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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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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Gardener's
Dirt

Picture by: Lucy Bradley[/caption] When planting a vegetable garden, have you ever wondered how to get more use out of the little space you have?  The Featured Article in this month's issue of The Gardener's Dirt is about companion planting in the vegetable garden.  Compnion planting allows the gardener to plant crops together to make the most out of the space available.  One of the keys to doing this is to know which plants will work well together.  Read more about companion planting in the March 2013 issue of The Gardener's Dirt.

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2015 Youth Livestock
Show & Sale

The 2015 Johnston County Youth Livestock Show & Sale will be held April 7-8, 2015 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena, 520 County Home Rd, Smithfield. Full schedule of events below, or download printable version here. Showschedule15 2015 Johnston County Youth Livestock Show   April 6, Monday 7:00 AM till 6:00 PM - Everyone must check-in animals and submit Buyer Form   3:00 PM- Livestock Judging Contest * change from previous years April 7, Tuesday 12:00 PM National Anthem 12:05 PM – Meat Goat Placing Classes 1- 7 by weight (age 9 and over) Championship Drive Achievement Showmanship - (ages 5-8) Junior Showmanship - age 9-11 (as of Jan. 1) Intermediate Showmanship - age 12-14 (as of Jan. 1) Senior Showmanship - age 15-19 (as of Jan. 1) 3:00 PM- Steer Placing Classes 1-2 by weight Championship Drive 4:00 PM - Heifer Placing Classes 1-4 by age of heifer Championship Drive Novice Showmanship (1st time in a beef showmanship class) Junior Showmanship - age 9-13 (as of Jan. 1) Senior Showmanship - age 14-19 (as of Jan. 1) 6:00 PM - “Children’s Revenge” Adult Showmanship April 8, Wednesday 8:00 AM –National Anthem 8:05 AM -Market Hog Placing Classes 1- 8 by weight (age 9 and over) Championship Drive Achievement Showmanship (ages 5-8) Junior Showmanship - age 9-11 (as of Jan. 1) Intermediate Showmanship - age 12-14 (as of Jan. 1) Senior Showmanship - age 15-19 (as of Jan. 1) 11:00 AM- Lamb Placing Classes 1-4 by weight of hogs (age 9 and over) Championship Drive Achievement Showmanship (ages 5-8) Junior Showmanship - age 9-11 (as of Jan. 1) Intermediate Showmanship - age 12-14 (as of Jan. 1) Senior Showmanship - age 15-19 (as of Jan. 1) 2:30 PM SET UP SALE RING 3:00 PM REQUIRED EXHIBITORS MEETING AT SALE RING 4:30 PM Exhibitors' and Buyers Meal 6:00 PM Awards and Sale

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What’s That Yam Thing Contest

WHAT IS THAT YAM THING? Entries for the annual “What is That Yam Thing?” Contest, which can be made to look like a person, thing or animal, will be received on Friday May MORE »

Camera Back

Johnston County 4-H Photography Contest

Are you really interested in photography and want a place to display your work or maybe you want to show off all the cool photos you have been taking with the new camera MORE »

March 2015 Livestock News

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

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 »

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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

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Extension Gardener Classes

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 »

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Extension Gardener: Grow what you eat - fruits and berriesThu Apr 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 days away
Extension Gardener: What's in the TurfThu Apr 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 1 week away
Extension Gardener: What does it take to design a landscape?Thu Apr 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 weeks away
Homebuyer WorkshopMon Apr 20, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Extension Gardener: Maintaining the landscapeThu Apr 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
Homebuyer WorkshopThu May 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 month away
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