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Herter O'Neal
Scholarship $750

Name of Scholarship: Herter O'Neal Scholarship Amount: $750 Deadline: Applications must be turned into the NC Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center by 4:45pm on March 21st, 2016 Guidelines: 1) Application offered to anyone pursuing a college degree (Associate and/or Bachelor's) in business or a business related field of study 2) Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. 3) Funds are paid directly to the school 4) Scholarship is open statewide. For additional questions, please see the Herter O'Neal Application 2016 and Herter O'Neal Brochure 2016. If you still have questions, please contact Gwen Hernandez at 919-603-1350 or email gwen_hernandez@ncsu.edu.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Herter O'Neal
Scholarship $750

Name of Scholarship: Herter O'Neal Scholarship Amount: $750 Deadline: Applications must be turned into the NC Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center by 4:45pm on March 21st, 2016 Guidelines: 1) Application offered to anyone pursuing a college degree (Associate and/or Bachelor's) in business or a business related field of study 2) Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. 3) Funds are paid directly to the school 4) Scholarship is open statewide. For additional questions, please see the Herter O'Neal Application 2016 and Herter O'Neal Brochure 2016. If you still have questions, please contact Gwen Hernandez at 919-603-1350 or email gwen_hernandez@ncsu.edu.

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2016 Granville County
4-H Calendar

Here is the Granville County 4-H Calendar for 2016. Dates, times, and details are subject to change and events may be added throughout the year. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at (919) 603-1350. 20164-hcalendar

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Northern Piedmont
Specialty Crops School

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service January 11, 2016 News Release – For Immediate Release From: Carl Cantaluppi, Area Horticulture Agent The 2016 Northern Piedmont Specialty Crops School will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Person County Extension Center, 304 S. Morgan Street in Roxboro, NC, according to Carl Cantaluppi, Area Horticulture Agent with the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Granville and Person Counties. The school is designed to explore the art and science of growing and marketing specialty crops, and will feature many ideas for specialty crops growers to be successful in their ventures. This year’s school will focus on successful farm operations, including Mr. Milton Ganyard of Upchurch Farm, an agritourism farm that specializes in a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, barnyard animals, as well as selling fresh produce. Ardis and Henry Crews, owners of the Green Rural Development Co-op, will explain how their organization helps to support the development of self-employment and employment opportunities in America’s rural communities for low income adults, dislocated workers, females, and veterans through agriculture.  Low-income individuals can escape poverty and help others in their community become self-sufficient by producing jobs. Ardis will explain how the Southern Organic Female Farmer Association operates in conjunction with Green Rural Development Co-op. They will explain how their Rural Micro Market Farm School functions through the training and workshops that they offer, which lead volunteers to become successful trainees by being responsible for growing gardens on vacant lots that the community offers to them.  The most successful trainees are then chosen from the group to become Lead Farmers who will grow on their Micro-Market Farms.  Listen to Ardis and Bill describe their successful growing and marketing methods. Carl Cantaluppi will give updates on a successful fungicide spray program on asparagus, which has increased yields by 50% or more.  He will also share yield data from his replicated pawpaw variety trial. The school will be held in the auditorium of the Person County Extension Center, 304 S. Morgan Street, Roxboro, NC.  For directions, go to: http://goo.gl/maps/khXOe The cost of the one-day school is $25.00 for the first person of a family or business and includes lunch.  The cost is $15.00 for each additional family member or business associate, which also includes lunch.  Pre-registration is needed to guarantee a seat and lunch.  For a copy of the program and pre-registration form, click this link or contact Carl Cantaluppi at carl_cantaluppi@ncsu.edu or call 919-603-1350.

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Wildlife Damage

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Granville/Person Counties Wildlife Damage According to North Carolina Department of Agriculture wildlife damage in North Carolina crops came close to 30 million dollars in damage. 19 million dollar worth of soybeans,5.6 million in corn and 4.8 million in wheat, peanuts and cotton. The large majority of damage was from deer. I have a soybean drought research plot on Rt. 158 where the deer have eaten varieties right to the row and stopped. I do not know if deer prefer one soybean variety over the other or if they are creatures of habit and routine and return to the same place every time. I have two to three varieties in the plot the deer never touched figure that. The negative to this is that looking for specific data points in yield, height, other environmental factors the deer damage creates problems for accurate data. Research projects cost tens of thousands of dollars and take many years to get to certain levels only to be destroyed by deer. Deer have become pests to crop production and the overpopulation of deer create damage for land owners and producers. 30 million dollars out of the economy that could have went for something more positive in agriculture would have been a significant impact in our communities. 30 million dollars means jobs, dollars spent in a local economy in retail, equipment for the farm, up grades to the land that is producing crops such as fertilizer, seed, and other needed issues. Just in sales tax it would be around 2 million dollars. I know there are many millions spent on the hunting end from buying gear, hunting equipment and some landowners make money from allowing hunting on their farms and that is a great issue. Somewhere down the road there is going to have to be a look at control methods that will satisfy all sides of this issue.

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Pesticide Recertification Training on Feb. 22nd

On Monday Feb.22nd at the Granville Cooperative Extension Office recertification training for  Category Safety V Training will be held from 5:00pm till 7:00pm and for NDOX training from 7:00 till 9:00 pm. If MORE »

Soybean Seed Supply Could Be Short

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina State University Granville/Person County Soybean Supply Could Be Short With North Carolina and other soybean production areas having a tuff fall harvest soybean seed could be MORE »

New Crops Can Be Risky

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina State University Granville/Person Counties When Agriculture Hits Hard Times, Trying Unproven, New Crops Can Be Risky Agriculture is going through rough times. Producers are looking for MORE »

Virginia-North Carolina Horse Festival

The Virginia-North Carolina Horse Festival will be held March 5, 2016 at the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham, Virginia, which is located at 19783 US Hwy 29 South, Chatham, VA 24531. Festival MORE »

Commodity Price Outlook Not Good

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina State Cooperative Extension Granville/Person County Commodity Price Outlook Not Good With Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat prices heading down in price and the cost of production not MORE »

Ice Melters and Their Effects on Plants

Ice Melters and Their Effects on Plants   We are approaching the time when icy streets and sidewalks may again make walking and driving hazardous.  Ice melting products can help keep us safe.  MORE »

2016 Coggins Clinics

January 19, 2016 News Release:          For Immediate Release From:             Paul W. Westfall                         County Extension Director ********** 2016 Coggins Clinics The Granville County Cooperative Extension Service, Large Animal Veterinary Services, Flat River Veterinary MORE »

Hessian Fly

Wheat planted in October and earlier should be scouted for Hessian Fly. With the warm temperatures we had a few weeks ago flies could have been active and could be emerging and laying MORE »

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Arbor Day CelebrationSat Mar 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
State Farmers Market Restaurant, 1240 Farmers Market Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
— 1 month away
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