Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds
A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity.
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NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released
The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12.
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The Winton Farmers Market will open for the 2014 season starting May 2nd. Hours of operation are 3pm - 6pm every Friday. The market is located 205 South Main Street Winton, NC. Come out and support our local vendors.
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Fig. 1. At the start of every strawberry season growers like to see “fair skies” … such as was the case on the day of this visit to a Nova Scotia strawberry farm MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
General outlook: As of this morning (4/20), I have had reports of as much as 3 inches of rain last night and this morning (that’s enough rain to turn strawberry row middles into MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Que. 1. Can you share a photo of misshapen fruit caused by frost damage to bloom? Ans. 1. See below – this is from U-MASS Berry Notes, May 2013, Vol. 25, No. 5 MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Dear Growers, Agents, Agronomists and Others: First, I just wish to acknowledge all the fine input we have received from growers, specialists, agents and agronomists for this season’s Strawberry Weather Advisories. Just yesterday MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Fig. 1. Growers are underway with picking in South Carolina this week.The overall pattern for VA-TN-NC-SC still looks on average to favor slightly above normal seasonal temperatures in the eastern US til the MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Attention all 4-H’ers!! It’s time for Activity Day! Time for you to show off your skills and talents during our presentation competition. Youth will be judged and may have the opportunity to take MORE »
10 Tips for Getting Children to Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Eating fresh local fruits and vegetables is an essential part to anyone’s healthy diet, however, if you have children or grandchildren you MORE »
Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 20, 2015. The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a MORE »
It’s time for the 2015 “Shooting for the Stars” Northeast Child Care Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Currituck County Cooperative Extension office. The registration deadline MORE »