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A.S.P.I.R.E. 2 HIGHER EDUCATION: ACT SUPPLEMENTAL PREPARATION IN RURAL EDUCATION Do you want to go to college? Do you want help gaining admissions to college? Are you intimidated by college entrance examinations such as the ACT? If you answered YES to any of these questions then the A.S.P.I.R.E. Program is perfect for you! The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education.  This is a cooperative initiative through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The program includes The Princeton Review ACT study manual, The Princeton Review  1,296 practice question manual, 4 ACT full-length practice exams with score analysis and breakdown, The Princeton Review selective college admissions booklet, and 30 hours of class time instruction, where students will learn the skills they need to be able to tackle the ACT! An A.S.P.I.R.E. ACT class will be offered in Johnston County at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC  27577.  The class will begin on Saturday January 10th with a diagnostic ACT exam.  Then classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM beginning January 12th.  A detailed schedule can be found below.  This class will be offered to prepare Sophomores and Juniors for ACT exams.  If you are interested in participating in the A.S.P.I.R.E. ACT course please contact, Lori McBryde, at 989-5380 or Lori_McBryde@ncus.edu ASAP with a verbal commitment and go to the following link for to reserve your spot. Online Application – Click Here Class/Exam Schedule

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ASPIRE - ACT Prep
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A.S.P.I.R.E. 2 HIGHER EDUCATION: ACT SUPPLEMENTAL PREPARATION IN RURAL EDUCATION Do you want to go to college? Do you want help gaining admissions to college? Are you intimidated by college entrance examinations such as the ACT? If you answered YES to any of these questions then the A.S.P.I.R.E. Program is perfect for you! The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education.  This is a cooperative initiative through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The program includes The Princeton Review ACT study manual, The Princeton Review  1,296 practice question manual, 4 ACT full-length practice exams with score analysis and breakdown, The Princeton Review selective college admissions booklet, and 30 hours of class time instruction, where students will learn the skills they need to be able to tackle the ACT! An A.S.P.I.R.E. ACT class will be offered in Johnston County at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC  27577.  The class will begin on Saturday January 10th with a diagnostic ACT exam.  Then classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM beginning January 12th.  A detailed schedule can be found below.  This class will be offered to prepare Sophomores and Juniors for ACT exams.  If you are interested in participating in the A.S.P.I.R.E. ACT course please contact, Lori McBryde, at 989-5380 or Lori_McBryde@ncus.edu ASAP with a verbal commitment and go to the following link for to reserve your spot. Online Application – Click Here Class/Exam Schedule

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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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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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Shrubs Growing over the curb

Givie your landscape
a professional look

Overgrown shrubs blocking the drive[/caption] Are there minor problems in your landscape that need to be addressed.  Read more about how to edit your landscape to give it a more professional look, in this months issue of The Gardner's Dirt.  Also read about crossvine, a native, evergreen vine, and how to control common chickweed in the landscape.  Click here to read more on these topics.

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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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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 »

Make your Holidays Stress Free!!!!

On the first day of Christmas, my truelove made for me, breakfast Black Friday morn! On the second day of Christmas, my truelove gave to me, Two more party invites, and Breakfast Black MORE »

4-H Record Books Due December 31

Just wanted to remind everyone that 4-H Record Books are due at the county level for competition on Wednesday, December 31st by 5PM. 4-H record books allow you to keep track of your MORE »

County Council Officers Sought

COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICER CANDIDATES We are currently accepting officer candidates for the 2015 year.  If you are 13 older as of January 1, and would like to run for office, please see the MORE »

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NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification CourseWed Jan 28, 2015 Today
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
JC Cooperative Extension, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC 27577
— 6 hours ago
NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification CourseThu Jan 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
JC Cooperative Extension, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC 27577
— 18 hours away
Extension Gardener - What Makes Plants TickThu Jan 29, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— Tomorrow
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Extension Gardener: Soils and NutrientsThu Feb 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 1 week away
Webinar - Pesticides StrategyFri Feb 6, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
on the computer
— 1 week away
Johnston County Goat Producers Annual MeetingTue Feb 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 weeks away
Cattlemen's Annual MeetingTue Feb 17, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Johnston County Agriculture Center, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield
— 3 weeks away
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