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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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2014 Four County 4-H
Livestock Show

Are you interested in showing livestock?  Do you own an animal or can you borrow someone's animal to show?  On September 12, the Four County 4-H Livestock Show has something for everything at the Granville County Expo Center (Hwy 15).  There are classes for market goats, dairy goats, breeding doe goats, wool sheep, breeding doe sheep, market lambs, and beef heifers.This is a great opportunity to have fun and enjoy a day with other livestock enthusiasts!  $15 entry fee covers up to 2 animals.  Each animal over the 2, is $5 each.  HOWEVER, if you raise $50 in sponsorship money, your $15 entry fee is waived!  Participants receive nice trophies, ribbons, t-shirts, and other cool items. 2014 Four County Livestock Show Rules and Regulations 2014 Livestock Cloverbud Entry Form 2014 4-H Four County Livestock Show Jr. and Sr. Entry Form

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Master Gardener
Program

News Release – For Immediate Release People who would like to learn more about Horticulture; the art and science of growing plants, are welcome to participate in the “Master Gardener” program, that will start on Wednesday, September 3 in Oxford, according to Carl Cantaluppi, Area Horticulture Agent for the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Granville and Person Counties. The Master Gardener program is a no-cost intensive training program, now in its second year, that is designed to teach people about different areas of Horticulture, including houseplants, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and turfgrass, along with learning how to identify and control insects, diseases, and weeds. The program will start Wednesday, September 3 at 9 A.M. at the Cooperative Extension office in Oxford, located at 208 Wall Street. It will run until 12 Noon. The following week, the class will meet at the Person County Extension office, located at 304 S. Morgan Street in Roxboro for the same time period. The class will alternate locations each week to make for easier accessibility to people in both counties. These classes will continue for a period of 12 weeks throughout September, October, and November. There is no cost for the training. It is open to all who would like to learn. It is expected that in return for the free training, a master gardener would “pay back” their training time by volunteering to speak about their topics of expertise at garden clubs, answer plant questions at garden club functions, and to assist in community beautification projects. People who are interested can contact either the Granville County Extension Office at 919-603-1350 or the Person County Extension Office at 336-599-1195 to register for the class. Participants are asked to bring a large 3-ring notebook to collect the handout materials that will be given out during each class. For more information, contact Carl Cantaluppi at carl_cantaluppi@ncsu.edu or call 919-603-1350 in Granville County and 336-599-1195 in Person County.

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Granville County Teen
Court

Granville County Teen Court is a sentencing/diversion option administered by NC Cooperative Extension for youth ages ten to seventeen and currently enrolled in Granville County Schools who admit responsibility for a misdemeanor offense.

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2014 Pesticide Collection Day

NEWS RELEASE: Release immediately FROM: Paul W. Westfall, County Extension Director DATE:   September 9, 2014 RE:  Pesticide Disposal Day There will be a Pesticide Disposal Day on September 30th from 10:00 am until MORE »

Currants and Gooseberries

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919-603-1350 August 7, 2014 Can You Grow Currants and Gooseberries in North Carolina? From time to time, we receive calls MORE »

Termites

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919-603-1350 July 28, 2014 Selecting a Termite Control Service In the spring, as termites begin to swarm outdoors, we get MORE »

Preparing For and Controlling Ticks

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919-603-1350 July 1, 2014 Preparing For and Controlling Ticks Here is some current information about ticks that was shared with MORE »

Rose Rosette Virus Disease Now Affecting Roses

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919‐603‐1350 May 29, 2014 Rose Rosette Virus Disease Now Affecting Roses There has been a severe virus disease that is MORE »

Ambrosia Beetles

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919-603-1350 May 23, 2014 Ambrosia Beetles are a Becoming A Threat to Trees The granulate ambrosia beetle was introduced to MORE »

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