions you have about Medicare. Call 252-527-2191 for more information. Preregistration is not required.

on 40 calendars NCFGC MWC Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Iredell County Cooperative Extension, 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677, United States
— 3 days away
Randolph County Center The NC Forage and Grassland Council 2015 Winter Conference Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677, USA
— 3 days away

Topics include:
Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Production Perspective
Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Profitability Evaluation

Trade show and registration begin at 12:30, Program at 1pm and Social 6-7pm

Pesticide, Animal Waste, and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are available at this meeting!

Hyde County Center Private Pesticide Applicator "V" Training Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Grange Building (4341 Terrapin Track Road, Washington)
— 3 days away

2 hours V credits

Contact Andrea Gibbs for more information:
252-926-4488
andrea_gibbs@ncsu.edu

Jones County Center Jones CARTs Mtg (County Animal Response Team) Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Jones County Cooperative Extension Office, 367A Hwy. 58 South, Trenton, NC 28585
— 3 days away
Cherokee County Center Moog Components Group Sensible Fitness Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1995 N Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906
— 3 days away

For more information about this and all Family and Consumer Education Programs contact Teresa Goley at 828-837-2210 or at teresa_goley@ncsu.edu
http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/teresa-goley/

Swain County Center Fun with Fabric! Sewing Basics Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Family Resource, Hughes Branch Road, Bryson City
— 3 days away

Join the FRC's Circle of Parents group for this fun sewing series. Learn to use a basic sewing machine. Use simple sewing techniques. Make a potholder and an apron. Be creative!

Wednesdays: January 21 & 28 and February 4
3:30 - 5:00 p.m

Contact Dee Decker at 488-3848 for more information.

Greene County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less! Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greene County Senior Center, 104 Greenridge Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580, United States
— 3 days away

Are you ready to...Lose Weight? Get Fit? Have More Energy?

If so, join us for the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program. This program is for anyone wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle. If you desire small changes with big results, please join us. This is a weight-management program that uses strategies proven to work. It's hard to break old habits; but this program will provide the nutrition and physical activity information focusing on the small changes needed to get you big results!

Each weekly session will be held on Wednesday evening and is approximately 1-hour. Sessions will include support group discussions, healthy topic and tips, taste testings, skill builders/incentives, and physical activity breaks.

Cost: $5.00 Commitment Fee
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9th

For more information or to register, call Joy Brock at (252) 747-8183.


Currituck County Center Soybean Production Meeting Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 3 days away

Begins at 6:00 pm with a sponsored meal catered by Southland
Restaurant, Moyock

Sponsor: The N. C. Soybean Growers’ Association

Speaker: Dr. Jim Dunphy, Extension Soybean Specialist, NCSU will speak on variety selection and production practices to maximize yields

Credits: 1 hour pesticide credit for license categories X, N, O & D

Registration: Please pre-register for meal count – call the Currituck Extension Center at 232-2262, or email: tommy_grandy@ncsu.edu or donna_keene@ncsu.edu

Bertie County Center Bertie Thu Jan 29, 2015 — 3 days away
Caswell County Center 2015 Regional Tobacco Production Meeting & GAP Recertification Training Thu Jan 29, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caswell County Civic Center, 536 Main Street East, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 3 days away

The 2015 Regional Tobacco Production Meeting and GAP Recertification Training will be held at the Caswell County Civic Center, Yanceyville, NC on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The meeting will begin with registration and breakfast at 9:00 AM, followed by the program at 9:30 AM. The training will conclude around 12:00 noon with lunch. Since there has been some interest; we will have a short program on raising organic tobacco after lunch. You will receive recertification for the GAP training as well as 2 hours of pesticide "X, D, N,and O" credits so you MUST PRE-REGISTER by calling the Caswell County Extension Office at (336) 694-4158. Bring both your GAP and NCDA Pesticide Cards with you so we can scan them into our computer system. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY JANUARY 26, 2015. Seating is limited, so walk-ins the day of the training may not be accommodated.

Lincoln County Center 4-H Exhibits Thu Jan 29, 2015 — 3 days away
Swain County Center Appalachian Farm School Thu Jan 29, 2015 — 3 days away
Alamance County Center Tobacco GAP Meeting Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caswell County Civic Center, 536 Main St E, Yanceyville, NC 27379, United States
— 3 days away

Please Call the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at 336-570-6740 to register for this meeting.

Buncombe County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Exam, Bryson City Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 3 days away
Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension JC Cooperative Extension, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC 27577
— 3 days away

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

NC Fresh Produce Safety Guilford Co Strawberry GAP Workshop Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford County Extension | 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405
— 3 days away

Contact Guilford County Cooperative Extension, Rachel Herring at (336) 641-2433 or rvherrin@ncsu.edu by January 15th to register. Registration fee is $10. For more information, go to http://ncfreshproducesafety.ces.ncsu.edu/.

Onslow County Center HELP Garden Class (Classroom & Hands-On) Thu Jan 29, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Fri Jan 30, 2015 @ 5:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Cooperative Extension
— 3 days away

MUST REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 6th, 2015!!! AUDIENCE: Adults 16 years of age or older. Fee to attend $75.00. For more information call 910-455-5873 or 910-340-0009 (Larry Kent or Jennifer Rich)

Transylvania County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Exam, Bryson City Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 3 days away
Anson County Center Sandhills Farm School 2015 Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM — 3 days away

The Sandhills Farm School is a seven month educational program for beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful and sustainable farms. For the Deadline and More Information and Registration go to the brochure https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Vu4Dw9mPhZb0tfRDNfVWxZUjA/view?usp=sharing. For the application go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Vu4Dw9mPhZdVVkMXlMTW10ejA/view?usp=sharing.
For any questions please call or email Aimee Colf, Extension Agent at 704-694-2914 or aimee_colf@ncsu.edu.

Hyde County Center BFMA Meeting followed by Farm Economy and Marketing Outlook Presentations Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Vernon G James Research Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth, NC 27962, United States
— 3 days away

Make plans to join the Blackland Farm Managers Association for an informative meeting at the Vernon James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth on January 29th at 9:00 AM. The program will include a presentation on the farm bill as well as an in depth look at the farm economy and crop marketing.
The meeting will also include a short business meeting for the BFMA, and will conclude with lunch.

The agenda will be as follows:
9:00 - BFMA Business Meeting
9:30 - "Farm Bill Update", Rod Rejesus, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, NCSU
10:30 - "Farm Economy Outlook and Marketing Update", Nick Piggott, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, NCSU
Noon - Lunch

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Fix It Safe/ Plan: Know What's For Dinner/ & Choosing To Move More Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Dependents. Fee to attend. For more information call 910-455-5873 (Daniela Lopez)

Pamlico County Center Pamlico County Private Applicator Safety (V) Training Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pamlico County Agricultural Center, Brinson Building, 13724 Hwy 55, Alliance, NC
— 3 days away

Safety (V) renewal credit of 2.0 hours will apply.
Registration is required, please call 252-745-4121

Sampson County Center Annual Respirator Fit Testing Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sampson County Cooperative Extension Center
— 3 days away

If you were fitted last year, you must bring your respirator. If you were not fitted, you do not need to acquire a respirator prior to the fit testing. Medical clearance will be required for individuals who were not fitted last year. You can obrtain medical clearance at www.respexam.com or at your local doctor's office. On your appointment day, you need to shave for a good fit seal. Bring your clean mask and a set of cartridges. If you don't have a mask, once you are fit tested, information will be available as to where you can purchase the mask and cartridges you may need. To schedule an appointment, call Patricia at 910-592-7161.

Alamance County Center Spring Lawn Care Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 3 days away

Think Green Thursdays--Spring Lawn Care

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

or online at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/uochpUwrM8.

Caswell County Center Caswell ECA Area Meeting Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caswell County Agricultural Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 3 days away

Caswell ECA will hold an Area Meeting on January 29, 2015 at 10:00 am in the Assembly Room. For more information, please call Sonya Patterson at 336-694-4158.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Joey E. Knight, III, County Extension Director, at 336-694-4158, email joey_knight@ncsu.edu, fax 336-694-5930 or in person at the County Extension Office at least 5 days prior to the event.

Extension Forestry Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban Wood Resource Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 days away

Speaker: Harry Watt, Forest Biomaterials, NC Cooperative Extension
Approved for SAF, ISA and APA credits.
http://www.ncsu-feop.org/UFW/

Forsyth County Center Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban Wood Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 days away

Speaker: Harry Watt, Forest Biomaterials, NC Cooperative Extension
Applying for SAF, ISA and APA credits.
http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/pronr/"> http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/pronr/

Surry County Center 2015 NW Piedmont Grain Meeting Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, United States
— 3 days away

This meeting will begin at 10am and will end with lunch. If you plan to attend this meeting, please call 336.703.2857 to register by Tuesday, January 27th.

Wilkes County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 3 days away

If you need help staying motivate to eat healthy and exercise more, the 15-week program, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, is just what you need. For more information, or to register, contact Wilkes Cooperative Extension at 336.651.7330.

on 25 calendars NCFGC MWC Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 4 days away
Randolph County Center The NC Forage and Grassland Council 2015 Winter Conference Series Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC 28716, United States
— 4 days away

Topics include:
Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Production Perspective
Annual vs. Perennial Forages and Their Use in Forage Systems: A Profitability Evaluation

Trade show and registration begin at 12:30, Program at 1pm and Social 6-7pm

Pesticide, Animal Waste, and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are available at this meeting!

Jackson County Center JAM Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM — 4 days away
Surry County Center Mushroom Production Workshop Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Surry High School, 2440 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030, United States
— 4 days away

Participants will learn how to inoculate oak logs with mushroom spawn and will be able to take the logs home with them. The workshops involve hands-on learning so prepare to leave dirty. The cost of this workshop is $20.00 and you must register before January 23rd. by calling (336) 401-8025.

Currituck County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM — 4 days away

Are you looking for a way to stick to your New Year’s Resolution this year? The Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering a 15 week weight management program to help you kick the New Year off right. The class will start on January 15, 2015 at the Currituck County Extension Center, 120 Community Way Barco NC from 5:30 until 6:45. The class will meet every Thursday and every other Tuesday until March 19th, and will focus on nutritional and fitness components of losing weight. Taste tests of healthy recipes will be offered at most class. There is a $10.00 register fee for this class. Please make your check payable to Currituck County and mail to 120 Community Way Barco NC 27917, or dropped off at the Currituck Extension Center. If you need more information, please contact Olivia Jones via phone 252-232-2261 or email at olivia_jones@ncsu.edu

Cherokee County Center Appalachia Farm School Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Southwestern Community College Small Business Center
— 4 days away

Courses and workshops will be taught by professionals from the region and by state agency representatives, and will cover topics such as GAP certification and food safety regulations; basic agribusiness planning; marketing; production and pricing for market demand; soil and pest management; agribusiness financing, and legal and insurance issues.

Chowan County Center Forestry Meeting - Estate Planning for Forest Landowners Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Merchants Millpond State Park, 176 Millpond Rd, Gatesville, NC, United States
— 4 days away

RSVP by January 26 by calling 252-357-1400.

NCSU Extension Forestry Specialists will discuss estate planning in terms you can understand, and benefit from! Come learn about "The Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes" and more! Light dinner provided, please call to reserve your meal!

Gaston County Center Gaston County Elected Officials Seminar Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizens Resource Center
— 4 days away

This seminar for elected officials in Gaston County will focus on how the County and how communities will need to adjust services and programs to the aging demographics of the County. RSVP is required to cyndy.gustashaw@gastongov.com. There is a $15 charge and dinner is provided. Call 704-922-2111 if you have questions.

Gates County Center Forestry Meeting - Estate Planning for Forest Landowners Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Merchants Millpond State Park, 176 Millpond Rd, Gatesville, NC, United States
— 4 days away

RSVP by January 26 by calling 252-357-1400.

NCSU Extension Forestry Specialists will discuss estate planning in terms you can understand, and benefit from! Come learn about "The Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes" and more! Light dinner provided, please call to reserve your meal!

Martin County Center Martin County 4-H Youth Council New Year's Kick Off Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 4 days away
Perquimans County Center Forestry Meeting - Estate Planning for Forest Landowners Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Merchants Millpond State Park, 176 Millpond Rd, Gatesville, NC, United States
— 4 days away

RSVP by January 26 by calling 252-357-1400.

NCSU Extension Forestry Specialists will discuss estate planning in terms you can understand, and benefit from! Come learn about "The Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes" and more! Light dinner provided, please call to reserve your meal!

Swain County Center Appalachian Farm School Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Southwestern Community College - Swain Campus, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 4 days away

The 2015 Appalachian Farm School is a pilot program to centralize agricultural business training in a single program for farmers in the seven western counties of North Carolina. The course begins January 29 and ends April 9, 2015, and takes place on alternating Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Courses and workshops will be taught by professionals from the region and by state agency representatives, and will cover topics such as GAP certification and food safety regulations; basic agribusiness planning; marketing; production and pricing for market demand; soil and pest management; agribusiness financing, and legal and insurance issues.

The cost for the full three-month program is $75.00, which includes dinner during each class and all materials. Registration is available online at www.wncfpc.org/appalachian-farm-school.

Find out more at: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/2015-appalachian-farm-school-registration-now-open/

Watauga County Center Invasive Weed Workshop Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 4 days away

Part 1 (1 pesticide certification hour) Information on the distribution, identification, and eradication of terrestrial and aquatic invasive weeds. Led by Paige Patterson and Wendy Patoprsty

Part 2 (1 pesticide certification hour) Construct a weed wiper that can be used to apply herbicide in areas where there is danger of damaging wanted plants or in sensitive environmental situations. There will be a small charge to construct a weed wiper.

Contact the Watauga Extension Office if you plan to make a weed wiper.

Watauga County Center Introduction to Beekeeping Course series Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Watauga Campus of Caldwell Communtiy College, Boone, NC
— 4 days away

An Introduction to Beekeeping course will be offered in Watauga County in January and February. It is designed for those who want to consider becoming beekeepers. Topics to be covered include races of bees, basic hive and frame construction and placement of hives, and beekeeping tools. In addition, the course will include information on installing bees, hive management, diseases and pests, making nucs and splits, queen replacement, and honey production as well as other topics.

The class will be held at the Watauga Campus of Caldwell Communtiy College in Boone. Class dates are January 20, 22. 27, 29, February 3, 5, and 10. Class hours are 6:00-8:00 P.M. The cost of the class is $21.00 and includes the textbook.

Interested persons can contact the Continuing Education Department at 828-297-3811.

Watauga County Center Birds Eye Business Planning Course Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ashe County Wilkes Community College Campus, West Jefferson, NC
— 4 days away

The six-week Birds Eye Business Planning course helps aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners to create a comprehensive business plan and gain the goals needed to successfully launch or improve your business. Participants acquire a clear aerial perspective of operations, financials, product/service development, and marketing. The concepts of start-up and overhead costs, units, break-even point, cash flow, mission and vision, target markets, and marketing strategy are featured. The course meets three hours per week and is designed to create a network of peers from which you gain ideas, support, and feedback along the way.

The Birds Eye Business Planning course is an enhanced version of the popular Mountain BizWorks Foundations course that has helped to launch and expand hundreds of WNC’s most successful small businesses.

In 18 hours over 6 weekly sessions, participants will gain a clear aerial perspective of their business operations, financials, research and development, and marketing strategies. Participants will leave the course with a comprehensive business plan, a clear vision for their business, and concrete tasks for future work.

Registration, Pricing and Scholarship Info

The next Birds Eye Business Planning course series will begin Thursday, January 29th from 6-9pm in West Jefferson at the Ashe County Wilkes Community College Campus.

Registration will begin Jan 1, 2015.

$250 included printed curriculum, flash drive, class time, and one hour with the facilitator outside of the class.

Please visit the Google Form to register and the Square page to make the $50 deposit:
Registration- http://goo.gl/forms/Z0GtcNkYHT

For more information on the Birds Eye Business Planning course series, contact:

Sara Brown
Entrepreneurship Support Specialist
164 S. Depot Street, Boone | NC 28607 | United States
845.238.4952
Sara.Brown@heifer.org

There are scholarships available for limited resource students. Call Ann Rose @ 336-466-4790 or email glad28643@gmail.com to learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

Guilford County Center Planning the 3-Season Vegetable Garden Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 4 days away

Vegetable gardening is especially productive in the Piedmont because we can grow food at least 10 months of the year! The key is good planning and succession planting. January is the perfect time to talk about getting ready for this year’s garden – come join us for a lively session on the many ways to get the most produce out of your personal planting space.

CLASSES ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED: Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu

Robeson County Center 4-H 4-County Volunteer Training Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 4 days away

This is the first in a series of 5 trainings for 4-H volunteers in Robeson, Cumberland, Hoke, and Moore Counties. Other meeting dates and locations are:

Five Workshops Will Be Conducted

Workshop 1: January 29 - Robeson County -- Topic: Public Speaking
Workshop 2: March 26 - Moore County -- Topic: Experiential Learning Model
Workshop 3: May 4 - Hoke County -- Topic: Life Skills Model
Workshop 4: August 17 - Cumberland County -- Topic: Judging in 4-H
Workshop 5: November 9 - Hoke County -- Topic: Putting Together Your Portfolio and Understanding the History of the N.C. 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association

Workshops will be held at each County Extension Center from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
A light dinner and supplies will be provided.

Signup Deadline: One week prior to workshop date by contacting your county Extension Center

For more information, please contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent, at 910-671-3276.

Rockingham County Center Introduction to Beekeeping Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM — 4 days away
Swain County Center In-Step Line Dancing Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 4 days away

Classes are taught by local volunteers, Cheryl and Bob Thomas. . Have fun and be active! No prior dance experience is required. Classes are FREE! For more information, contact Dee Decker at 488-3848.

Line Dancing FLYER: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/i9B1sGDehZ_PJToX2kiDsW1vO6GOkWMhFPWJlKWYKG_k-MhuB-HK2j5XLlTeoXX6i0jk0Q=s400

Vance County Center Pesticide Recertification Class (category V) Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC
— 4 days away
Warren County Center V-class - Vance @ 6:30 Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM — 4 days away
Bertie County Center Chowan Fri Jan 30, 2015 — 4 days away
Lincoln County Center 4-H Achievement Program Fri Jan 30, 2015 — 4 days away