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Programs Offered in
Johnston County

The Johnston County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers a diverse selection of programs to assist the citizens of Johnston County. This video describes many of the events and classes offered by agents, and includes testimonials from program participants. To view the video, please click here.

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Programs Offered in
Johnston County

The Johnston County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers a diverse selection of programs to assist the citizens of Johnston County. This video describes many of the events and classes offered by agents, and includes testimonials from program participants. To view the video, please click here.

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Census of Agriculture

RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging North Carolina farmers to “speak up” for their livelihood by taking part in the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the census is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and the people who operate them. “The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in North Carolina,” Troxler said. “It’s a chance for farmers to speak up and have some influence on decisions that shape their farms, communities and the industry.” The census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures, and other topics. This information is used by all those who serve farmers and rural communities, from federal, state and local governments to agribusinesses and trade associations. Legislators use the data when shaping farm policy, and agribusinesses factor it into their planning efforts. “By taking part in the census, farmers can help tell the story of agriculture’s importance to North Carolina and its economy,” Troxler said. “It’s a story policy makers need to hear.” NASS will mail out census forms this month to collect data for the 2012 calendar year. Completed forms are due by Feb. 4. Farmers can fill out the census online using a secure website, www.agcensus.usda.gov, or return their form by mail. Federal law requires all agricultural producers to participate in the census and requires NASS to keep all individual information confidential.

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Johnston County
Beekeepers

If you keep bees and would like to be added to our list of local beekeepers , please contact Amie Newsome at (919) 989-5380 or by email at amie_newsome@ncsu.edu.  If you have honeybees in your home or yard and would like for a local beekeeper to come remove them, click on the Johnston County Beekeeper List to find a beekeeper in your area.

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Your Money, Your Goals for Service Providers

On Thursday, March 12, Jayne McBurney will lead a Train-the Provider workshop on a toolkit published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The toolkit is designed for frontline service providers to use to help clients MORE »

2014 Upper Coastal Plain Station

Greenhouse Nutrition

There has been a lot of discussion about the do’s and don’ts of greenhouse fertility management. As we approach the greenhouse season, take a look at these publications from the Soil Science Department MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

Students in a soils class looking at a soil sample.

Extension Gardener Classes popular

The Johnston County Office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a series of classes on gardening to the general public.  Classes will cover everything from plant biology to plant propagation.  MORE »

4-H Curriculum Library

4-H has a Curriculum Library for leaders to use. As with any Library, you check out the book/s and bring them back within a few weeks. The links should take you to Google Drive MORE »

Cattle 101 offered in Johnston County

Johnston County Cooperative Extension is offering a four-session short course called Cattle 101. Course dates are March 10, March 24, April 14 and April 28, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. All sessions will MORE »

January 2015 Livestock News

News, articles and information related to livestock production. Download the Newsletter at the following following link. Jan 15 MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Tomato GraftingWed Mar 4, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 4 days away
Extension Gardener: Insect in the GardenThu Mar 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 5 days away
Cattlemen's Annual MeetingThu Mar 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Johnston County Agriculture Center, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield
— 5 days away
[ProNR] Registered Forester Exam Prep SessionWed Mar 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
— 1 week away
[ProNR] Forest Measurement and Valutation WorkshopWed Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Mar 12, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU Jordan Hall Addition Room 3214, Raleigh, NC
— 1 week away
Your Money, Your GoalsThu Mar 12 - Thu Mar 12, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Extension Gardener: Pest ManagementThu Mar 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
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