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Piedmont Farm School
Students

Lyndsy Gallins and Mandy Self enjoy watermelon at a farm stop.  Both are Davie County residents who are participating in the 2014 Piedmont Farm School for beginning and transitioning farmers.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Piedmont Farm School
Students

Lyndsy Gallins and Mandy Self enjoy watermelon at a farm stop.  Both are Davie County residents who are participating in the 2014 Piedmont Farm School for beginning and transitioning farmers.

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

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. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

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. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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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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Fall Garden Planting & Cool Season Crops

Check out the new Grow it!  Eat it! publication on Kale and spread the word!  This is the third in the series that covers how to grow, harvest, prepare, preserve and vegetables. Grow it MORE »

Soil Sample Information

Soil Sample Information

If you are in need of soil samples from your yard, or garden, please stop by the extension office to get a box. Below is the information about deadlines for mailing your sample MORE »

It’s Summertime and the Tomatoes are Ready

Remember that old song “It’s summertime and the living is easy”? Well, the tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables are easy too-easy to find at our local farmers markets. Davie County residents are MORE »

Local 4-H youth attends annual Electric Congress

A local youth from Davie County attended the 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 180 4-H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties MORE »

Davie County 4-H’ers win at State 4-H Congress

 Hannah Wells, a 13-year-old 4-H’er from Davie County won a gold medal during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 18-21, attracted 518 young people and their adult MORE »

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Piedmont Farm School

The Piedmont Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.  The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will MORE » – from   Forsyth County Center

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