Upcoming Events

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Durham County Center Rain Gardens - Extension Garden Seminars Sun Mar 1, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Durham County Public Library, South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
— 10 hours ago

A rain garden allows water to percolate down into the ground slowly, recharging your ground water and minimizing the amount of soil and fertilizer that would otherwise be lost through runoff. Explore the beauty and functionality of rain gardens with Master Gardener Volunteers Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. They will discuss the where, why, and wow of water conservation through residential rain gardens
Free/Registration required: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410

Horticulture Rain Gardens - Extension Garden Seminars Sun Mar 1, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Durham County Public Library, South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
— 10 hours ago

A rain garden allows water to percolate down into the ground slowly, recharging your ground water and minimizing the amount of soil and fertilizer that would otherwise be lost through runoff. Explore the beauty and functionality of rain gardens with Master Gardener Volunteers Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. They will discuss the where, why, and wow of water conservation through residential rain gardens
Free/Registration required: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410

Guilford County Center Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Sun Mar 1, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 9 hours ago

Learn about best practices for best results in your Piedmont vegetable garden, including: how to prepare soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and using integrated pest management techniques to control insects and diseases organically. Growing your own food can be economical and enjoyable!

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

Jackson County Center YLC-grant selections Sun Mar 1, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM — 8 hours ago
Harnett County Center 4-H Cumulative Record, Project Records, and Group Awards Due Deadline Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 1 hour ago

Shannon is contact.

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 1 hour ago

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

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/Kindergarten Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 7 hours away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Cherokee County Center Master Gardener Training Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Brasstown Community Center
— 8 hours away

Group will meet weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at the Brasstown Community Center. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B02RSmXyiVW4UDJEaGhYNnBpSElZUzJqNG03eng0bUxCM2Fv/view?usp=sharing

Clay County Center Master Gardener Training Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Brasstown Community Civic Center, 255 Settawig Road, Brasstown, NC 28902, United States
— 8 hours away
Onslow County Center FIX IT SAFE/KNOW WHAT'S FOR DINNER/CHOOSING TO MOVE MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY Mon Mar 2, 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
— 8 hours away

AUDIENCE; Military families. No fee to attend. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Durham County Center The Giving Closet Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 8 hours away

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

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

Gaston County Center ECA Knitting Classes Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 8 hours away

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

McDowell County Center Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board Meeting Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 8 hours away
Alamance County Center All Category Pesticide Training Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Alamance County Agricultural and Environmental Offices, 209 North Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217, United States
— 9 hours away

Please call our office at 336-570-6740 or email Dwayne Dabbs at dcdabbs@ncsu.edu to confirm your space in this class.

Onslow County Center FIX IT SAFE/KNOW WHAT'S FOR DINNER/CHOOSING TO MOVE MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY Mon Mar 2, 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 away

AUDIENCE: Military families. No fee to attend. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Cabarrus County Center Seniors: Join Extension's Better Choices Nutrition Program Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Living Water Church of God, 162 North Little Texas Rd, Kannapolis
— 9 hours away

Free program instructed by Pam Outen, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences. For information, call 704/920-3322. To receive gifts and food samples, register by the beginning of the first session! See flyer for benefits.

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/Kindergarten Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM — 10 hours away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Onslow County Center FIX IT SAFE/KNOW WHAT'S FOR DINNER/CHOOSING TO MOVE MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY Mon Mar 2, 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
— 10 hours away

AUDIENCE: Military families. No fee to attend. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

on 3 calendars Commercial pesticide Exam- Exam only Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Center, NC Cooperative Extension 94 Coxe Avenue Asheville NC 28801
— 12 hours away
Chowan County Center Steps to Health: 3rd Grade Program Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D F Walker Elementary School, 125 Sandy Ridge Road, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— 12 hours away
Swain County Center SHIIP Appointments Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 12 hours away
Transylvania County Center Commercial pesticide Exam- Exam only Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Center, NC Cooperative Extension 94 Coxe Avenue Asheville NC 28801
— 12 hours away
Davie County Center Clover Club Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM — 13 hours away
Horticulture Farmer-Buyer Connections Event Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 13 hours away

The NC Growing Together project, NC 10% Campaign, and NC Cooperative Extension are teaming up for a series of Farmer-Buyer Connection Events to connect GAP-certified farmers with wholesale and retail buyers. The events will bring multiple farmers in contact with multiple buyers in the same room and will provide facilitated one-on-one connections between farmers that are ready to sell to larger markets and buyers that are meeting customer demand for higher volumes of local, seasonal foods.

This Raleigh event is currently full.

Please contact nc10percent@ncsu.edu to learn more about Connection Events in your area.

Learn More:
www.ncgrowingtogether.org
www.nc10percent.com
www.localfoodsnc.org

Local Food Farmer-Buyer Connections Event Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 13 hours away

The NC Growing Together project, NC 10% Campaign, and NC Cooperative Extension are teaming up for a series of Farmer-Buyer Connection Events to connect GAP-certified farmers with wholesale and retail buyers. The events will bring multiple farmers in contact with multiple buyers in the same room and will provide facilitated one-on-one connections between farmers that are ready to sell to larger markets and buyers that are meeting customer demand for higher volumes of local, seasonal foods.

This Raleigh event is currently full.

Please contact nc10percent@ncsu.edu to learn more about Connection Events in your area.

Learn More:
www.ncgrowingtogether.org
www.nc10percent.com
www.localfoodsnc.org

Cherokee County Center Sensible Fitness Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moog Components Group, 1995 North Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 14 hours away

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

Stanly County Center Farmers' Market Scale Inspection Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle, NC, United States
— 14 hours away

If you plan to sell at local farmers' markets during the 2015 season you can get your scale inspected at the Stanly Agri-Civic Center between 3:30 & 5:30 pm. Questions? Call 704-983-3987. Postponed from 2/26/15.

Cabarrus County Center Visit PHILA, Inc. 4-H Club Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 215 Gay St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
— 15 hours away

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

Cherokee County Center A.S.P.I.R.E. Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tri-County Early College High School, 21 Campus Circle, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 15 hours away

The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education. This is a cooperative initiative through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Through the A.S.P.I.R.E. (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) Program, participants will learn the latest tactics and strategies to improve their ACT score and increase their chances of getting into college. The program includes The Princeton Review ACT study manual, The Princeton Review 1,296 practice question manual, 4 ACT full-length practice exams with score analysis and breakdown. As well ask, 30 hours of class time instruction, where students will learn the skills they need to be able to tackle the ACT. This class is for student's who have pre-registered for the ASPIRE program. Be on the lookout another ASPIRE program in the future!

Robeson County Center 4-H Embryology Teacher Training/Incubator Give Out Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 15 hours away

This training is for all second and third grade teachers registered for the 4-H Embryology Program. Incubators will be given out at the end of the training. This training is for all teachers who have not implemented the curriculum in their classrooms before. Experienced teachers may pick up their incubators at any time during the day. 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.

Caldwell County Center Caldwell 4-H Volunteer and Club Leader Training Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 16 hours away

LuAnna Bryan from NC Division of Parks & Recreation / NCSU
Western Region Parks & Recreation Consultant will be our speaker.
Dinner will be served at 5pm, LuAnn will begin our workshop in Room 5 at 5:30 and be available for questions. Please contact Darlene Berry @ 757-1257 or darlene_berry@ncsu.edu to make a reservation or inquiry.

Caswell County Center PCYLA Livestock Registration for Hog, Goat & Lamb Due Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caswell County 4-H Office, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 16 hours away

Hog, Goat & Lamb Registrations for the 2015 PCYLA Livestock Show & Sale are due in the 4-H Office by 5:00 pm on March 2nd. For more information, please call the 4-H Office at 336.694.4158.

Union County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Weight Management Class Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2325 Hanover Dr, Monroe, NC 28110, USA
— 16 hours away

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

Alamance County Center All Category Pesticide Training Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Alamance County Agricultural and Environmental Offices, 209 North Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217, United States
— 17 hours away

Please call the office at 336-570-6740, or email Dwayne Dabbs at dcdabbs@ncsu.edu to confirm your space at this class.

Buncombe County Center Pesticide Class Makeup Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 17 hours away
Henderson County Center Home Composting Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 100 Jackson Park Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA
— 17 hours away

The Recycling Committee at MountainTrue has partnered with the NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County and arranged for Kerrie Roach, Extension Agent to teach a class on the ins and outs of home composting. Registration is required call 692-0385 or email assistant@eco-wnc.org. Cost is $15.

Stanly County Center Farmers Market Vendor Meeting Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001, United States
— 17 hours away

Vendors planning to sell at the market during the 2015 season should plan to attend this meeting. Meeting was postponed from 2/26/15 due to expected bad weather. Questions - call 704-983-3987 or Albemarle Downtown Development - 704-984-9420.

Davidson County Center Beginning Beekeepers Class Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Extension Office, 301 East Center St., Lexington, NC 27292
— 17 hours away

Call Vince at 336-859-3895 to register or for more information.

Lincoln County Center 4-H ASPIRE Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM — 17 hours away

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

Wake County Center Volunteer Leaders' Mtg Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM — 17 hours away
Wayne County Center Nutrition/Rations--WCJLSS Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA
— 17 hours away

This workshop will be targeted towards older participants in the Show and Sale who want to learn more about nutrition and feed rations.

Alexander County Center Livestock Club Meeting Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 376 1st Avenue SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681
— 18 hours away

This is the clubs monthly club meeting.

Gaston County Center Gaston County Bee School Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Citizens Resource Center - 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC 28034
— 18 hours away

Gaston County Beekeepers Association annual bee school session 6.

Guilford County Center Horse Management Course - Hauling Agriculture: Weights & Tags Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford County Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 18 hours away

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

Henderson County Center 2015 Winter Bee School Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension MHCREC 455 Research Dr, Mills River, NC 28759
— 18 hours away

For more infromation go to hcbeekeepers.org

Hertford County Center 4-H Livestock Show and Sale Committee Meeting Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murfree Center in Murfreesboro NC
— 18 hours 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!

Northampton County Center 4-H Livestock Committee Meeting Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murfreesboro, NC, USA
— 18 hours away

Also will have a Showmanship clinic during this meeting

Randolph County Center 2015 Extension Horse Management Short Courses Mon Mar 2, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 18 hours away

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

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

Local Food Harmonized GAP Training Tue Mar 3, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University (NCA&T) – Coltrane Hall; 1116 E. Market Street Greensboro, NC 27401; Godfrey Multi-Purpose Room
— Tomorrow

“In collaboration with United Fresh, USDA, and The Wallace Center at Winrock International, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) will be offering a 2-day Harmonized GAP Training to enable food safety professionals to become proficient in the Harmonized GAP Standard. This training is a scenario-based training and will provide participants with tools necessary to comply with the Harmonized GAP standard. Designed for food safety professionals performing second- and third-party audits, CFSA recognizes the benefit of this training in order to successfully implement Harmonized GAP protocols.”

More information is available here:
http://localfood.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/02/united-fresh-cfsa-and-others-hosting-harmonized-gap-training-on-march-3-and-4/

McDowell County Center WBRM 1250 AM Radio Program Tue Mar 3, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— Tomorrow

McDowell County Extension staff talk timely topics to Annette Bryant.

Caldwell County Center ProEdDay at Killians Tue Mar 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Killians Hardware, 3790 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States
— Tomorrow

Free Commercial Pesticide Credits
9:00am-12:00pm
3 credit hours in categories L, N, O, D, and X.

"Keeping Your Turfgrass Healthy"

"Common Diseases on Turfgrass in the Foothills"- Craig Adkins and Amanda Taylor, NCSU, Lenoir, NC

"New Products for Turfgrass Pest Management"- Kenny Smart, Southern Ag, Boone NC

Lunch Following Class

Currituck County Center Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Tue Mar 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— Tomorrow

contact: Debbie Foster, 232-2262

Davidson County Center Shiitake Mushroom Workshop Tue Mar 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Fairgrounds, 400 Greensboro Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295
— Tomorrow

This hands-on workshop will show participants how to grow Shiitake Mushrooms. By participating in this workshop, you will be eligible to participate in the NC A&T University Mushroom Project. Cost to attend is 4 logs. Please see attachment for log specifications and registration information.

Cabarrus County Center Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting/Program Tue Mar 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027.
— Tomorrow

“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 .

Ashe County Center Pumpkin Production & Selection Workshop - March 3, 2015 Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Twin Oaks Cafe, 24 Highway 221, Sparta, NC 28675
— Tomorrow
Chowan County Center Ask A Master Gardener Helpline Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— Tomorrow

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.

Chowan County Center Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Beaufort County Extension Center, Washington, NC
— Tomorrow

The North Carolina Crawfish Grower’s Association will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 2015 at the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Center in Washington, NC from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The Extension Center is located at 155-A Airport Rd, Washington, NC 27889. This meeting provides an opportunity for all crawfish producers in the state to come together to share information and experiences as well as learn about the latest in crawfish production practices. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am with a welcome from James Bass, president of the NCCGA. On the agenda will be discussions of last year’s crawfish promotional boils and the upcoming 2015 boils. There will also be a discussion about the upcoming crawfish harvest season and an update of the Louisiana crawfish industry. The meeting will conclude with the election of new association officers. All persons interested in crawfish production in North Carolina should make plans to attend this meeting. There is no cost for this meeting, but registration for this meeting is required by March 2, 2015. For more information, contact Steve Gabel at the Chowan County Extension Office at 252-482-6585 (email: steve_gabel@ncsu.edu ) or Pete Anderson at the Craven County Extension Office at 252-663-1477 (email: Pete.Anderson@ncagr.gov).

Gaston County Center Martha Goebel ECA Club Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— Tomorrow

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.

Gates County Center Ask A Master Gardener Helpline Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— Tomorrow

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.

Perquimans County Center Ask A Master Gardener Helpline Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— Tomorrow

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.

Wilkes County Center Winter Tree Fruit Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— Tomorrow

Specialists from N.C. State will be presenting the latest information in tree fruit production. This program is geared towards commercial fruit growers but is open to anyone. There will one and one-half hours pesticide re-certification credits in D, N, O, X. Please call 336.651.7330 if you plan to attend.

Cabarrus County Center Seniors: Join Extension's Better Choices Nutrition Program Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cabarrus County Senior Center, 8615 Park Drive, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124
— Tomorrow

Free program instructed by Pam Outen, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences. For information, call 704/920-3322. To receive gifts and food samples, register by the beginning of the first session! See flyer for benefits.

Pender County Center Speakers Bureau Presentation - Elevated Gardens Tue Mar 3, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hampstead Library Rd, Hampstead, NC 28443, USA
— Tomorrow

Elevated garden beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in a given area with less effort. Additionally, they help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, limited space or sunlight. By raising the soil level elevated beds also reduce back strain which is especially helpful to older gardeners or anyone with a bad back. Methods of creating elevated gardens and their soil requirements will be discussed at an informative seminar Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Hampstead Branch Library at 11 a.m. Pat Dareneau, Pender County Extension Master Gardener will present this educational seminar; no registration is required. For more information on this and other upcoming PCEMG Speakers Bureau presentations, call the Pender County Cooperative Extension Office at 259-1235.

Haywood County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Haywood Cooperative Extension Center
— Tomorrow

Julie Sawyer

Chowan County Center Steps to Health: 3rd Grade Program Tue Mar 3, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D F Walker Elementary School, 125 Sandy Ridge Road, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— Tomorrow
Lincoln County Center Pesticide Certification Credits Tue Mar 3, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension, 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, United States
— 2 days away

Two hours of "V" credit. Program includes: Label, Review and Update Worker Protection Standard Chemigation, Bee Aware! and Weed Management in Pastures. Call to register - 704-736-8452.

Christmas Trees Jackson County Winter Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM — 2 days away

Annual Winter Jackson County Christmas Tree Seminar; Tuesday March 3rd from 4:00–6:00 p.m. at the Cashiers Recreation Center.

NCSU Extension’s Annual Area Winter Christmas Tree Seminar for Jackson County will be held on Tuesday March 3rd from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. or so. The meeting will take place at the Cashiers Recreation Center located on 355 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717.

For more details on topics and speakers see below. To register for this eventcontact Christy at 828 586 4009 or e-mail christine_bredenkamp@ncsu.edu

NCSU Speakers: Dr. Jill Sidebottom - Updates on Scale, Balsam Woolly Adelgid and Balsam Twig Aphid control, IPM Certification & more; Jeff Owen - 2014 Research updates on: herbicide -weed trials & fir cone study; Dr. John Frampton - 2014 Phytophthora species survey results from counties in the high country and Jackson County.

Swain County Center Jackson County Annual Winter Christmas Tree Seminar Tue Mar 3, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cashiers Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
— 2 days away

To register for this event contact Christy at (828) 586-4009 or e-mail christine_bredenkamp@ncsu.edu

NCSU Speakers include:
Jill Sidebottom - Updates on Scale, Balsam Woolly Adelgid and Balsam Twig Aphid control, IPM Certification & more.

Jeff Owen - 2014 Research updates on: herbicide-weed trials & fir cone study.

Dr. John Frampton - 2014 Phytophthora species survey results from counties in
the high country and Jackson County.

Caswell County Center Private Applicator Re-certification Classes; V Training CANCELLED Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379, USA
— 2 days away

Some of you will shortly receive a notice from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services this year concerning the status of your pesticide license. In that notice they will alert you to the fact that your license will expire if you did not receive recertification training by September 2015.

IF YOU PLAN TO PURCHASE OR USE RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES,
YOU MUST BE RECERTIFIED.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ON THIS DATE BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

With this in mind, upcoming training here in Caswell County have been arranged.
“V” training will take place in the Caswell County Extension Building Kitchen on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 2 hours of recertification credits given.

Those folks knowing someone that may want to get a pesticide license (private and/or commercial); should contact Joey Knight, County Extension Director at 336-694-4158 immediately so he can give you the information to order for study materials and pre-registering beforehand. We will not be offering a pesticide license exam this year in the county. You will have to go to another county for obtaining a new license. Pre-registering for the exam is required through NCDA. Call the Extension Office for details.
T
o register for the “V” class call the Caswell County Extension Office at 336-694-4158 or if you have any questions concerning your pesticide license renewal or how many credits that you currently have; please call the Extension Office at 336-694-4158.

Cherokee County Center 21st Century Learning Centers Parent Involvement Night Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hiwassee Dam High School, 267 Blue Eagle Circle, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 2 days away

21st Century Learning Centers Parent Involvement Night's are hosted by the 21st Century Learning Centers After School Care Program in Cherokee County. These programs are open to the parents of children that participate in the 21st Century After School Care Program. 4-H Agent, Shannon Coleman, will provide an educational program on nutrition at each of the sites in the program. All seven elementary schools will host a parent involvement night.

Swain County Center Clogging Classes for All Ages Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away

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

Classes are free. Instructor: Kerry Plemmons

Call 488-3848 for more information.

Currituck County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM — 2 days away

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

Lee County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 days away
Robeson County Center All Around All Stars 4-H Arts and Crafts Club Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 2 days away

This is the monthly meeting meeting for the All Around All Stars 4-H Arts and Crafts Club. For more information on this club, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Avery County Center Avery County Christmas Tree Association Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Avery County Senior Center, Newland
— 2 days away

The Avery County Christmas Tree Association Board of Directors will be hosting the Association's Winter Meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at the Avery County Senior Center beginning at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served.

Meeting Agenda:
Approve the 2015 Association Budget
2015 Dues
ACCTA Business Phone
Elect 2015 ACCTA Board of Directors
2014 ACCTA Review
2015 Upcoming ACCTA Projects/Marketing Initiatives

Please make every effort to attend.

To register please contact the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center at 828-733-8270.

Catawba County Center Foothills Farm School Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 2 days away

This seven-month educational program focuses on operating successful small-scale and sustainable farms. The school offers seven seminars taught by agricultural professionals, which give farmers the tools to develop sustainable farming operations. Session topics include business planning, business structure, tax and legal issues, marketing, and risk management, among others.

The school also includes seven field trips to working farms, led by innovative, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants learn low-cost, sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, livestock, and specialty crops.

Durham County Center Weeds - Complete Extension Gardener Series Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
— 2 days away

Spend a lot of time weeding your garden? Learn strategies for identifying and managing weeds in the garden.
Free/ Registration required.
contact: Pana Jones - prjones2@ncsu.edu 919-560-0525

Gaston County Center Living Healthy Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola St, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 2 days away

A 6-week course developed by Stanford University to help anyone who lives with ongoing health conditions, such as, diabetes, arthritis and heart and breathing problems. Learn to increase endurance, strength, and flexibility; such as, pain, fatigue and depression; solve problems and set goals; eat well.

NC Farm School Foothills Farm School Session 3 Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Catawba County Extension Office, 1175 S. Brady Ave., Newton, NC 28658
— 2 days away

Capitol Budgets and Credit

Surry County Center Small Fruit Production Workshop Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Surry County Cooperative Extension, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC, United States
— 2 days away

Fruit is so much better when you pick it from the plants you are growing in your landscape. Find out how to grow strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. Everything from preparing the soil, amendments like fertilizer, pruning, and harvesting will be discussed during this workshop. Call 401-8025 to register.

Swain County Center Drexel Site Community Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Smoky Mountain Elementary School, Whittier, NC (Cafeteria)
— 2 days away

Public Service Announcement: Drexel Site Community Meeting

Residents of the Whittier community and surrounding areas, and all other interested persons, are invited to attend a community meeting at Smoky Mountain Elementary School on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The draft master plan for the redevelopment of the former Drexel furniture factory property will be presented. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and an informal question and answer session. A formal program will follow with an opportunity for attendees to provide their thoughts regarding the plans for the redevelopment of the site as the Smoky Mountain Agricultural Development Station. The comments provided by the community will be incorporated into the master plan and will guide the redevelopment of the property.

Contact Gerald Green
828.631.2255
geraldgreen@jacksonnc.org

Watauga County Center Watauga County Beekeepers Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 2 days away
Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality Club Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 2 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

Davidson County Center Lexington Farmers Market Association Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 days away

Vendors who attend the Spring Meeting will receive $10 off on their membership dues. Dues are $60. Check out our new website at www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

Edgecombe County Center Certified Beekeepers Training Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
— 2 days away

Edgecombe County Auditorium
201 St. Andrew Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Class for the public interested in learning the basic of honey bee management. Upon successful completion of the course folks will have the opportunity to become certified beekeepers.

Guilford County Center INCLUDE NATIVE PLANTS – BEAUTIFUL AND BENEFICIAL IN HOME GARDENS Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 2 days away

With a little information and good selection, anyone can include native plants for a garden that is attractive in even the most urban of settings. Including natives can be done without replanting your entire yard, and even small changes can help offset habitat loss. We can all enjoy healthier and more resilient landscapes by increasing plant diversity (and beauty!) in our own backyards.

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

Halifax County Center 4-H Volunteers Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Halifax County Extension Office Kitchen
— 2 days away
Robeson County Center Beef Quality Assurance Certification Class Tue Mar 3, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 450 Smith Cir, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 2 days away

There will be a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification Class held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Bladen County Center. The BQA Program's mission is to maximize consumer confidence of beef by focusing the producer’s attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef. BQA includes record keeping, injection site management, feeding, and animal care. Some cattle sales require BQA certification.

This training is open to all beef producers free of charge. For those producers who want to become certified, you must attend the class, pass the test, and pay the fees to be certified. Costs are $15 for 3 years of certification for N.C. Cattlemen's Association Members and $40 for non-members (includes a membership to the N.C. Cattlemen's Association). Please bring a check to the training made payable to N.C. Cattlemen's Association. To register, call Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by E-mail at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu by February 27.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, Cooperative Extension
at 910-671-3276 no later than February 27.

Wilkes County Center Wilkes Corn Producers Meeting Tue Mar 3, 2015 @ 6:30 PM -Wed Mar 4, 2015 @ 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Farm Bureau Insurance, 620 Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, United States
— 2 days away

Educational program begins at 7 p.m. and will update growers on the latest research-based production practices. Hybrid selection and pest control will be emphasized as well as other problem areas encountered in our area. There will be 2 hours recertification credit available (category N, O, D, X). This program is open to everyone but is aimed at commercial corn growers. If you plan to attend, please call 336.651.7331 to reserve a seat.

Haywood County Center Haywood County Beekeepers Tue Mar 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 2 days away
Stanly County Center Pesticide Credit V Class - Re-certification opportunity Tue Mar 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 26032 Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001, USA
— 2 days away
Hoke County Center Beginning Beekeepers Course Tue Mar 3, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM — 2 days away
Cabarrus County Center Soil Sampling Kits Available M-F Wed Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away

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

Cherokee County Center Steps To Health 3rd Grade at MES Wed Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murphy Elementary School, 315 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 2 days away

This is a closed school activity. To learn how your school can get involved please call the Cooperative Extension.

Steps to Health 3rd Grade School program serves 3rd graders across North Carolina.

The program consists of 9 sessions that are designed to educate and inspire young children to eat smart. Hands-on activities, games, and physical activity are incorporated into each lesson. Each 30-45 minute lesson includes a taste test of either a snack the student can make after-school or a healthy meal parents can make for dinner.

All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program. Recipes and nutrition and physical activity handouts are sent home to the parents. Evaluation of the lessons include a pre and post nutrition knowledge survey.

Clay County Center Health Rocks Wed Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Middle School, 135 School Dr, Hayesville, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Local Food Harmonized GAP Training Wed Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University (NCA&T) – Coltrane Hall; 1116 E. Market Street Greensboro, NC 27401; Godfrey Multi-Purpose Room
— 2 days away

“In collaboration with United Fresh, USDA, and The Wallace Center at Winrock International, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) will be offering a 2-day Harmonized GAP Training to enable food safety professionals to become proficient in the Harmonized GAP Standard. This training is a scenario-based training and will provide participants with tools necessary to comply with the Harmonized GAP standard. Designed for food safety professionals performing second- and third-party audits, CFSA recognizes the benefit of this training in order to successfully implement Harmonized GAP protocols.”

More information is available here:
http://localfood.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/02/united-fresh-cfsa-and-others-hosting-harmonized-gap-training-on-march-3-and-4/

Cabarrus County Center Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Training Series Wed Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027
— 2 days away

Cost $60 per person. View details on flyer attached. Register online at
http://onlineservices.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner/
or call 704/920-3315. For more information, contact djgofort@ncsu.edu

Lee County Center EMGV Training Class Wed Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 2 days away
Lincoln County Center Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Wed Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension, 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, United States
— 2 days away

First of a 2 part series, Principles of Fresh Produce Safety and Navigating the USDA GAP Audit, will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns, as well as strategies to minimize potential contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
$20 fee includes lunch for both classes. Must register by February 25, 2015.

http://lincoln.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/01/fresh-produce-good-agricultural-practices-workshop-series-5/

Second class in the series is March 18, 2015.

Local Food Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Series Wed Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lincoln County Office of NC Cooperative Extension
— 2 days away

This is a two part workshop series.The March 4 workshop is a pre-requisite for a second day of training on March 18. See details in the linked PDF. The workshops are aimed at providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks, building a food safety program and meeting new proposed rules and market requirements (GAP certification).

To register call 704-736-8461 or email Leigh_Guth@ncsu.edu
by Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

NC Fresh Produce Safety Lincoln County Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Series Wed Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lincoln County Center: 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092
— 2 days away

Combined classroom and on-farm instruction (Day 1)
Speaker: Diane Ducharme
For Registration and More Information: http://ncfreshproducesafety.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/lincoln-county-fresh-produce-good-agricultural-practices-workshop-series/

Cabarrus County Center Visit Rimer Extension & Community Association Club Wed Mar 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord, NC 28025.
— 2 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.

Wilkes County Center Master Gardener Association Meeting Wed Mar 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 days away

Regular monthly meeting of certified Master Gardeners.

Chowan County Center Steps to Health: 3rd Grade Program Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D F Walker Elementary School, 125 Sandy Ridge Road, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— 2 days away
Guilford County Center "V" Class Pesticide Meeting - Label review and Bee Aware Program Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC, United States
— 2 days away

Registration is required by calling Rachel Herring at 641-2433.

Johnston County Center Tomato Grafting Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 days away

Come learn about grafting tomatoes. How does grafting help? What are the steps in grafting tomatoes? Then get some experience grafting tomatoes in a greenhouse. The cost of the class is $10 per person. Each person will get to graft their tomatoes and take 4 or 5 grafted tomatoes home.

To register for the class contact Misty Hawk at 919 209-2517 or stop by the Arboretum office to pick up the registration form.

Robeson County Center 4-H Embryology Egg Give Out Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 2 days away

Teachers registered for the first round of embryology may come out and pick up their eggs at the 4-H office.

Wilkes County Center Master Gardener Class Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 3 days away

This program offers approximately 40 hours of instruction that covers topics including ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening, home fruit production, and garden flowers. Classes are held every Wednesday from 1:30-4:30 pm. until approximately May 6th. Cost is $60 which covers materials. Must be register and paid to participate. Call 336.651.7330 to register.

Ashe County Center Apple Tree Grafting Workshop Wed Mar 4, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Service Center, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 3 days away

This workshop is designed to give participants a basic understanding of how to graft a tree (primarily apple trees) and the initial care of their grafted tree. Attendees will learn several different grafting techniques as well as how to collect proper scions (cuttings). Scionwood from a number of apple varieties will be available, however, participants are welcome to bring his or her own scions to the workshop where they will have an opportunity to graft their own trees. Each session, lasting two hours, will be limited to 15 participants which will allow for more one-on-one time with instructors. Each person will receive three semi-dwarf rootstocks and an additional rootstock will be available for purchase.

Each person will be considered registered when the $10.00 registration fee is received at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center.

Cherokee County Center Sensible Fitness Wed Mar 4, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moog Components Group, 1995 North Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 3 days away

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

Jackson County Center Cloverbuds Wed Mar 4, 2015 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM — 3 days away
Buncombe County Center ESMM Wed Mar 4, 2015 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Healthy Living Pantry 201 Beverdam Rd. Asheville NC 28804
— 3 days away

Classes on Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:00pm. Learn how to save money at the grocery store, prepare quick and easy meals, 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. More information call 255-5522 or email margaret_ruff@ncsu.edu

Caswell County Center North Central District 4-H Teen Retreat Registration Deadline Wed Mar 4, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caswell County 4-H Office
— 3 days away

Please join us for a fun day of workshops, canoeing, dancing, enjoying a campfire and much, much more! This event will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 and Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center in Reidsville, NC from 9:00 am Saturday until noon Sunday. There is a $35 registration fee and you must be between the ages of 13 and 18. Deadline to register is March 4, 2015. For more information, please contact Brandi Boaz, 4-H Agent at 336-694-4158 or email Brandi at brandi_boaz@ncsu.edu.

Ashe County Center Apple Tree Grafting Workshop Wed Mar 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Service Center, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 3 days away

This workshop is designed to give participants a basic understanding of how to graft a tree (primarily apple trees) and the initial care of their grafted tree. Attendees will learn several different grafting techniques as well as how to collect proper scions (cuttings). Scionwood from a number of apple varieties will be available, however, participants are welcome to bring his or her own scions to the workshop where they will have an opportunity to graft their own trees. Each session, lasting two hours, will be limited to 15 participants which will allow for more one-on-one time with instructors. Each person will receive three semi-dwarf rootstocks and an additional rootstock will be available for purchase.

Each person will be considered registered when the $10.00 registration fee is received at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center.

Greene County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less! Wed Mar 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greene County Senior Center, 104 Greenridge Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580, United States
— 3 days away

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

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

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

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

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


Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit the Barn Bums Horse Speciality Club Wed Mar 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle K Arena, 7860 Gold Hill Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 3 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

Cumberland County Center Backyard Poultry Workshop Wed Mar 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 3 days away

Please join the Cooperative Extension staff for an informational workshop on backyard poultry.

Horticulture Gardening Basics Course Wed Mar 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
— 3 days away

"Using Science to Grow Better Petunias"
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Whether you are new to gardening, a seasoned gardener, or new to this area, this eight week gardening class will help you be more successful in all your gardening endeavors! By understanding plant classification, growth, soils, and reproduction we will learn how to be better at propagation, plant selection, planting, pruning, fertilizing, and pest management. This practical, dynamic gardening course will equip you to handle most all of your gardening challenges.

http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1062

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/PreK Thu Mar 5, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 3 days away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Cherokee County Center Master Gardener Training Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Brasstown Community Center
— 3 days away

Group will meet weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at the Brasstown Community Center. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B02RSmXyiVW4UDJEaGhYNnBpSElZUzJqNG03eng0bUxCM2Fv/view?usp=sharing

Clay County Center Master Gardener Training Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Brasstown Community Civic Center, 255 Settawig Road, Brasstown, NC 28902, United States
— 3 days away
Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/PreK Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 3 days away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

on 4 calendars Growing In Place Symposium - Natural Learning Initiative - Raleigh Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away


Our partner, the Natural Learning Initiative, has opened registration for its "Growing In Place" Symposium, March 5, 2015 in Raleigh. Erin White of the Community Food Lab will speak about the role of design in creating diverse, healthy food systems, and there will be a number of other presentations about Green Neighborhood Assets: Streets, Houses, Schools, Parks, Food.

NLI - http://naturalearning.org/growing-place-symposium-2015
Symposium - http://naturalearning.org/growing-place-symposium-2015
Community Food Lab - http://www.communityfoodlab.org/

Therapeutic Horticulture Growing In Place Symposium - Natural Learning Initiative - Raleigh Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away


Our partner, the Natural Learning Initiative, has opened registration for its "Growing In Place" Symposium, March 5, 2015 in Raleigh. Erin White of the Community Food Lab will speak about the role of design in creating diverse, healthy food systems, and there will be a number of other presentations about Green Neighborhood Assets: Streets, Houses, Schools, Parks, Food.

NLI - http://naturalearning.org/growing-place-symposium-2015
Symposium - http://naturalearning.org/growing-place-symposium-2015
Community Food Lab - http://www.communityfoodlab.org/

Yancey County Center Apple Grafting Workshop Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 3 days away

Cost: $10.00 per person to cover root stock and materials. Will be held in the Yancey County Extension Conference Room. Each participant will receive two root stock for grafting. Scion will be provided or if you have a variety of apply tree you wish to graft, you may bring it. Tools and other materials will be provided. Please call the Extension Office at 682-6186 to register or e-mail norma_chrisawn@ncsu.edu.

Alamance County Center Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 3 days away

Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration

To register, please call (336) 570-6740 or online http://goo.gl/forms/KWZ1bEIeX1

Carteret County Center Private Applicator Safety Training Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven County Agricultural Building, 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC 28562
— 3 days away

This class will offer two hours of NCDA & CS Private Applicator Safety Training (Category V) for individuals with a current Private Applicator Pesticide License. This class will cover a review of regulatory requirements presented by the NCDA & CS as well as health and safety updates presented by NC Cooperative Extension. Registration is not required but appreciated by contacting Lisa Wimpfheimer at (2552) 633-1477.

In the event of inclement weather, Craven County Extension will follow the schedule of Craven County Government. If in doubt, contact this office at (252) 633-1477

Craven County Center Private Applicator Safety Training Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven County Agricultural Building, 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC 28562
— 3 days away

This class will offer two hours of NCDA & CS Private Applicator Safety Training (Category V) for individuals with a current Private Applicator Pesticide License. This class will cover a review of regulatory requirements presented by the NCDA & CS as well as health and safety updates presented by NC Cooperative Extension. Registration is not required but appreciated by contacting Lisa Wimpfheimer at (2552) 633-1477.

In the event of inclement weather, Craven County Extension will follow the schedule of Craven County Government. If in doubt, contact this office at (252) 633-1477

Currituck County Center Rescheduled Date ~ Northeast Ag Expo Irrigation & Drainage Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center, Gatesville, NC
— 3 days away

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

Lincoln County Center Chronic Disease Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Demonstration Kitchen
— 3 days away

Individuals living with chronic conditions may never know life without their disease. With the help of the Living Healthy Program (also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program), they can experience living by managing their symptoms.
The program will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays from 11:30-1:30 p.m. and run from March 12 – April 16. The program is free, register before March 7th. Seating is limited, so register today by calling 704-736-8461. The program will be held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center – Cooperative Extension, 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC. Light lunch provided.
For more information about the Living Healthy program, contact Melinda Houser, NC Cooperative Extension at 704-736-8461.

Pitt County Center Pitt County Arboretum Tour Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 403 Government Cir, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
— 3 days away

Tour will feature information on Spring Gardening Chores. Meet at the shelter in front of the Pitt County Agricultural Center. Call 252-902-1709 for more information. No registration required.

Robeson County Center Soil Health and Cover Crop Workshop Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 3 days away

Location: O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, Lumberton

Presented by: Cooperative Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Robeson County Soil and Water District.

Speakers: David Lamm, USDA-NRCS National Soil Team Leader
Russell Hedrick, Farmer and Soil Health Advocate

12:45 - 2:00 p.m. - Cover Crop Field Visits at Kay McGirt Farms, P&S Farms, and Davis Farms

A sponsored lunch will be provided, so preregistration is required by February 27. Contact Mac Malloy at Mac_Malloy@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Wilkes County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program Thu Mar 5, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 3 days away

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

Cabarrus County Center Visit Boger Extension & Community Association Club Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension at members’ homes or Cold Water Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
— 3 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.

Catawba County Center Mushroom Production Workshop Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 3 days away

This is the rescheduled workshop from the canceled February 18th workshop.

Learn how to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms for personal consumption or to sell as an alternative agricultural crop. We will discuss all aspects of mushroom production and inoculate logs. Each participant should bring two freshly cut oak or sweetgum logs (from live trees) for inoculation. Logs should be cut two weeks before the workshop and should be approximately 4-8" in diameter and 4' long.



Chowan County Center Steps to Health: 3rd Grade Program Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D F Walker Elementary School, 125 Sandy Ridge Road, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— 3 days away
Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/PreK Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 3 days away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

McDowell County Center Extension Master Gardener Training Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 3 days away
Jackson County Center JAM Thu Mar 5, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM — 4 days away
Mitchell County Center Gardening 101 Classes Thu Mar 5, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mitchell County Cooperative Extension, 10 South Mitchell Ave., Bakersville, NC
— 4 days away

Topics for the gardening series include:
Planning the garden
Garden Soils and Fertilizers
Common Garden Insects and Diseases
Fall Gardening and Season Extension
To register for the classes, please contact the Mitchell County Cooperative Extension at 688-4811

Cherokee County Center A.S.P.I.R.E. Thu Mar 5, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tri-County Early College High School, 21 Campus Circle, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 4 days away

The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education. This is a cooperative initiative through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Through the A.S.P.I.R.E. (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) Program, participants will learn the latest tactics and strategies to improve their ACT score and increase their chances of getting into college. The program includes The Princeton Review ACT study manual, The Princeton Review 1,296 practice question manual, 4 ACT full-length practice exams with score analysis and breakdown. As well ask, 30 hours of class time instruction, where students will learn the skills they need to be able to tackle the ACT. This class is for student's who have pre-registered for the ASPIRE program. Be on the lookout another ASPIRE program in the future!

Craven County Center Neon Ninjas 4-H Club Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension MCCS Community Center, Cherry Point MCAS
— 4 days away

For more information about this meeting, call 252.466.4831

Anson County Center 4-H Clover Crawl Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 4 days away
Currituck County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM — 4 days away

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

Robeson County Center All Around All Stars 4-H Arts and Crafts Club Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 4 days away

This is the monthly meeting meeting for the All Around All Stars 4-H Arts and Crafts Club. For more information on this club, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Burke County Center Latest & Greatest Plants for 2015 Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 4 days away

Learn about new plants available for the landscape in 2015. Workshop will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building. Call 828-439-4460 for more information or to register.

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Insect in the Garden Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 4 days away

Entomology = the study of insects. There are millions of insect species in this big world, but only a handful of them are pests. There are many beneficial insect as well. It's important to know how to tell the two apart and when it's important to treat for insect pests. In this class we will learn different families of insects, which ones are pests and which ones are beneficial.

After the presentation there will be some insects on display for you to test your skills on identifying which are the pests and which are beneficial insects.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Rockingham County Center 4-H Youth & Volunteers Meeting/Training Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 4 days away
Stokes County Center Pickling Pixies Food Preservation Group Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension, 700 N Main St, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 4 days away

Please join us as Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Debbie Cox shows us all about food preservation. If you have questions or need more information, contact Ms. Cox at 336-593-8179 or Deb_Cox@ncsu.edu. The specific topic of this class has yet to be determined. Contact Ms. Cox for more specific information.

Surry County Center Stone Fruit Production Workshop Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Surry County Cooperative Extension, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC, United States
— 4 days away

Fruit is so much better when you pick it from the plants you are growing in your landscape. Find out how to grow cherry, plum and peach trees in your home landscape. You may even learn about pear trees as a bonus! Everything from preparing the soil, amendments like fertilizer, pruning, and harvesting will be discussed during this workshop. Call 401-8025 to register.

Warren County Center Soybean, Corn, and Small Grain Production Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Epsom Fire & Rescue, 8067 Nc 39 Hwy S, Henderson, NC 27537, United States
— 4 days away
Watauga County Center Birds Eye Business Planning Course Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ashe County Wilkes Community College Campus, West Jefferson, NC
— 4 days away

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

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

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

Registration, Pricing and Scholarship Info

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

Registration will begin Jan 1, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

Yancey County Center Apple Grafting Workshop Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 4 days away

Cost: $10.00 per person to cover root stock and materials. Will be held in the Yancey County Extension Conference Room. Each participant will receive two root stock for grafting. Scion will be provided or if you have a variety of apply tree you wish to graft, you may bring it. Tools and other materials will be provided. Please call the Extension Office at 682-6186 to register or e-mail norma_chrisawn@ncsu.edu.

Caldwell County Center Winter Nursery Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caldwell Library Meeting Room 6
— 4 days away

TO: Foothills Area Nurserymen
FROM: Craig R. Adkins, ASA
RE: Rescheduled Winter Nursery Meeting
DATE: February 25, 2015

The Rescheduled Winter Meeting of the Caldwell County Nurserymen’s Association will be held Thursday, March 5th, at 6:30 PM at the Caldwell County Extension Center in Lenoir. Both you and your spouse are invited to attend this dinner meeting.

I will be giving a very timely presentation on “Getting Geared up for Spring Pests in the Nursery”. Please RSVP to the Caldwell County Extension Center at 828-757-1290 or e-mail tina_lovejoy@ncsu.edu no later than Tuesday, March 3rd if you plan to attend.

Hope to see you at the Nurserymen’s meeting.

Johnston County Center Cattlemen's Annual Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Agriculture Center, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield
— 4 days away

Meeting Postponed due to weather. New date is March 5! The Annual Meeting of the Johnston County Cattlemen's Association will be held on March 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will begin with a sponsored dinner of barbecued beef, so please register your attendance by emailing dgwells@ncsu.edu or calling (919) 989-5380 by the Friday before the meeting. Our speaker will be Dr. Harrison Dudley from the NC State Vet School discussing bull management. We will be giving away a "barrel and tire" mineral feeder as a door prize. Dues can be paid at the meeting, and are now $20 per year.

Martin County Center Martin County 4-H Teen Retreat Parent/4-H'er meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM — 4 days away
Randolph County Center Randolph County Master Gardener Training Course Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Randolph County Cooperative Extension, 112 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203, United States
— 4 days away

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and lawn care AND in helping provide education for the county? Applications are due by February 27th. Program and manual cost is just $95

Swain County Center In-Step Line Dancing Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 4 days away

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

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

Wilkes County Center Wilkes Cattlemen's Association Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Farm Bureau Insurance, 620 Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, United States
— 4 days away

Meeting rescheduled from February 26 due to inclement weather forecast.

Lee County Center Lemon Springs ECA Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 4 days away
Moore County Center Moore County Cattleman's Monthly Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327, USA
— 4 days away

Carthage Farm Supply/Southern States will be with us to speak about their feeds and products available. A light meal will be provided.

Cherokee County Center Steps to Health 2nd Grade MES Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murphy Elementary School, 315 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 4 days away

This is a closed school activity. To learn how your school can get involved please call the Cooperative Extension.

Steps to Health 2nd Grade School program serves 2nd graders across North Carolina.

The program consists of 9 sessions that are designed to educate and inspire young children to eat smart. Hands-on activities, games, and physical activity are incorporated into each lesson. Each 30-45 minute lesson includes a taste test of either a snack the student can make after-school or a healthy meal parents can make for dinner.

All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program. Recipes and nutrition and physical activity handouts are sent home to the parents. Evaluation of the lessons include a pre and post nutrition knowledge survey.

Clay County Center 2nd grade Steps to Health Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 4 days away

Steps to Health is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education. Program goals include helping youth know how to select nutritious foods, plan meals that are chosen for energy and health, remember nutrition and fitness concepts to enhance quality of life, plan family physical activities that are fun and contribute to fitness and understand wellness, disease prevention, and recognition of symptoms.

Horticulture CEFS Small Fruits Workshop Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CEFS, Goldsboro
— 4 days away

Small Fruits Workshop

Date: March 6, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm (Includes lunch)
Location: CEFS, Goldsboro​
Registration fee = $20 (Register online at: http://go.ncsu.edu/cefs_berries)

By popular demand, we are combining THREE of our most popular workshops into a full day "Small Fruits Workshop".

​Amanda McWhirt, a graduate student under the direction of Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno in the NCSU Crop Science Department will give a brief overview of sustainable soil strategies for strawberry production,​ as well as cover some of the initial results in research projects. Workshop participants will board a bus and head out to some strawberry plots to observe one of the strawberry research plots.

Dr. Bill Cline, with the NCSU Department! of Horti cultural Science, will offer a short classroom presentation on production techniques, management and several blueberry variety recommendations then participants will travel to CEFS Small Farm Unit (SFU) for the pruning demonstration portion of the workshop.

After lunch, Dr. Gina Fernandez, with the NCSU Department of Horticultural Science will give a short presentation on blackberry production and management, followed by a pruning and trellis demonstration at the SFU.

Directions will be provided at the beginning of the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring hand pruners and/ or loppers and dress appropriately for outdoor demonstration.​


**** This workshop is STRICTLY limited to the first 35 paid registrants and is expected to fill up fast! ****


More information at: http://go.ncsu.edu/cefs_berries

Local Food CEFS Small Fruits Workshop Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CEFS, Goldsboro​
— 4 days away

Small Fruits Workshop

Date: March 6, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm (Includes lunch)
Location: CEFS, Goldsboro​
Registration fee = $20 (Register online at: http://go.ncsu.edu/cefs_berries)

By popular demand, we are combining THREE of our most popular workshops into a full day "Small Fruits Workshop".

​Amanda McWhirt, a graduate student under the direction of Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno in the NCSU Crop Science Department will give a brief overview of sustainable soil strategies for strawberry production,​ as well as cover some of the initial results in research projects. Workshop participants will board a bus and head out to some strawberry plots to observe one of the strawberry research plots.

Dr. Bill Cline, with the NCSU Department! of Horti cultural Science, will offer a short classroom presentation on production techniques, management and several blueberry variety recommendations then participants will travel to CEFS Small Farm Unit (SFU) for the pruning demonstration portion of the workshop.

After lunch, Dr. Gina Fernandez, with the NCSU Department of Horticultural Science will give a short presentation on blackberry production and management, followed by a pruning and trellis demonstration at the SFU.

Directions will be provided at the beginning of the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring hand pruners and/ or loppers and dress appropriately for outdoor demonstration.​


**** This workshop is STRICTLY limited to the first 35 paid registrants and is expected to fill up fast! ****


More information at: http://go.ncsu.edu/cefs_berries

Local Food 4th Annual NCDA&CS Food Business Conference – Central & Eastern NC Fri Mar 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Alamance Cooperative Extension office, 209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC
— 4 days away

Cost: $40, includes meals and materials
Registration Deadline: March 2, 2015

Agenda and Registration forms are available at the NCDA&CS Marketing - Agribusiness Development website: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/agribiz/

Stokes County Center Master Gardener Training Fri Mar 6, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 5th St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, United States
— 4 days away

If you like to garden, love learning, and are willing to give back to your community, then Master Gardening is probably a great fit for you! Please see our Master Gardener page for more details: http://stokes.ces.ncsu.edu/master-gardeners/

Cabarrus County Center Quilting Mothers Special Interest ECA Club Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28027, United States
— 4 days away

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

Chowan County Center Steps to Health: 3rd Grade Program Fri Mar 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D F Walker Elementary School, 125 Sandy Ridge Road, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— 4 days away
Clay County Center Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Fri Mar 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Next to the Ivie Funeral Home
— 4 days away

There will be an apple tree pruning workshop on Friday, March 6, 1:00, in the lot between the Methodist cemetery and Ivie Funeral Home. Pruning education and a demonstration will be provided as well as a hands on opportunity for class participants. There is no fee for this workshop.

Currituck County Center All Bugs Good and Bad Series Webinar Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 5 days away

Topic: Fire Ant Management

Are you bothered by fire ants or termites? Do you want to know more about beneficial insects? 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


Scotland County Center 4-H Portfolio/Record Book Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 5 days away

Click this link to complete form(s) http://www.nc4h.org/youth/4-h-awards-incentives-programs

Horticulture An Evening with the Explorers: Triumphs and Tribulations of the Plant Hunters Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 5 days away

Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts

Celebrate the start of spring with the JC Raulston Arboretum and six noted plantsmen. Hear extraordinary plant collecting tales from Andrew Bunting, Dan Hinkley, Ozzie Johnson, Greg Paige, Scott McMahan, and Mark Weathington. Enjoy hors d'oeuvre, wine, beer, other drinks, and a silent auction and a live auction featuring numerous rare plants and a two night visit with Dan Hinkley at his home and garden in Indianola, Washington.

Cost: $125.00 for members, $150.00 for nonmembers.
Register: https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1025

Details: http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1025

Robeson County Center Spiritual Generations 4-H Club Meeting Fri Mar 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 5 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.

Cherokee County Center Basic Beekeeping School Sat Mar 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mountain Folk Center, 9275 US Hwy 64 West, Murphy, NC
— 5 days away

The Appalachian Beekeepers are once again holding a workshop on Saturday March 7th at 9 a.m. at the Mountain Folk Center. We will cover biology (brief overview), hives, equipment, management and pests & diseases. There will be a $5.00 charge ($10.00 max. per family).

Equine Husbandry State Horsebowl & Hippology (Exam/ID portion) Sat Mar 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU SAS Hall
— 5 days away

Contact Lori Stroud: llstroud@ncsu.edu

Forsyth County Center State Horsebowl & Hippology (Exam/ID portion) Sat Mar 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU SAS Hall
— 5 days away

Contact Lori Stroud: llstroud@ncsu.edu

Greene County Center State 4-H Congress Planning Meeting Sat Mar 7- Mon Mar 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, 2501 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604, United States
— 5 days away

Deadline to register: February 9th

Greene County Center South East Horse Bowl & Hippology Sat Mar 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU
— 5 days away
Growing Small Farms 22nd Annual Organic Growers' School Sat Mar 7- Mon Mar 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville, NC
— 5 days away

The Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show, seed exchange, silent auction, children’s program, and pre-conference on-farm events.
More than 70 sessions per day in themed tracks including Gardening, Soils, Livestock, Primitive Skills, Permaculture, Herbs, Alternative Energy, Sustainable Forestry, Homesteading, Cooking, Poultry, Farmers I and Farmers II, Mushrooms and Food Resilience. For more information visit the conference website at http://organicgrowersschool.org/annual-spring-conference.

Harnett County Center State 4-H Horse Bowl & Hippology Sat Mar 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 5 days away

Mike Yoder or Lori Stroud is contact.

Harnett County Center State 4-H Council Conference Planning Meeting Sat Mar 7- Mon Mar 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 5 days away

Sarah is contact.

Local Food 22nd Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference Sat Mar 7- Mon Mar 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension UNCA in Asheville, NC
— 5 days away

Event information provided by Organic Growers School.
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"Join us for the 22nd Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference.

Who: For healthy eaters, home growers, & farmers!
What: This much-loved annual event provides practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living.
When: March 7-8, 2015
Time: 9am to 5:30 pm on both Saturday & Sunday, plus a keynote Saturday night.
Where: UNCA in Asheville, NC
Cost: $45 for Saturday, $40 for Sunday (Early Bird Registration by January 30, 2015).

This year’s conference offers 70 sessions per day in these themed tracks:
Gardening
Soils
Livestock
Primitive Skills
Permaculture
Herbs
Alternative Energy
Sustainable Forestry
Homesteading
Cooking
Poultry
Commercial Farmers I
Commercial Farmers II
Mushrooms (New for 2015)
Food Resilience (New for 2015)

Plus a trade show, seed exchange, silent auction, children’s program, and pre-conference, on-farm events. The largest locally-run sustainability conference in the Southeast.

Kick off the Growing Season! Register Now: https://organicgrowersschool.org/2015-annual-spring-conference-registration/"

Robeson County Center 4-H State Horsebowl and Hippology Competition Sat Mar 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
— 5 days away

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

Rockingham County Center State 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contests Sat Mar 7, 2015 — 5 days away

Horse Bowl and Hippology Contests will be held in Raleigh at NCSU

Cumberland County Center Cape Fear Botanical Garden Camellia Show Sat Mar 7, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Sun Mar 8, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301, United States
— 5 days away

Join the Cumberland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for the Camellia Festival at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens. Cumberland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be available to answer your gardening questions. Gardening seminars and children's activities will be held at various times throughout both days. Call the Cumberland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers at 910.321.6882 for additional information.

Currituck County Center 2015 Northeast Shooting for the Stars-Childcare Conference Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, United States
— 5 days away

Contact Olivia Jones 252-232-2261 or email olivia_jones@ncsu.edu

Forsyth County Center NC 4-H Council Congress Planning Meeting Sat Mar 7, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Sun Mar 8, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 5 days away

Registration is due by February 6th

Hertford County Center 2015 Shooting for the Stars Childcare Conference Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Currituck Cooperative Ext Services, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917, United States
— 5 days away

The “Shooting for the Stars” Northeast Child Care Conference conference will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Currituck County Cooperative Extension office. The registration deadline is February 16th. No registrations will be accepted if postmarked after the February 16th deadline. Space is limited and classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Click on the link for registration information.
http://go.ncsu.edu/2015s4s

Onslow County Center Onslow County Beekeepers Spring Short Course Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 5 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. Fee to attend $30.00 per person. For more information call Eric Talley 910-389-7709

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Rimer Club Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 5 days 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

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" Open Sat Mar 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 5 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 Gardening 101 Sat Mar 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Elma C. Lomax, Incubator Farm, 3445 Atando Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 5 days away

Participants will learn anything they need to know about gardening. Pre-registration required. Cost: $10. More information on flyer attached or call 704/920-3310

Lee County Center Heart and Hands ECA Sat Mar 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mc swain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 5 days away
Rockingham County Center Beginning Beekeeper School Sat Mar 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 525 State Hwy 65, 525 State Highway 65, Reidsville, NC 27320, USA
— 5 days away

The Rockingham County Beekeepers would like to invite you to attend our Beekeeping School on 3 Saturday mornings from February 28th to March 14th. The cost of the course is $60 ($45 for students) and $30 for additional family members who would not need a text or handouts. A textbook on beekeeping will be provided.

Please feel free to call if you have any further questions or want to register.

Thank you,
Jeremy Tyson
President, Rockingham County Beekeepers
Tel: 336-453-1281

Burke County Center Spring Lawn Care Workshop Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 days away

Lawn care for the homeowner. Workshop will be held at Ace Hardware in Morganton.

Caswell County Center VA-NC Horse Festival Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, 19783 US Highway 29 South, Suite G, Chatham, VA 24531, United States
— 5 days away

Fun for all ages. Hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Person County Horsemen's Association and the Caswell County Horsemen's Association. Please see flyer for more information....

on 5 calendars Dig-In! Weaving Edible Landscapes, Community Gardens and Urban Ag into the fabric of our community - Raleigh Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
— 5 days away

AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/eat-healthy/community-gardens/dig-in/

Agenda and registration materials will be available in January.

Plan to join us as we weave edible landscapes–community gardens and urban ag–into the fabric of our community in Wake County! Workshops will feature experts and information on:
- community gardens
- edible school gardens
- edible child care gardens

Who should come to Dig In?
- Elected officials
- City planners
- Teachers
- Child care center staff
- Parents
- Churches and other faith-based organizations
- Business leaders
- Nonprofit organizations
- Advocates

Presentations & Community Gardening Resources
Check out all the resources on community gardens from past Dig In! events and other expert sources.

Horticulture Dig-In! Weaving Edible Landscapes, Community Gardens and Urban Ag into the fabric of our community - Raleigh Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
— 5 days away

AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/eat-healthy/community-gardens/dig-in/

Agenda and registration materials will be available in January.

Plan to join us as we weave edible landscapes–community gardens and urban ag–into the fabric of our community in Wake County! Workshops will feature experts and information on:
- community gardens
- edible school gardens
- edible child care gardens

Who should come to Dig In?
- Elected officials
- City planners
- Teachers
- Child care center staff
- Parents
- Churches and other faith-based organizations
- Business leaders
- Nonprofit organizations
- Advocates

Presentations & Community Gardening Resources
Check out all the resources on community gardens from past Dig In! events and other expert sources.

Local Food Dig-In! Weaving Edible Landscapes, Community Gardens and Urban Ag into the fabric of our community Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
— 5 days away

AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/eat-healthy/community-gardens/dig-in/"> http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/eat-healthy/community-gardens/dig-in/

Agenda and registration materials will be available in January.

Plan to join us as we weave edible landscapes–community gardens and urban ag–into the fabric of our community in Wake County! Workshops will feature experts and information on:

- community gardens

- edible school gardens

- edible child care gardens

Who should come to Dig In?

- Elected officials

- City planners

- Teachers

- Child care center staff

- Parents

- Churches and other faith-based organizations

- Business leaders

- Nonprofit organizations

- Advocates

Presentations & Community Gardening Resources

Check out all the resources on community gardens from past Dig In! events and other expert sources.

Person County Center Virginia-NC Horse Festival Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 19783 US Hwy 29 South, Chatham, VA 24531
— 5 days away

Mark your calendars now for the Virginia-Carolina Horse Festival that will be held March 7, 2015. The location will be the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham, Virginia, which is located at 19783 US Hwy 29 South, Chatham, VA 24531. Festival hours are 10am-3pm. There are lots of great events planned throughout the day including a parade of breeds, a dressage demonstration and a mounted shooting demonstration.

Watauga County Center Bird Nesting Box Construction Workshop Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 5 days away

Master Gardener and NC Audubon Society Volunteer, Doris Ratchford will lead a class on attracting birds to nest in your yard.

The program is designed to be family friendly and appropriate for all ages. After learning how to attract birds to your property, attendees will construct a nest box to take home.

Burke County Center Spring Lawn Care Workshop Sat Mar 7, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3851 Kathy Rd, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 days away

Lawn care for the homeowner. Workshop will be held at Belle Farm in Morganton.

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit K-9 Capers Dog Specialtiy Club Sat Mar 7, 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
— 5 days 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 .

Robeson County Center St. Pauls 4-H Pony Club Meeting Sat Mar 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 6 days away

This is the weekly meeting of the St. Pauls 4-H Pony Club. For more information about this club, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Cabarrus County Center Visit Carolina Co-eds 4-H Club Sat Mar 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Contact leader for meeting address
— 6 days 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 Mar 7, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Logan Community Center, 304 Lincoln Street-SW, Concord 28025
— 6 days 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

Greene County Center Health Rocks Mon Mar 9- Sat Mar 14, 2015 (All Day Event) — 7 days away
Jackson County Center Jax Cnty Spring Break Mon Mar 9- Mon Mar 16, 2015 (All Day Event) — 7 days away
Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Mar 9, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 7 days away

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

Soils Certification Training for Nutrient Management Planners Mon Mar 9- Sat Mar 14, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 7 days away

Details available at http://go.ncsu.edu/nutrientmanagement

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/Kindergarten Mon Mar 9, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 1 week away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Cherokee County Center Master Gardener Training Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Brasstown Community Center
— 1 week away

Group will meet weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at the Brasstown Community Center. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B02RSmXyiVW4UDJEaGhYNnBpSElZUzJqNG03eng0bUxCM2Fv/view?usp=sharing

Clay County Center Master Gardener Training Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Brasstown Community Civic Center, 255 Settawig Road, Brasstown, NC 28902, United States
— 1 week away
Currituck County Center staff conference Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension conference room
— 1 week away
Gaston County Center Happy Potters ECA Club Monthly Meeting Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center , 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 1 week away

Happy Potters ECA is one of eight Extension & Community Association (ECA) clubs in Gaston County. This club focuses on ceramic crafts. 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.

Stanly County Center Free Pruning Fruiting Plants Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Cooperative Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St, Wadesboro NC
— 1 week away

Free Workshop to learn to prune your fruiting plants. Registration is requested - call 704-694-2915.

Union County Center Free Pruning Fruiting Plants Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 501 McLaurin st Wadesboro NC
— 1 week away
Watauga County Center ASAP Risk Management Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away

This workshop is designed to offer an overview of what it means to manage risk for your farm and options for both beginning and experienced farmers. Area experts will help you navigate crop insurance choices and opportunities for accessing credit, by offering the information and tools you need to determine the best options for your farm. Additionally, you will hear about how to tap into the demand for authentically local products by branding your farm as Appalachian Grown™. Learn ways you can diversify your market opportunities and connect with local resources, including cost share for marketing, labels, and packaging.

Risk Management Options: Crop Insurance, Loans, Diversification, and Local Branding

Presenters will include James Robinson of Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), Julia Houck (High Country), Becky Williamson (Jackson County) of USDA Farm Service Agency, and Molly Nicholie of ASAP.

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

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

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

Gaston County Center ECA Knitting Classes Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 1 week 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 Bel-Heights ECA Club Monthly Meeting Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Presbyterian Church of Lowell, 207 E. 1st St. Lowell, NC
— 1 week away

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

Robeson County Center Robeson County Master Gardeners Association Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC 28360
— 1 week away

Meeting takes place at the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center. If you have questions, contact Mack Johnson at 910-671-3276 or at mack_johnson@ncsu.edu

Cabarrus County Center Seniors: Join Extension's Better Choices Nutrition Program Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Living Water Church of God, 162 North Little Texas Rd, Kannapolis
— 1 week away

Free program instructed by Pam Outen, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences. For information, call 704/920-3322. To receive gifts and food samples, register by the beginning of the first session! See flyer for benefits.

Cherokee County Center Healthy Lifestyles Classes for Seniors Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 1 week away

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

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

Swain County Center Using Creative Movement to Enhance Storytelling Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marianna Black Library, Fryemont Street, Bryson City, NC
— 1 week away

Bring your pre-schooler to this free educational program and learn creative ways to incorporate movement into story time. Enjoy crafts, a snack, story time and receive fun ideas!

Presented by Deanna Lyles, Outreach Services Librarian and Dee Decker, Swain County Cooperative Extension Agent.

For more information, please contact: Deanna Lyles at (828) 488-2382 ext. 24

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/Kindergarten Mon Mar 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM — 1 week away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Anson County Center Pruning Fruiting Plants Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Cooperative Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 1 week away

Pruning Fruiting Plants on Friday, Feb. 27th at 9 am - 12 noon at the Anson County Cooperative Extension Center. Please call to register or if you have any question at 704-694-2915. For the flyer click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Vu4Dw9mPhZeGIwSjFYSzlsTHc/view?usp=sharing.

Camden County Center Pesticide Re-Certifictaion Class Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension -Currituck Center
— 1 week away

Pre-register to 232-2262

Chowan County Center Steps to Health: 3rd Grade Program Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension D F Walker Elementary School, 125 Sandy Ridge Road, Edenton, NC 27932, United States
— 1 week away
Currituck County Center Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 1 week away

The Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring a pesticide recertification class for Private Pesticide Applicators at the Currituck Extension Center on Monday, March 9, 2015 beginning at 1:00 pm. This recertification class has been approved by the N. C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for two (2) hours of “V” credit. Interested participants need to call the Currituck County Center at 252-232-2262, or email donna_keene@ncsu.edu or tommy_grandy@ncsu.edu to pre-register for this class.

For more information contact: Tommy Grandy, 232-2262

Swain County Center SHIIP Appointments Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 1 week away
McDowell County Center Old Fort ECA meeting Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Old Fort United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 273 S Catawba Av, Old Fort, NC 28762
— 1 week away

The Old Fort ECA meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30p.m. New members are always welcome. The purpose of the NC ECA is education through programs to encourage and assist members in promoting higher standards of family living, homemaking, and citizenship.

Cleveland County Center 2015 Soybean Meeting Mon Mar 9, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 130 S Post Rd, Shelby, NC 28152, USA
— 1 week away

http://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/02/soybean-production-and-pesticide-resistance-how-to-avoid-it/

Gaston County Center Soybean Production Meeting Mon Mar 9, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cleveland County Extension Office, Shelby, NC
— 1 week away

Pesticide Certification 2 Pesticide Credits for N,O,D, X Must RSVP for dinner
Contact: David Fogarty 704-922-2130

Jackson County Center No Science 4 Life Club Mon Mar 9, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 1 week away