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Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course Thu Jan 29, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension JC Cooperative Extension, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC 27577
— 17 minutes ago

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

NC Cooperative Extension NCFGC MWC Thu Jan 29, 2015 Today 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 4 hours away
Johnston County Center Extension Gardener - What Makes Plants Tick Thu Jan 29, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 10 hours away

This is the first class in a series of 13 Extension Gardener classes. This series of classes will help prepare those who would like to become Extension Master Gardner Volunteers for volunteer service. These classes are also being offered to the general public to help them learn more about the environment in which we live and garden. Each class will cost $5 or you can register for the series of classes for $60. Please preregister for each class. Call 919 989-5380

In this first class we will focus on what makes plants tick. We will learn about plant parts and what they are used for both in the plant and for us as people. We will discuss the effects of our environment on plant growth and development. We will also discuss how to tell one plant from another and the importance of plant names.

Location:
Johnston County Agriculture Building
Cooperative Extension Activity Room
2736 NC Highway 210
Smithfield, NC 27577

NC Cooperative Extension Use Value Advisory Board Meeting - RE: PUV Manual Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Farm Bureau - 301 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
— 24 hours away
Johnston County Center Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year Webinar Thu Feb 5, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away

What will you learn?
This webinar is designed to help woodland owners, foresters and their tax advisors prepare for the filing of their 2014 federal tax returns. In addition to providing useful tax tips and covering the latest changes to tax law, the webinar will also cover these important issues: tax deductions, timber income reporting, 1099-S filing, basis, loss, and the filing of Form T.

Presenter: Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Washington Office

Education Credits from the following organizations continuing education programs have been approved: Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit

Registration not required. To Join the webinar visit http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/timber-tax-update-for-the-2014-tax-year

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Soils and Nutrients Thu Feb 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 1 week away

Soils are the foundation for plant growth. Different plants grow best in different types of soil. In this class we will discuss what soil is made of, how to amend soil to get the best plant growth, how and why to take a soil sample, and how to read the soil test report.

Plants need fertilizer in order to grow. We will discuss what nutrients plants need for growth and how and when to apply them.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center Webinar - Pesticides Strategy Fri Feb 6, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension on the computer
— 1 week away

Pesticides are useful tools if we use them properly. Improper use can harm the user and the environment and lead to secondary pest outbreaks. Learn how to use pesticides safely and effectively in this webinar presented by Kaci Buhl from Oregon State University. Moderated by Charles Pinkston and Danielle Carroll, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Go to learn.extension.org/events/1864 for information on how to connect to this webinar.

For more information on the series visit: extension.org/pages/72197.

Johnston County Center Johnston County Goat Producers Annual Meeting Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 weeks away

The annual meeting will be Feb 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm and will begin with a sponsored dinner. Our topic will be selection of breeding stock for goat herds. Officers and board members will be elected. Dues will be payable the night of the meeting. Call (919) 989-5380 to register by Feb 6th.

Johnston County Center Cattlemen's Annual Meeting Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Agriculture Center, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield
— 3 weeks away

The Annual Meeting of the Johnston County Cattlemen's Association will be held on February 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will begin with a sponsored dinner of barbecued beef, so please register your attendance by emailing dgwells@ncsu.edu or calling (919) 989-5380 by the Friday before the meeting. Our speaker will be Dr. Harrison Dudley from the NC State Vet School discussing bull management. We will be giving away a "barrel and tire" mineral feeder as a door prize. Dues can be paid at the meeting, and are now $20 per year.

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Dealing with Urban Wildlife Issues Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 weeks away

The presentation will focus on various wildlife issues that arise in the urban environment, and addresses ways to both attract and deter wildlife in the landscape. The biology of some common species will be reviewed, compared and contrasted highlighting differences in feeding, damage, and standing under NC wildlife law. A variety of methods for control and management will be presented, as well as advice for addressing specific issues inherent to dealing with vertebrate pests.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center Shiitake Mushroom Workshop Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sampson County Center, 55 Agriculture Place, Clinton, NC 28328
— 3 weeks away

Welcome to the 2015 shiitake farming workshop!
Each participant should bring 3 freshly cut oak logs (from live trees) for inoculation. Make sure logs are cut down 2 weeks before workshop.
Note: Only logs from oak or sweetgum is acceptable at this time. Dimension: 4-8 inches diameter x 4 feet long.
Farmers in the program who are already mushroom growers can place an order for spawn with their county extension agents. Spawn will be ready as from Mid February to the end of March 2015.
New farmers can get spawn only if they will inoculate a minimum of two hundred (200) logs. New farmers will only be given spawn after they have attended one of the shiitake workshops for 2015.
For more information contact: Thomas Hroza (Duplin Co.) #910-296-2143, tom_hroza@ncsu.edu & James Hartsfield (Sampson Co.), #910-592-7161, james_hartsfield@ncsu.edu. Horticulture Extension Agents

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Johnston County Center Project Learning Tree Middle/High School Workshop: Forests of the World Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
— 3 weeks away

February 21, 2014

High School PLT Workshop
Forests of the World
10am - 5pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC

To Register: http://naturalsciences.org/programs-events/educator-trek-forests-world
There is a $10 Registration Fee association with this workshop
Questions? Beth Cranford beth.cranford@naturalsciences.org or Martha Flanagan martha.flanagan@naturalsciences.org

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2014

This workshop will be focusing on the the secondary module, Global Connections: Forests of the World. This module has been correlated to North Carolina standards for high school Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Civics & Economics, and 21st Century Geography. Excellent for middle school social studies classes, too! To learn more about this module, visit https://www.plt.org/forests-of-the-world

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program, as well as CEUs. There is a $10 registration fee, and pre-registration is required. The PLT Activity Guide is provided free of change from the North Carolina Forestry Association.

Johnston County Center Winter Weed Control Workshop Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 weeks away

This workshop is designed to be an interactive way of helping home gardeners learn how to safely control winter weeds in the landscape. We will have four different stations to help participants learn how to identify common weeds, dress appropriately for applying pesticides, calibrate a sprayer to prevent over or under application of herbicides, and learn cultural practices for controlling weeds in the landscape. There will be time for questions and answers at each station, so come ready to share your experiences to help us all learn what works and what doesn't when it comes to weed control.

Please preregister for this workshop by calling 919 989-5380, emailing snbanks@ncsu.edu or stopping by our office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577

Johnston County Center Blueberry Production Workshop Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 weeks away

It's time to get those blueberries pruned. If you don't have blueberries yet it's time to learn which ones to select and how to prepare the ground for planting. Dr. Bill Cline from NC State University will come talk to us about blueberry production in the home garden. He will answer any questions you might have about blueberries.

It is always easier to learn how to prune blueberries if you can see it done in the field. We have a blueberry field not to far from the office. The owner of the blueberry farm has agreed to allow us to come use their field for a pruning demonstration. If you would like to follow us over to the field Dr. Cline has agreed to show us on a few plants how to make those all important pruning cuts.

Please preregister for this class by calling 919 989-5380, email snbanks@ncsu.edu or stop by our office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. Registration will help us prepare the correct number of handouts for the workshop.

Johnston County Center Shiitake Mushroom Workshop Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wake County Center, 4001-E Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610
— 4 weeks away

Welcome to the 2015 shiitake farming workshop!
Each participant should bring 3 freshly cut oak logs (from live trees) for inoculation. Make sure logs are cut down 2 weeks before workshop.
Note: Only logs from oak or sweetgum is acceptable at this time. Dimension: 4-8 inches diameter x 4 feet long.
Farmers in the program who are already mushroom growers can place an order for spawn with their county extension agents. Spawn will be ready as from Mid February to the end of March 2015.
New farmers can get spawn only if they will inoculate a minimum of two hundred (200) logs. New farmers will only be given spawn after they have attended one of the shiitake workshops for 2015.
For more information please contact: Jeanna Myers - Horticulture Extension Agent, #919-250-1100, jeana_myers@ncsu.edu

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Plant Propagation Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 4 weeks away

Learning how to create many plants from few is an art that many gardeners love to learn. In this workshop we will learn about sexual and asexual propagation of plants including the basics of pollination, starting seeds indoors, dividing perennials that are overgrown, rooting cuttings, and the basics of grafting. After we learn the basics we will have a little time to practice some of these techniques in the greenhouse.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center Tomato Grafting Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 1 month away

Come learn about grafting tomatoes. How does grafting help? What are the steps in grafting tomatoes? Then get some experience grafting tomatoes in a greenhouse. The cost of the class is $10 per person. Each person will get to graft their tomatoes and take 4 or 5 grafted tomatoes home.

To register for the class contact Misty Hawk at 919 209-2517 or stop by the Arboretum office to pick up the registration form.

Johnston County Center Register Forester Exam Prep Session Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
— 1 month away

Prep session for the North Carolina Registered Forester Exam on March 27th, 2015. Applying for CFE credit from SAF. For full details and online registration: http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/pronr/ (Copy & paste link into your browser if needed)

Johnston County Center Forest Measurement and Valutation Workshop Wed Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Thu Mar 12, 2015 @ 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU Jordan Hall Addition, Raleigh, NC
— 1 month away

This is a 2-day workshop providing hands-on training in forest measurement concepts, skills and analysis. The workshop is designed to meet the needs of professional natural resource researchers and managers. Class is limited to 20 participants. For full details, visit: http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/pronr/ (Copy & paste into your browser if needed)

Johnston County Center PLT K-8 Workshop Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agape Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
— 7 months away

August 29, 2015

PLT K-8 Workshop
9am - 3:30pm
Agape Center for Environmental Education
Fuquay-Varina, NC

TO REGISTER: Mir Youngquist-Thurow ACEed@agapekurebeach.org 919-552-9421 x 210
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2015

The workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Guide. There is now charge for this workshop or the materials. Please bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately to be outside.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.

There is no charge for the workshop or materials, however, pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

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