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Camden County Center Fishing Frenzy at Jeanette's Pier Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Jeanetter's Pier, Nags Head, NC
— 11 hours ago

Spend the afternoon fishing from Jeanette's Fishing Pier in Nags Head. All fishing supplies will be provided and no fishing license in required for youth ages 5-18. Youth 5-8 must be accompanied by an adult or person over 18. Cost is $8 per youth.

Greene County Center Fish, Dolphins, & Ponies Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Beaufort, NC, USA
— 11 hours ago

Ages: 8-18

Cost: $30 -- Parents may attend at same cost.

We will travel to explore Shackleford Banks, scouting for ponies, dolphins and marine life! Bring sunscreen, a change of clothes, bagged lunch, water and shoes. Youth must have participated in another day camp to attend this fun adventure! An additional waiver must be signed to attend, complete this at office when registering.

Martin County Center Local Foods & Dairy 4-H Day Camp Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh NC (registration is full)
— 11 hours ago
Gaston County Center Farm Life 101 Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension SonRidge Farm, 246 Wright Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, United States
— 10 hours ago

Class is Full

Hyde County Center 4-H Robotics 11-18 year olds Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hyde County Government Center - Teaching Kitchen
— 10 hours ago
Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 10 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Swain County Farmers Market Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Island Street, Downtown, Bryson City
— 10 hours ago

"Local Food and Crafts for Local People"
Swain County Farmers Market is Open May through October on Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. An additional, Tuesday Market will run from June 16 through September 15, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For more information, go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/swain-county-farmers-market/

or contact, Christine Bredenkamp at (828) 488-3848.

Cabarrus County Center Quilting Mothers Special Interest ECA Club Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28027, United States
— 9 hours ago

Call Nancy Carlson at 704/788-7838 for more information. Some days they do not meet due to various schedules but meet most Fridays.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 9 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center 4-H Weather Program (4-H Summer) Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Recreation Park, 30 Rec. Park Drive, Bryson City
— 9 hours ago

4-H Summer Program: This exciting summer program will include “Single Station Weather Forecasting” with Cloud Charts and Wind Vanes. Youth will make their own wind vane to take home too! We will also visit a remote weather station at the nearby ball field. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at the park! Presented by Rob Hawk, Extension Director.

For: 4-Hers ages 5-18 + their families
Cost: FREE

Must call 488-3848 to register. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/360752/

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 8 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

on 3 calendars Green Industry IPM Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Dr, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 5 hours ago

http://buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/green-industry-ipm-2015/

Transylvania County Center Green Industry IPM Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Dr, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 5 hours ago

http://buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/green-industry-ipm-2015/

Hertford County Center Winton Farmers Market Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 205 S Main St, Winton, NC 27986, USA
— 4 hours ago

The Winton Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3-6pm from May till November. There is a good variety of fresh fruits and veggies as well as baked goods and more. For more information please visit their website: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/wintonncfarmersmarket/ or visit and like them on Facebook for more up to date information https://www.facebook.com/WintonFarmersMarket/timeline

Richmond County Center Randolph Co. Heiffer Show Fri Jul 31, 2015 Today 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheboro, NC
— 3 hours ago
Cabarrus County Center 4-H Clubs and Youth Programs In Cabarrus County Sat Aug 1, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clubs meet at various times, locations and dates throughout the county.
— 5 hours away

4-H clubs and programs are about youth ages 5-19 years old having fun with friends and learning new skills throughout year. Clubs are guided by adult volunteers and meet monthly. Club members go on educational tours, attend special programs, conduct community service projects, plus lots more! Through continued club membership, youth gain skills in decision-making, cooperation, and communication. Several Cabarrus 4-H clubs specialize in study of horses; one for children ages 5-8, one just for teens, and several in multiple educational areas. For information call Tracy LeCompte, Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development at 704/920-3318 or email tracy_lecompte@ncsu.edu

Cabarrus County Center Join ECA Clubs with Passion for Learning & Sharing Sat Aug 1, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clubs vary locations, meeting times and locations. Call Pam Outen, Extension Agent at 704/920-3310
— 5 hours away

Interesting Educational Programs Planned by ECA!
The mission of North Carolina Extension Community Association (ECA) is to strengthen families through education, leadership development, and community services. Interested adults may visit a club that suits their schedule and enjoy interesting programs on various time relevant topics such as: What Bugs You; Slow Cooker Soups, Stews and More; the Buzz about Bees; Aroma Therapy; You Can have Your Cake and Eat It Too-How to Alter Desserts to Cut Calories; and Christmas In Holland. For a list of club schedules and meeting times, call Pam Outen, Extension Agent at 704/920-3322 or email pcouten@ncsu.edu .

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 1, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 hours away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Jackson County Center 4-H Farmers Market Booth Sat Aug 1, 2015 — 5 hours away
McDowell County Center Livestock Show Sat Aug 1, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension McDowell Agricultural Center 188 Ag Services Drive Marion NC 28752
— 5 hours away

69th Annual Junior Livestock Show will begin at 9am. Entry deadline is Thursday, July 2nd, no late entries will be accepted.

Rowan County Center 4-H Farmer's Market Food Show Sat Aug 1, 2015 — 5 hours away
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Sat Aug 1, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 12 hours away

The Downtown Lincolnton farmers market is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Alexander County Center Farmers Market Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 13 hours away
Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers' Market Open Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027, USA
— 13 hours away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers Market Rotary Square Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Union Street- South, Concord, NC 28025
— 13 hours away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Davidson County Center Thomasville Farmers Market Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 13 hours away

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden.

Davidson County Center Lexington Farmers Market Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension The Lexington Farmers Market, 129 Railroad St., Lexington, NC
— 13 hours away

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden and Davidson County strawberries.

Greene County Center Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market Event - Ice Cream Month Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market, 470 Highway 13 South, Snow Hill, NC 28580
— 13 hours away

Come out and taste the local flavor of ice cream!

Simply Natural Dairy & Creamery
Jones Fruit Farms
La Michoacans Delicious Ice Cream

Guilford County Center Gibsonville Market Day Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gibsonville Town Green, Gibsonville, NC
— 13 hours away

Gibsonville Market Day "Harvest Day & Healthy Living"

Questions call Christy Baxley at 336.278.1328

Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ Denver Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rock Springs Elementary School, 3633 Hwy 16 North, Denver, NC
— 13 hours away

The Market @ Denver is open every Saturday from 8am to noon. Select vendors accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Buncombe County Center Ask a Gardener- Asheville City Market Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville City Market 161 charlotte st asheville, nc
— 13 hours away

Ask questions, bring problems and/or plants for identification, learn about upcoming Extension Master Gardener Volunteer programs, purchase a Gardening Guide for our Mountains, pick up Cooperative Extension publications and soil test kits.

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Rimer Club Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 13 hours away

Call Leader for which Saturdays club will meet each month. This community club is involved in a variety of interests and has hosted a booth at the Master Gardener Spring Herb and Plant Festival for the past 9 years to educate people on the tastiness of herbs in recipes. Youth ages 5-18 are allowed to join and participate in fun activities, projects and events. Contact Alisa Wickliff at 704-436-9807 or abwickli@email.uncc.edu

Onslow County Center Farmers Market Sat Aug 1, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Farmers' Market Inc, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 13 hours away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend. LOCATION: Onslow County Farmers Market, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For additional information contact Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or check out their website at http://onslowncfarmersmarket.com.

Avery County Center DEADLINE: NC Landscape Contractors' License Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 14 hours away

New Requirements For The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ License:

On August 1, 2014 the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that mandates any landscape professional who wants to perform landscaping work where the price of all contracts for labor, material, and other items for a given job site, dying any consecutive 12 month period, is greater than $30,000 must have a landscape contractors license. The law was passed for several reasons. The first reason being to protect the consumer. The Landscape Contractors Licensing Board will help consumers who have legitimate complaints. The license will also eliminate the need for a landscape contractor to hold a general contractors license when performing jobs over $30,000. Being a Licensed Landscape Contractor will also identify you as a professional to consumers and municipalities

There is a grandfathering provision that allows you to obtain the license without taking the certification test, but this must be done by August 1, 2015. You are eligible if:

Registered Landscape Contractor
Licensed Irrigation contractor
Certified Turf Professional

Have 3 years of documented landscape contracting experience, eduction can be substituted for years experience at a rate of 1 year for a 2 year degree, 2 years for a 4 year degree, 2 years for education or business experience.

More information and applications can be found at: http://nclclb.com/licensing-2/licensing/

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" Open Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 14 hours away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Craven County Center Tomato Canning Workshop Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven Ag Building, 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC
— 14 hours away

Tomato canning workshop, registration required call 252-633-1477
Fee $10, check made out to Craven County

Lee County Center Heart and Hands ECA Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mc swain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 14 hours away
McDowell County Center Historic Marion Tailgate Market Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Depot St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 14 hours away

http://www.marionnc.org/farmers.php

Sampson County Center Goat Management Training Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D&A Farm, 56 Hayes Mills Road, Autryville, NC 28318
— 14 hours away

Goat Management Workshop. Dr. Ralph Noble, Department of Animal Science and Dr. Niki Whitley, Livestock Specialist will conduct this workshop.
This workshop will provide information on stock selection, body condition scoring, foot trimming, deworming and other items relevant goat management and breeding will be covered. ***Workshop hosted by Sampson County Cooperative Extension and NCA&T. For more information contact James Hartsfield at 910-592-7161 or Craig Bush at 910-567-2863 by July 28.

Union County Center The Basics of Home Canning Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3230 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC 28112, USA
— 14 hours away

2015 Descriptions of Food Preservation Classes at Union County Agricultural Center, Monroe, NC

The Basics of Home Canning workshop is a 5-1/2 hour hands-on training that teaches the following:
Canning Safety
Types of Equipment
Proper Canning Methods
Boiling Water Bath Canning
Pressure Canning
And More!
The workshop is designed for beginners with little or no previous experience. However, if you are an experienced canner, or a little rusty on technique, the workshop is for you, too, as it will provide an update on current USDA recommendations and help you brush up on your canning skills – both water bath canning and pressure canning. If you have never taken a canning class at the Union County Agricultural Center before, then this is the one you should take first.

Comments from past Basics of Home Canning workshop participants include:

“Enjoyed the whole workshop. Thorough teaching and application. This was above and beyond my expectations. Everything was perfect! I feel I can do this now.”

Times: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Dates: Three sessions of The Basics of Home Canning workshop will be offered this season. Each is the same, so you only need to sign up for one date.

Friday, June 5, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015

All sessions will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center at 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of The Basics of Home Canning workshop: $20.00 each

HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.


Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such

Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such is a 4-hour hands-on workshop that addresses water bath canning with a specific emphasis on the proper way to home can tomatoes, salsa, tomato juice, and other tomato products in a water bath canner.

The workshop will begin with a basic discussion of home canning and the safety considerations involved with this method of food preservation. We will talk about the kinds of equipment needed for water bath canning* and how to operate a water bath canner properly. Participants will have the chance to practice hands-on techniques when they get into the Extension demo-kitchen to can tomatoes and prepare salsa. Participants will receive guidelines for acidifying all varieties of tomatoes safely and will go home with lots of canning recipes for tasty tomato treats!

Dates:
Two sessions of Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such will be offered. Each session is the same so you need only sign up for one date:

Friday, June 12, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015

Times: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

All sessions will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such: $20.00 each

• Please note: Tomatoes may be canned in a pressure canner, too, but this workshop does not address pressure canning. For more information about how to use a pressure canner, please see the description for the Basics of Home Canning workshop. Those who prefer using a pressure canner for canning tomatoes might still like to take this workshop, however, as it provides an update on current guidelines for preparing, acidifying, packing and processing tomatoes to keep products safe. Those guidelines would be the same whether you used a water bath or a pressure canner.


HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.


Water Bath Canning: Pickles, Relishes and More

Water Bath Canning: Pickles, Relishes and More is a 4-hour hands on workshop that addresses water bath canning with a specific emphasis on the making of pickles, relishes and other pickled fruits and vegetables.

The workshop will begin with a basic discussion of home canning and the safety considerations involved with this method of food preservation. We will talk about the kinds of equipment needed for water bath canning and how to operate a water bath canner. Participants will have the chance to practice hands-on techniques when they get into the Extension demo-kitchen to prepare and can a variety of pickled products.

Participants will receive guidelines on making a variety of quick pack pickles as well as information on making fermented pickles and sauerkraut. Also included will be a discussion of firming agents, vinegar selection and making reduced-salt and reduce-sugar pickles.

Prerequisite: Taking the Basics of Home Canning Class is recommended before taking this class.

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The workshop will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of Water Bath Canning: Pickles, Relishes and More: $20.00 each

HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.


Introduction to Food Preservation: Freezing and Dehydrating

The Introduction to Food Preservation: Freezing and Dehydrating is a 4-hour program designed to teach the principles of safe freezing and food dehydrating.

The class will begin with an overview of the principles of freezing and dehydrating. Participants will learn about the safety aspects involved with each process and the key considerations when selecting equipment. The instructor will also have freezing and dehydrating equipment on display. Following the presentation, participants will move into the kitchen for some hands-on experiences, including freezing and dehydrating of a number of different fruits and vegetables.

If you know little about the principles behind freezing and dehydrating but think you might like to get more involved, then attending this program is a great way to get started. If you are already familiar with freezing and dehydrating but just want a refresher…you will find the program informative and fun, too.

Dates:
Two session of this workshop will be presented this season. Each is the same so you only need to sign up for one date.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

All sessions will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of The Introduction to Food Preservation: Freezing and Dehydrating workshop: $20.00 each.

HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.

Guilford County Center General Greene Car Show Sat Aug 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235, United States
— 15 hours away

Contact Don Reece – 336-601-3522

McDowell County Center From Plant to Plate: Food Preservation Sat Aug 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 930 Shady Ln, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 15 hours away
Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit K-9 Capers Dog Specialtiy Club Sat Aug 1, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy, 2139 Supply Court, Suite 1, Concord NC 28027
— 18 hours away

4-H Club is for ages 5-19. K-9 Capers Jr. Handlers Training Club is for ages 8-18.
Parents must stay with kids 5-8 years old at all times. We shall have a once a month business meeting followed by a hands-on topic which may include a field trip. Topics will vary such as careers, pet food, medical protocols, diseases, first aid. It may also include in depth topics such canine sports, guide dogs, search and rescue and much more. Dogs will not generally be at these meetings unless specified. Meetings will posted to www.k9capersTraining.com and will be sent via e-mail.
Contact Donna Rogers at 704-721-6757 or email: k9capers@gmail.com .

Cabarrus County Center Visit Carolina Co-eds 4-H Club Sat Aug 1, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Contact leader for meeting address
— 23 hours away

This club specializes in girls' leadership and community service. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact Wilma Means, Leader at 704-782-9768 or wilmameans@aol.com

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Future Focus Fitness Speciality Club Sat Aug 1, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Logan Community Center, 304 Lincoln Street-SW, Concord 28025
— 24 hours away

4-H club invites youth ages 8-18 years old to visit this club that would enjoy fitness activities and sports. Contact club leader Tamera Nealy at 980-248-5932, 704-782-7163 or tamron_2@hotmail.com

Chowan County Center 4-H Camp Sun Aug 2- Sat Aug 8, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— Tomorrow
on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 2, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— Tomorrow

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Greene County Center 4-H Camp @ Betsy Jeff Penn Sun Aug 2- Sat Aug 8, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Reidsville, NC 27320, USA
— Tomorrow

Deadline Registration: Week prior to each camp.

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Sun Aug 2, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 2 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Horticulture Arboretum Guided Tour Sun Aug 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tour begins at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 days away

Guided tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday at 2:00 pm from March–October. Join one of the JCRA's volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum's plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA's collections and gardens.

Details:
http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1031

Horticulture Arboretum Guided Tour Sun Aug 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tour begins at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 days away

Guided tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday at 2:00 pm from March–October. Join one of the JCRA's volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum's plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA's collections and gardens.

Details:
http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1031

Jackson County Center YLC-moved Sun Aug 2, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM — 2 days away
Bertie County Center Hunter Safety Mon Aug 3- Thu Aug 6, 2015 (All Day Event) — 2 days away
on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Mon Aug 3, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Halifax County Center Citizenship Adventure Camp Mon Aug 3- Sat Aug 8, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Halifax, NC
— 2 days away
Mecklenburg County Center 4-H Entrepreneurship: Mini Society Mon Aug 3- Sat Aug 8, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CES/Armory
— 2 days away

Mini Society
When: August 3rd-7th, 2015
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Meet at Armory to depart & for pickup
Where: Gaston County Extension (Transportation provided)
Cost: $50 (lunch is not included – youth must pack a lunch)
Age(s): 9-13 years old
Description: Youth will create their own Mini‐Society and earn money through mini‐businesses they create! Youth will have the chance to name their own town, create a system for earning money, designing their money, apply for jobs, and they may even be mayor!! Participants have the chance to learn economic and business basics by creating a business and will buy and sell among themselves. The week ends with an auction where you get the chance to buy real items to take home using mini society dollars earned during the week. Registration link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/mini-society/19381.

Northampton County Center 4-H Girls day out? Mon Aug 3, 2015 — 2 days away
Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Aug 3, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $5.00/4 classes. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Soils Subsurface Wastewater System Operator Training School Mon Aug 3- Thu Aug 6, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mills River, NC, USA
— 2 days away

Details available at: http://www.cvent.com/events/o-m-100-subsurface-wastewater-system-operator-training-school/event-summary-b61925ecdd144d21844f20233ca1ad8b.aspx

Caldwell County Center Farm to Fork Extravaganza Mon Aug 3, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Thu Aug 6, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at the Caldwell Extension Center
— 3 days away

This special week will bring all the elements of cooking, community, and farming together. We have a full dinner menu planned and will connect with the ingredients and their sources throughout the week. This week’s journey will bring us across Caldwell and neighboring counties. Camp will begin and conclude at the Cooperative Extension office daily.

Instructors: 4-H Staff, Junior Leaders, Special Instructors, and Farmers

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Mon Aug 3, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 3 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Robeson County Center 4-H Biotech Day Camp Mon Aug 3, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -Fri Aug 7, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 3 days away

AGES 9 - 13
COST: $75
There are no more slots left for this camp.

This Science Day Camp introduces youth to science and technology activities. This multicounty camp will include marine biology, solar energy, hands-on adventures, and much more. The cost of this camp includes transportation, admission costs, snacks,
drinks, lunches, and supplies.

For more information about this program, please contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, Extension 4-H Agent, at Shea_Ann_DeJarnette@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Columbus County Center 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp --- Free --- Children Ages 5-8 --- Each day will be FUN FILLED with: Story Time, Games, Crafts, Movies, and Exercise! --- Bring your favorite book! --- Snacks Provided Mon Aug 3, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -Wed Aug 5, 2015 @ 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 days away

Children, ages 5-8 will enjoy age appropriate crafts, games, movies, story time, fun exercises and snacks each day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Davidson County Center Paper Crafting Summer Fun Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 3 days away

There’s so many creative things you can do with paper! In this workshop,
participants will learn how to make intricate paper flowers that can be
used as decoration for their home. As time permits, original paper cards
might also be made.

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Durham County Center The Giving Closet Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 3 days 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 Mini Society Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 3 days away

Class Full

Gaston County Center ECA Knitting Classes Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 3 days 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.

Gaston County Center Matter of Balance Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 3 days away

This award-winning program (8 sessions) focuses on fall prevention and increasing physical activity. Designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Instructors: Pam Bryson, Doris Graham, & Pam Myers. Sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging. Program is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 by July 20th.

McDowell County Center Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board Meeting Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 3 days away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Mon Aug 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Dog Training Camp Mon Aug 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 3 days away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Mon Aug 3, 2015 11:00 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 Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Chowan County Center Chowan/MHFC/Walker-Large conf room and kitchen Mon Aug 3, 2015 @ 1:00 PM -Thu Aug 6, 2015 @ 3:00 PM — 3 days away
Davie County Center Clover Club Mon Aug 3, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM — 3 days away
Richmond County Center Smoothie Class for Seniors Mon Aug 3, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rockingham Sr. Center
— 3 days away
Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers Market Harrisburg Mon Aug 3, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6960 Robinson Church Rd, Harrisburg, NC 28075, USA
— 3 days away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Cabarrus County Center Visit PHILA, Inc. 4-H Club Mon Aug 3, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 215 Gay St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
— 3 days 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

Davie County Center Clover Club Mon Aug 3, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 3 days away
Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Aug 3, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $5.00/4 classes. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Buncombe County Center ESMM Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 94 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
— 3 days away

Classes on Monday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Learn how to save money at the grocery store, prepare quick and easy recipes, keep foods safe and the importance of physical activity. Each participant will receive useful kitchen tools and those who attend all five classes will receive a certificate of completion and an EFNEP (Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program) cookbook. Classes are free but preregistration is necessary by calling 255-5522.

Caldwell County Center Boots and Bits Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Second Hand Ranch off Union Grove Road
— 3 days away

Join us at Second Chance Ranch off Union Grove Rd., Lenoir.

Come and spend the evening with our horses. We will pick one just for you and a friend! Learn how to care for your horse by bathing, grooming, feeding, saddling, and riding. We will have snacks and do crafts together too. This camp is for all riding abilities including beginners.

Instructors: 4-H Saddleclub Leaders and Volunteers

Cherokee County Center High Tunnel Techniques Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 3 days away

This is an informal setting located at the high tunnels in Marble at Sheriff's training center. Keith Wood will be there Monday and Thursday afternoons (weather permitting) starting at 6pm for those that have high tunnels or are interested in growing in high tunnels. Keith will be there to show what is growing in the incubator high tunnel and answer any questions growers may have. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Today's topic:

What to do with overripe and cull produce

Clay County Center High Tunnel Techniques Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 3 days away

This is an informal setting located at the high tunnels in Marble at Sheriff's training center. Keith Wood will be there Monday and Thursday afternoons (weather permitting) starting at 6pm for those that have high tunnels or are interested in growing in high tunnels. Keith will be there to show what is growing in the incubator high tunnel and answer any questions growers may have. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Hyde County Center Hyde County Commissioner Meeting Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hyde County Government Center - Multipurpose Room
— 3 days away
Onslow County Center Landscape Design for Homeowers I Mon Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. No fee to attend, but pre-registration is requested. It is recommended that you also register for the second class in this series, Landscape Design for Homeowners II, on August 10, 2015. LOCATION: Onslow County Multi-Purpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information and to register call 910-455-5873.

Alexander County Center Livestock Club Meeting Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 376 1st Avenue SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681
— 3 days away

This is the clubs monthly club meeting.

on 6 calendars Bats for Pest Control Workshop Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Silk Hope, NC
— 3 days away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Protecting and Enhancing Bat Populations to Help with Pest Control on the Farm from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday August 3 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. The workshop will be taught by UNC-Greensboro biologist and bat expert Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell.

There are approximately 11 species of bats in the piedmont region of North Carolina and all of them eat insects, including mosquitoes and many important agricultural pests like corn earworms, stink bugs, cucumber beetles, planthoppers, and much more. Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and this is a conservative estimate. A large colony of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) can eat 18 million corn rootworms each summer, while a single evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) can consume over 20,000 insects annually.

AGENDA:

Bats in your Backyard: Biology, Ecology, and Relevance to Farmers and Agriculture
- Bats as fascinating mammals
- Resources that bats need for survival
- Bats as insect consumers in piedmont food webs
- Specific species on piedmont farms
- Ways to attract bats to your farm or garden
- Threats to piedmont bats
- What you can do for bat conservation

Q&A Session

On-Site Bat Observation Session with Bat Detectors (weather permitting)

Advance registration is required by July 29. To register go to http://go.ncsu.edu/bat-workshop

Hertford County Center 4-H Livestock Show and Sale Committee Meeting Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murfree Center in Murfreesboro NC
— 3 days away

If you are interested in raising and showing livestock at the annual Hertford-Northampton 4-H Livestock Show and Sale please plan to join us! Any youth between the ages of 5-18 years old as of January 1, 2014 can sign up to be in 4-H and participate in this great project! If you have questions please feel free to call the Extension Office and we will be glad to help you out! We are looking for new participants so make plans to come out and join us or set up a meeting with an agent to learn more!

Horticulture Bats for Pest Control Workshop Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center, Silk Hope, NC
— 3 days away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Protecting and Enhancing Bat Populations to Help with Pest Control on the Farm from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday August 3 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. The workshop will be taught by UNC-Greensboro biologist and bat expert Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell.

There are approximately 11 species of bats in the piedmont region of North Carolina and all of them eat insects, including mosquitoes and many important agricultural pests like corn earworms, stink bugs, cucumber beetles, planthoppers, and much more. Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and this is a conservative estimate. A large colony of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) can eat 18 million corn rootworms each summer, while a single evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) can consume over 20,000 insects annually.

AGENDA:

Bats in your Backyard: Biology, Ecology, and Relevance to Farmers and Agriculture
- Bats as fascinating mammals
- Resources that bats need for survival
- Bats as insect consumers in piedmont food webs
- Specific species on piedmont farms
- Ways to attract bats to your farm or garden
- Threats to piedmont bats
- What you can do for bat conservation

Q&A Session

On-Site Bat Observation Session with Bat Detectors (weather permitting)

Advance registration is required by July 29. To register go to http://go.ncsu.edu/bat-workshop

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Tue Aug 4, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Pesticide Safety Waynesville Pesticide School Tue Aug 4- Thu Aug 6, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WAYNESVILLE, NC– August 4-5, 2015 Haywood Extension Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786
— 3 days away
Buncombe County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Haywood County Tue Aug 4, 2015 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 3 days away
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Tue Aug 4, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 3 days away

The Downtown Lincolnton farmers market is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Transylvania County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Haywood County Tue Aug 4, 2015 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 3 days away
Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Tue Aug 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 4 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Tue Aug 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 4 days away

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

Caswell County Center Powerful Pollinators (Ages 5-8) (Pre-registration is required) Tue Aug 4, 2015 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 4 days away

Do you love watermelon, almonds, squash and more? We are going to learn just how these awesome fruits, nuts, and veggies are pollinated. Meet a few awesome pollinators and learn a LOT about how these little insects do us a HUGE favor when it comes to eating. Note: We may be outside in the gardens, so it is recommended that you wear sunscreen.
Cost: $1.00
Ages: 5-8
Limit: 15 participants

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Registration will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

McDowell County Center WBRM 1250 AM Radio Program Tue Aug 4, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 4 days away

McDowell County Extension staff talk timely topics to Annette Bryant.

Northampton County Center Advisory Leadership Meeting Tue Aug 4, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM — 4 days away
Currituck County Center 4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 4 days away

Pre-registration required. This horse camp is designed to teach kids ages 8-12 about horse care, safety, responsibility and riding styles in a fun and energetic environment. Both experienced and non-experienced horse lovers will learn the basics of equine science and horsemanship.

For more information contact: Tom Harrell, 232-2262

Davidson County Center Thomasville Farmers Market Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 4 days away

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden.

McDowell County Center SD Grandfather Mtn Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 4 days away

Grandfather Mountain

August 4, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 5-18
Class Limit 10 Cost $10.00

Travel up the mountain to see life from the top. We will hike around the mountain; visit with the park naturalist for a great educational class and for the brave walk across the mile high swinging bridge!

What to bring: Bagged lunch and comfortable hiking shoes.

Northampton County Center 4-H Sew Exciting Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9495 NC Hwy 305, Jackson NC 27845
— 4 days away

Join talented local seamstress, Susan Stephenson, to learn the basics of sewing and create a beautiful craft that you will take home!

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Rockingham County Center Making the Cut...Woodworking - 4-H Summer Adventures Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 4 days away
Cabarrus County Center Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting/Program Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027.
— 4 days away

“Horticulture Meeting and MGV Program”
Programs open to the public. Any adult interested in plants and a greener world are invited to join Cabarrus Extension's Master Gardener Volunteers first Tuesday of each month, 9:30 a.m. For information, call 704/920-3310 or email djgofort@ncsu.edu .

Gaston County Center Mini Society Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 4 days away

Class Full

Chowan County Center Ask A Master Gardener Helpline Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 4 days away

Got a gardening question? Call the Ask A Master Gardener Helpline. For residents of Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County NC; every Tuesday and Thursday; 10am to noon; March - September; call (252) 482-6585.

Gaston County Center Martha Goebel ECA Club Meeting Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 4 days away

Martha Goebel ECA is one of eight Extension & Community Association (ECA) clubs in Gaston County. This club proudly serves members with visual disabilities. 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.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Onslow County Center Farmers Market at Camp Lejeune Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Camp Lejeune MCB Commissary, 1230 Holcomb Boulevard, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend. LOCATION: Parking lot of the Commissary, Holcomb Blvd., Camp Lejeune, NC. For additional information contact Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or check out their website at http://onslowncfarmersmarket.com.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Dog Training Camp Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 4 days away
Person County Center Better Choices Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Senior Center
— 4 days away

Older Adult Snap-Ed nutrition program

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Tue Aug 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Cumberland County Center Preparing Your Fall Vegetable Garden - Extension's Better Living Series Tue Aug 4, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 4 days away

It’s hot but not for long. Cooler weather is right around the corner. A productive fall garden requires thoughtful planning and proper cultivation practices. Join us to learn how to extend your season for a bountiful fall harvest this year. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.

Caswell County Center Powerful Pollinators (Ages 9-12) (Pre-registration is required) Tue Aug 4, 2015 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 4 days away

Do you love watermelon, almonds, squash and more? We are going to learn just how these awesome fruits, nuts, and veggies are pollinated. Meet a few awesome pollinators and learn a LOT about how these little insects do us a HUGE favor when it comes to eating. Note: We may be outside in the gardens, so it is recommended that you wear sunscreen.
Cost: $1.00
Ages: 9-12
Limit: 15 participants

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Registration will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

Davidson County Center Good Guys & Bad Guys Summer Fun Tue Aug 4, 2015 @ 1:00 PM -Thu Aug 6, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 4 days away

There’s so many creative things you can do with paper! In this workshop,
participants will learn how to make intricate paper flowers that can be
used as decoration for their home. As time permits, original paper cards
might also be made.

McDowell County Center Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 4 days away

http://www.marionnc.org/farmers.php

Onslow County Center Farmers' Market Assn Mtg. Tue Aug 4, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. No fee to attend. LOCATION: 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information call Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793.

Henderson County Center Pre-Harvest Meeting Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 4 days away

Wayne Pace Bluehouse Rd, Dana. This program is eligible for X pesticide credits.

Onslow County Center National Night Out Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Jacksonville, NC, USA
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. Several Extension Agents, EFNEP Nutrition Program, Master Gardener's Association, Beekeepers Association, and the Farmers' Market Association will have booths and information available. For more information call 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Tuesday Market - Swain County Farmers Market Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Island Street, downtown Bryson City
— 4 days away

"Local Food and Crafts for Local People"

Swain County Farmers Market is now OPEN an additional, Tuesdays from June 16 through September 15, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The regular market still runs May through October on Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information, go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/swain-county-farmers-market/

or contact, Christine Bredenkamp at (828) 488-3848.

Swain County Center Clogging Classes for All Ages Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 4 days away

Tuesdays
5:00 pm - Beginner Youth 4+
5:30 pm - Tangled Feet Stompers Practice
6:30 pm - Beginner Adult

Classes are free. Instructor: Kerry Plemmons

Call 488-3848 for more information.

Franklin County Center First on Scene Training: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -Franklin County Extension Annex Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549, USA
— 4 days away

Farmers in the region are encouraged to participate in a new program in NC for farm families, “First on Scene.” The Franklin County Extension Center will be hosting the training on Tuesday, August 4th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Annex meeting room at the Extension Center in Louisburg. The training will be conducted by the NC Agromedicine Institute, LaMar Grafft, instructor, with the purpose to teach individuals who are first on scene at a farm incident how to respond safely. Farms who participate will receive a free “farm first aid kit”, free “fire extinguisher”, and up to $250 cost share for safety & health supplies &/or training. A sponsored meal will be served from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m., with the training from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. If you plan to attend, you must pre-register by contacting Franklin County Cooperative Extension at (919) 496-3344 or email martha_mobley@ncsu.edu by Friday, July 31st.

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $5.00/4 classes. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Anson County Center 4-H Project Record & Presentation Workshop Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 4 days away
Onslow County Center Pesticide Re-Certification Class Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Private Pesticide Applicators - 2 Hours of "V" credits. No fee to attend. LOCATION: 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information and to register call Kate Holt or Melissa Huffman at 910-455-5873.

Surry County Center Joyful Journals Workshop Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC, United States
— 4 days away

Co-Sponsored by Surry Community College and Surry County ECA. Cost: $15. Please register by calling Surry Community College at (336) 386-3229

Watauga County Center Watauga County Beekeepers Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 4 days away
Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality Club Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 4 days away

Youth ages 10-16 years old are invited to participate in this horse speciality club. Owning or riding a horse is not required. Call Karen Mirandi at 704-807-5166 or email karen.mirandi@bankofamerica.com or call Scarlett Parker at 704-699-5645 or email at sbpqhone@aol.com

Haywood County Center Haywood County Beekeepers Tue Aug 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 4 days away
on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Aug 5, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Franklin County Center Blacklands Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle Grove Seeds in Belhaven (336 Circle Grove Farm Rd, Belhaven, NC 27810
— 4 days away

Blacklands Farm Managers Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 5 at Circle Grove Seeds in Belhaven (336 Circle Grove Farm Rd, Belhaven, NC 27810. A vendor fair will be from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM with presentations starting at 9:00 AM. Contact is Rod Gurganus at (252) 946-0111 or rod_gurganus@ncsu.edu

Harnett County Center State 4-H Officer Training Wed Aug 5- Sat Aug 8, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 4 days away

Sarah is contact.

Hyde County Center 45th Anuual Blackland Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 336 Circle Grove Farm Road, Belhaven NC
— 4 days away
Washington County Center Career Day Camp Wed Aug 5, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Office, Plymouth
— 4 days away
Buncombe County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Haywood County Wed Aug 5, 2015 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 4 days away
Martin County Center 2015 Blackland Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle Grove Seeds and Haslin Farms 336 Circle Grove Farm Road, Belhaven NC Coordinates: 35.555089, -76.562820
— 4 days away

Blackland Farm Managers Tour
7:00 – 8:30 AM Plot Tours, Exhibits, Registration

Morning Session

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Fertility, Insects, and Diseases:

9:30 AM Carl Crozier, Corn and Soybean Fertilization

9:50 AM Dominic Reisig, Stinkbugs

Cotton Production:

10:10 AM Guy Collins, Cotton Agronomics

Drainage:

10:30 Robert Evans, Drainage for Maximum Yields

Soybean Production:

11:00 AM Jim Dunphy, Soybean Maximum Yield Test

11:30 AM Lunch and Exhibits

Afternoon Session

Corn Production: Why Are We NOT Raising 500 Bushel Corn in Eastern NC?

1:00 PM Ron Heiniger, Corn Production Topics

2:00 PM Dewey Lee, Professor and Extension Grains Agronomist, University of Georgia, Corn Production Topics

3:00 PM Door Prizes and Closing

Transylvania County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Haywood County Wed Aug 5, 2015 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 4 days away
Cabarrus County Center Soil Sampling Kits Available M-F Wed Aug 5, 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
— 5 days away

Weekdays: “Soil Analysis Kits Available"
You will need to pay postage and mail. 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. Mail to NCDA Agronomic Division in Raleigh. Results are usually available online within 3 weeks. Assistance with interpreting results may be obtained from an Extension Agent at 704/920-3310. NOTE:There is a $4 charge for peak season -testing for each sample from Nov. 27-March 30. Pay online at www.ncagr.gov/agronomi .

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Wed Aug 5, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 5 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Cumberland County Center 4-H Summer Adventures - Cuttin' Up Culinary Fun Wed Aug 5, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive # 140, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 5 days away

Ages *13-18 (as of January 1, 2015)
Youth will work in teams to plan, budget, and create a fantastic dish. Teens will learn about food safety, proper cooking techniques, teamwork, and leadership through this two day program. Closed-toe shoes. Lunch prepared during the workshop. Closed-toe shoes required. Cost is $30. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 or Susan Johnson at 910.321.6405 for additional information.

Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Wed Aug 5, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 5 days away

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

Washington County Center Blackland Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle Grove Seeds Inc, 336 Circle Grove Farm Road, Belhaven, NC 27810, United States
— 5 days away
Currituck County Center 4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp Wed Aug 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 5 days away

Pre-registration required. This horse camp is designed to teach kids ages 8-12 about horse care, safety, responsibility and riding styles in a fun and energetic environment. Both experienced and non-experienced horse lovers will learn the basics of equine science and horsemanship.

For more information contact: Tom Harrell, 232-2262

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Wed Aug 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 5 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Leopold Education Project: Educators Workshop Wed Aug 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 675 Cane Creek Road, Sylva, NC
— 5 days away

School Teachers, Camp Counselors, Extension Agents, Environmental Educators and anyone who wants to educate the next generation about conservation steward-ship and land ethics are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Cost is $20. Register by calling Robert Hawk at 586-4009 by July 24.

For more information go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/leopold-education-project-educators-workshop/

The Land Ethic:
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum targeted for grades 6-12. The goal of the program is to create an ecologically literate citizenry.

LEP increases student's awareness of the land, informs them of how to make responsible choices for our planet, while simultaneously teaching important social, collaborative and critical thinking skills.

LEP ins unique in that it uses a classic environmental literary work, Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac."

Learn more about Leopold Education Project at: www.lep.orr or www. aldoleopold.org.

Gaston County Center Mini Society Wed Aug 5, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 5 days away

Class Full

Gaston County Center Matter of Balance Wed Aug 5, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 5 days away

This award-winning program (8 sessions) focuses on fall prevention and increasing physical activity. Designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Instructors: Pam Bryson, Doris Graham, & Pam Myers. Sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging. Program is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 by July 20th.

Cabarrus County Center Visit Rimer Extension & Community Association Club Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord, NC 28025.
— 5 days away


RIMER ECA meets 1st Wednesday of each month, 10:00AM at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord. For information, call Pat Wickliff at 704/436-8300.
Adult Cabarrus County ECA members choose from a wide variety of educational services and social opportunities while learning and helping others. Formerly "Extension Homemakers" this organization started over 100 years ago teaching women how to preserve foods.

Montgomery County Center Montgomery County Master Gardener Monthly Meeting Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 203 West Main Street, Troy NC
— 5 days away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 5 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Dog Training Camp Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 5 days away
Wilkes County Center Master Gardener Association Meeting Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 5 days away

Regular monthly meeting of certified Master Gardeners.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Wed Aug 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 5 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Stokes County Center King Farmer's Market Wed Aug 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Stokes Family YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, NC 27021, United States
— 5 days away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Aug 5, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 125 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 5 days away
Jackson County Center Cloverbuds Wed Aug 5, 2015 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM — 5 days away
Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit the Barn Bums Horse Speciality Club Wed Aug 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle K Arena, 7860 Gold Hill Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 5 days away

This club for youth ages 9-16 years old meet each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and specialize in horses. Youth do not need to own a horse to participate however at times they will be around horses and will study the care and needs of equine, etc. Contact Deena Bost at 704-436-8786 after 5:00 p.m. or email deenabost@yahoo.com

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Aug 6, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Jackson County Center Step Back in Time Camp Thu Aug 6, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723, United States
— 5 days away
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ DSS Thu Aug 6, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lincoln County Department Of Social Services, 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
— 5 days away

The Market @ DSS is open every Thursday from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 6 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 6 days away

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

Mitchell County Center Tri-State Beef Conference Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Washington County Fairgrounds, 17046 Fairground Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210, United States
— 6 days away

The Eighth Annual Tri-State Beef Cattle conference will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Virginia on August 6th. This year’s conference will address topics of interest to both stocker and cow-calf producers. The conference will be a one-day event and will include educational sessions covering such topics as beef cattle outlook, extending the grazing season while improving soil health and managing weeds, hoof conformation and selecting breeding stock, receiving programs for stocker producers along with new products and how they are intended to be used, and the importance of a lender relationship. There will once again be virtual tours of operations from each of the three states and then a time of questions and answers with the producers themselves. “This year’s conference will be one that should add dollars to your bottom line whether you run a stocker or a cow-calf operation,” stated Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist.

A trade show will be open during the conference, with many of the organizations involved in the region’s beef industry there for participants to meet and learn more about their products and services.

The conference will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the program beginning at 9:20 a.m. The trade show will open at 8:00 a.m. The meeting is being sponsored by the University of Tennessee Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Registration information and complete details will be available through your county Extension Office.

Registration for the conference is $20 through July 30 and $25 after July 30. Additional information can be obtained through your local Extension office or on the web at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/conferences.html

Caswell County Center Magic of Electricity (Pre-registration is required) Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 6 days away

You will be exploring the “magic” of electricity, while meeting new friends from Rockingham County 4-H. We will be learning about electricity and how it all works from our guests from Piedmont Electric Membership Cooperative and the Institute for Advanced Learning. We will enjoy the Energy STEM lab and see how electricity can affect us personally. This is a beginner level electric project so come out and learn all about electricity. You will be able to build your very own lamp to take home. Note: Bring your favorite 12 oz. drink can. (Clean and dry). Bring a bag lunch.
Cost: $8.00
Ages: 9-12
Limit: 11 participants

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Registration will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

Clay County Center Discovery Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 6 days away
Craven County Center MASTER GARDENER HELP DESK Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven Ag Building, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC
— 6 days away

Need a garden question answered? These volunteers are here to help answer questions and for you to bring in samples of plants for identification. Every Thursday morning.

Cumberland County Center Safe Pressure Canning for Garden Vegetables - Extension's Better Living Series Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 6 days away

Fear your pressure canner no more! Candy Underwood, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent, teaches the basics of preserving low acid foods. Each participant will leave with a canned jar of green beans. Workshop fee is $10.00. All fee-based workshops require pre-registration, which includes payment prior to class.

Currituck County Center 4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 6 days away

Pre-registration required. This horse camp is designed to teach kids ages 8-12 about horse care, safety, responsibility and riding styles in a fun and energetic environment. Both experienced and non-experienced horse lovers will learn the basics of equine science and horsemanship.

For more information contact: Tom Harrell, 232-2262

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Pitt County Center Pitt County Arboretum Tour Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pitt County Agricultural Center and Arboretum, 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834
— 6 days away

Join Master Gardeners for a free Walking Tour of the Arboretum. Tours last approximately 1 1/2 hours and are given the first Thursday of every month. Each month has a different seasonal topic. Meet under the Greenroof Shelter in front of the Agricultural Center at 403 Government Circle in Greenville. Tour begins at 9:00 AM. Call 252-902-1709 for more info.

Rockingham County Center Magic of Electricity - 4-H Summer Adventures Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 6 days away
Gaston County Center Mini Society Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 6 days away

Class Full

Alamance County Center Hydroponics Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 6 days away

Think Green Thursdays--Hydroponics

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/Cz4RBYX1wD

Onslow County Center Farmers Market on Western Blvd. Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Big Lots, 1110 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend. LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Big Lots on Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC. For additional information contact Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or check out their website at http://onslowncfarmersmarket.com.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Dog Training Camp Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 6 days away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Thu Aug 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

McDowell County Center SD Pottery Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 6 days away


Make Your Own Pottery

August 6, 2015 12:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ages 5-18
Class Limit 10 Cost $20.00

Don’t miss out on this. This class is almost always the first to fill up! Participants will spend the day creating pottery by using a potter’s wheel and also by using their hands. The workshop will be held at Pinkul Pottery. (Pottery is available at the Extension Office a few weeks after the class, due to finishing time.)

Cabarrus County Center Boger ECA Club Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Members homes or Cold Water Lutheran church Fellowship Hall
— 6 days away

Meets quarterly on 1st Thursday. Call Pam Outen at 704/920-3322 for more details

Cabarrus County Center Visit Boger Extension & Community Association Club Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension at members’ homes or Cold Water Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
— 6 days away


BOGER ECA meets 1st Thursday of each month, 1:00PM at members’ homes or Cold Water Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Call Martha Brawley at 704/436-6175.
Adult Cabarrus County ECA members choose from a wide variety of educational services and social opportunities while learning and helping others. Formerly "Extension Homemakers" this organization started over 100 years ago teaching women how to preserve foods.

Montgomery County Center Farmer's Market Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Downtown Troy behind in the Cashpoints parking lot
— 6 days away

Support your local farmer's and artisans each Thursday afternoon. The 2nd Thursday of each month seniors receive a 10% discount on purchases. The 3rd Thursday of each month, The Partnership for Children will host children's activities at the market.

Rutherford County Center Private Pesticide Recertification - "V" Training Thu Aug 6, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford Extension Center
— 6 days away

A Pesticide Recertification Safety Training for Private Applicators that require 2 Hours of "V" credit to be completed by September 30,2015 will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 2-4pm in the Extension Center Auditorium.

Please call (828) 287-6010 if you have questions.

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers Market-Les Myers Park, Concord Thu Aug 6, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Les Myers Community Park, Concord, NC 28025, United States
— 6 days away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Lee County Center Sandhills Farm to Table Thu Aug 6, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27330, USA
— 6 days away

Taste the bountiful harvest of the Sandhills! Subscribe to the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative. For details, call 910-722-1623.

Cabarrus County Center City of Kannapolis Farmers' Market Open Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Corner of Vance Street and Loop Road, Kannapolis
— 6 days away

Local fruit, vegetables, crafts, bread and other items found at this weekly open air market next to Food Lion. For information contact Jim Karriker at 704-804-3082.

Clay County Center Hayesville Evening Market Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 6 days away
Craven County Center Neon Ninjas 4-H Club Meeting Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension MCCS Community Center, Cherry Point MCAS
— 6 days away

For more information about this meeting, call 252.466.4831

Rutherford County Center Pesticide Labeling & Pesticide Selection Training Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford Extension Center
— 6 days away

Pesticide Specialty Training: 'Pesticide Labeling & Pesticide Selection'
will be offered at the Rutherford Extension Center on Thursday, August 6th from 4-6pm.
Training will have 2-Hr of Pesticide Recertification Credit for L, N, O, D & X license categories.

Please contact the Extension Center (828) 287-6010 to register.

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Thu Aug 6, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $5.00/4 classes. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Caldwell County Center BACKYARD BIRD BIOSECURITY Thu Aug 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 6 days away

This is a webinar program from USDA for backyard poultry growers on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Participants of this webinar will Learn:

• How to recognize and protect your birds from devastating diseases like highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

• How to protect your family from illness caused by your birds

• Ways to keep predators and disease-carrying wild birds away from your flock

• Where to find resources to help you keep your flock safe and healthy

• The do’s and don’ts of live bird markets

• The whys and woes of raising backyard chickens

• What to expect from your flock in the fall

• How to get your birds ready for winter

For Additional information about these topiccs visit http://healthybirds.usda.aphis.gov

To signup for this program email tina_lovejoy@ncsu.edu or call 828-757-1290.

Cherokee County Center High Tunnel Techniques Thu Aug 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 6 days away

This is an informal setting located at the high tunnels in Marble at Sheriff's training center. Keith Wood will be there Monday and Thursday afternoons (weather permitting) starting at 6pm for those that have high tunnels or are interested in growing in high tunnels. Keith will be there to show what is growing in the incubator high tunnel and answer any questions growers may have. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Today's topic:

Getting prepared for fall marketing

Clay County Center High Tunnel Techniques Thu Aug 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 6 days away

This is an informal setting located at the high tunnels in Marble at Sheriff's training center. Keith Wood will be there Monday and Thursday afternoons (weather permitting) starting at 6pm for those that have high tunnels or are interested in growing in high tunnels. Keith will be there to show what is growing in the incubator high tunnel and answer any questions growers may have. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Swain County Center In-Step Line Dancing Thu Aug 6, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 6 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 (828) 488-3848.

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

Lee County Center Lemon Springs ECA Meeting Thu Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 6 days away
Robeson County Center Goat Club Meeting Thu Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 6 days away

This is an opportunity for producers to learn about new topics related to goats, management practices, and marketing opportunities and gain support from other goat producers. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at the Hoke County Center. For more information, contact Taylor Chavis (taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu) at 910-671-3276.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Aug 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 6 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Jackson County Center Fontana Fun Day Fri Aug 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Fontana Village Resort, 50 Fontana Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771, United States
— 6 days away
Caldwell County Center Farm to Fork Extravaganza Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Caldwell Extension Center
— 7 days away

This special week will bring all the elements of cooking, community, and farming together. We have a full dinner menu planned and will connect with the ingredients and their sources throughout the week. This week’s journey will bring us across Caldwell and neighboring counties. Camp will begin and conclude at the Cooperative Extension office daily.

Instructors: 4-H Staff, Junior Leaders, Special Instructors, and Farmers

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 7 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM — 7 days away

Field trip to Nuclear Energy Power Plant

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

McDowell County Center SD Farm Tour Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM — 7 days away


Down on the Farm: 4-H Farm Day
August 7, 2015 8:30 am – 12: 00 pm
Ages 5-18
Class Limit 12 Cost: $5.00

Youth will get to experience farm life for a day. Farmers in McDowell County provide a wide variety of fresh, nutritious food for us to eat. We will be visiting farms and learning about how your food is grown. We may even see chickens and pick a few berries.

What to bring: Wear close toed shoes and bring bottled water

Caswell County Center Hunter Safety (Pre-registration is required) Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 7 days away

The Hunter Safety Education Course includes information about hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management, firearms, wildlife identification, survival and first
aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. All first-time license buyers must successfully complete a hunter education course before they can hunt in North Carolina or purchase a hunting license. Note: Class is taught at a 6th grade level. Lunch will be provided.
Cost: Free
Ages: 6th grade and up recommended

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Registration will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 7 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Swain County Farmers Market Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Island Street, Downtown, Bryson City
— 7 days away

"Local Food and Crafts for Local People"
Swain County Farmers Market is Open May through October on Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. An additional, Tuesday Market will run from June 16 through September 15, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For more information, go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/swain-county-farmers-market/

or contact, Christine Bredenkamp at (828) 488-3848.

Gaston County Center Mini Society Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 7 days away

Class Full

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Fri Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 7 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Hanging Rock Hike and Swim Fri Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hanging Rock State Park, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 7 days away
Swain County Center Fontana Fun Day (4-H Summer) Fri Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Fontana Village Resort – 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC
— 7 days away

4-H Summer Program: What to bring: towel, swim clothes, sunscreen, water shoes, snacks, and refillable water bottle. End summer with a splash! Join other West District 4-Hers for a fun relaxing day at Fontana Village Resort. Meet new friends, float down the lazy river, sit poolside and soak up the sun! What could be more fun!

For: 4-Hers ages 5-18 + their families
Cost: $12.00 (covers rec. pass and lunch)
Must call 488-3848 to register by July 17

Learn more: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/360752/

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Fri Aug 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 7 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Carteret County Center All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Management of Japanese Beetles and other White Grubs Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant
— 7 days away

Japanese beetles and other white grubs attack the roots of lawns and other turf grass areas. Then, as adults, they can eat your favorite plants in the garden and landscape. This webinar presented by Dr. J. C. Chong from Clemson University will provide the information you need to understand and control these pests. Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Ken Creel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Note: on August 7, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you log in earlier, you will get an error message.

Currituck County Center All Bugs Good and Bad Series Webinar Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 7 days away



Join us on the first Friday of every month at 2:00 pm for a webinar series called All Bugs Good and Bad. We will meet at NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at 120 Community Way in Barco, NC. The webinars are free but seating is limited so please pre-register by calling 252-232-2262 or on-line at: go.ncsu.edu/all-bugs For more information contact Deborah Foster deborah_foster@ncsu.edu

Community Gardens All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Management of Japanese Beetles and other White Grubs Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant
— 7 days away

Japanese beetles and other white grubs attack the roots of lawns and other turf grass areas. Then, as adults, they can eat your favorite plants in the garden and landscape. This webinar presented by Dr. J. C. Chong from Clemson University will provide the information you need to understand and control these pests. Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Ken Creel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Note: on August 7, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you log in earlier, you will get an error message.

Hertford County Center Winton Farmers Market Fri Aug 7, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 205 S Main St, Winton, NC 27986, USA
— 7 days away

The Winton Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3-6pm from May till November. There is a good variety of fresh fruits and veggies as well as baked goods and more. For more information please visit their website: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/wintonncfarmersmarket/ or visit and like them on Facebook for more up to date information https://www.facebook.com/WintonFarmersMarket/timeline

Robeson County Center Spiritual Generations 4-H Club Meeting Fri Aug 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 7 days away

This is a monthly meeting for Spiritual Generation members. For more information, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at wendy_maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Greene County Center State 4-H Council Planning Meeting Sat Aug 8- Mon Aug 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 1 week away

Registration Deadline: July 1st

Harnett County Center State 4-H Council Planning Meeting Sat Aug 8- Mon Aug 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 1 week away

Sarah is contact.

Hyde County Center Eastern Region 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament Sat Aug 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Eastern 4-H Center, 100 South Clover Way, Columbia, NC 27925, United States
— 1 week away
Hyde County Center State 4-H Council Planning Meeting Sat Aug 8- Mon Aug 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 1 week away
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Sat Aug 8, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 1 week away

The Downtown Lincolnton farmers market is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Alexander County Center Farmers Market Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 1 week away
Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers' Market Open Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027, USA
— 1 week away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com