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

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 Extension Gardener: Insect in the Garden Thu Mar 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
— Tomorrow

Entomology = the study of insects. There are millions of insect species in this big world, but only a handful of them are pests. There are many beneficial insect as well. It's important to know how to tell the two apart and when it's important to treat for insect pests. In this class we will learn different families of insects, which ones are pests and which ones are beneficial.

After the presentation there will be some insects on display for you to test your skills on identifying which are the pests and which are beneficial insects.

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 Cattlemen's Annual Meeting Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Agriculture Center, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield
— Tomorrow

Meeting Postponed due to weather. New date is March 5! The Annual Meeting of the Johnston County Cattlemen's Association will be held on March 5, 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 [ProNR] Registered Forester Exam Prep Session Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
— 7 days away

Continuing Education: None
Fee: $145 for classroom session & online study guide (includes lunch)
$75 for online study guide access only
Details: The one day classroom sessions helps prepare you for the NC Board of Registered Foresters exam, but does not guarantee you a passing grade.
Register Here: https://www.cvent.com/events/nc-registered-forester-exam-prep/registration-d95d94ed931d4fb8b1f4724092e243a8.aspx

Johnston County Center [ProNR] Forest Measurement and Valutation Workshop Wed Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Thu Mar 12, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU Jordan Hall Addition Room 3214, Raleigh, NC
— 7 days away

Continuing Education: Approved for 14 CFE credit hours in Category 1-CF
Instructor: Dr. James McCarter http://www.ncsu-feop.org/ProNR/Dr.JamesMcCarter.pdf
Fee: $250 Full workshop
$145 March 11th only (7.5 CFE)
$125 March 12th only (6.5 CFE)
Details: 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.
View the Agenda: http://www.ncsu-feop.org/ProNR/FMVAgenda.pdf
Register Here: https://www.cvent.com/events/forest-mensuration-valuation-workshop/registration-1cb6adc3a3734d8d8f6fc2cfe4d10446.aspx

Johnston County Center Your Money, Your Goals Thu Mar 12, 2015 — 1 week away

Train-the -Train for frontline service providers. Training will be for a toolkit that is offered through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. a $12 registration fee will cover lunch and breaks.

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Pest Management Thu Mar 12, 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

Now that we have learned about the different kinds of pests including weeds, disease, and insects, it's time to learn how to control the pests. In this class we will learn about pesticides, but also about cultural practices we can use to control insects, weeds, and diseases. We will also cover Integrated Pest Management strategies the mix cultural and chemical practices for the best control with the least amount of input.

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 Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial Trends Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away

What will you learn?
Climate change beliefs and concerns are well documented for the American public, but fewer studies focus on the perceptions and adaptation needs of key groups involved in management of natural resources. We surveyed professional foresters in the southern United States to identify how frequently they observe sixteen climate-related variables that affect pine plantations and forests to evaluate how climate change responses vary across the South. We found that southern foresters observed an overall change in climate, longer dry periods or drought conditions, greater frequency and/or severity of invasive plant infestations, warmer winters, and hotter summers with the highest frequency. Other examples of climatic change (e.g., greater frequency and/or severity of fires) was observed frequently only in select states. A spatial analysis of foresters’ responses provided evidence that observations of climatic change are generally observed with higher frequency by foresters from Oklahoma, Florida, and Kentucky. These findings can inform Extension programming and facilitate development of materials tailored to address climatic changes that foresters report observing for each state.

Presenter: Dr. Mark Megalos, Extension Associate Professor, NC State University

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/southern-foresters2019-climate-observations-state-comparisons-and-spatial-trends

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Plant Identification Tips Thu Mar 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
— 2 weeks away

Plants come in all shapes and sizes, some look very similar, while others look completely different. Come learn what to look for when identifying a plant, how to describe the plant when trying to get a positive identification, and some good places to go when trying to identify a plant.

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 Vegetable Grafting Workshop at CEFS Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CEFS, Small Farm Unit, Goldsboro, NC 27530, United States
— 2 weeks away

Registration Fee: $25 (Includes lunch) (Register online at: http://go.ncsu.edu/tgw)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 18 - (Payment is required by March 18)

The goal of this workshop is to learn about vegetable production through the utilization of grafting for disease management and enhanced plant vigor and yield. Participants will learn why grafting is an important tool in vegetable production, become familiar with some commercially available rootstocks and learn about some important research projects underway. In addition, participants will learn the art and the science of tomato grafting through hands-on experience. Each person will receive tomato plants which they will use to practice proper techniques ! as well a s learn the importance of and how to build and manage a ‘healing chamber’, where plants are kept while the grafts heal.

A tremendous amount of grafting research has been done using tomatoes, however, additional crops, such as cucumber, melon and watermelon are also being grafted. Participants will receive an introduction into the fascinating world of cucurbit grafting, as well.

**** This workshop is STRICTLY limited to the first 35 paid registrants and is expected to fill up fast! ****

**REGISTRATION: Please complete your registration online, print a 'ticket' and mail that ! in with y our $25 workshop registration fee BEFORE MARCH 18 to secure your spot! ( http://go.ncsu.edu/tgw) **

Johnston County Center County Activity Day (Presentations & Talent Showcase) Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 weeks away

Do you have a favorite hobby, like to cook, grill or talk? If you can answer YES to any part of that question then you need to join us for this year's presentation contest.

You can turn that favorite hobby into a presentation. You can use that cooking skill as a presentation. Or if you just like to talk you can enter the public speaking contest.

We will be having County Activity Day on Saturday March 21st at the Johnston County Ag Building, Hwy 210 Smithfield. Registration is due by Friday March 13th.

Please plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to find your room and set up. Signs will be posted at the entrances to the building with room assignments. We will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.; Talent Show will be at the end of Presentations, somewhere around 11AM and conclude with awards around 12Noon.

EVERYONE who wants to present at District Activity Day, June 13th, should register using the form found at this link.

http://go.ncsu.edu/countyactivityday15

If you cannot be here that day register anyway and let me know ASAP. We can only send 2 people per category in each age division, so it is very important that I know who wants to give presentations in what categories.

Critique will be provided on your presentation, we will provide assistance to you even if you are not very far along in your presentation, but you should have a good start.

Youth who are interested in attending State 4-H Congress, July 18-21, that do a presentation and advance to District will receive a $50 scholarship from the County towards the registration fee, in addition to Clover Cash earned.

If you would like to bring a snack and drink for yourself and family, please do so. We will not be serving refreshments.

Call me at, 989-5380, if I can answer any specific questions that you might have regarding County Activity Day 2015.

Johnston County Center Arbor Day Celebration Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
— 2 weeks away

Join the forestry community in Raleigh for a day of celebrating the trees and all they do for us! Tree seedling giveaway, lots of local exhibitors, and fun for all! For more details please visit the website! http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/arborday/

Johnston County Center Invasive Plant Best Management Practices Webinar Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away

What will you learn?
BMPs help you identify effective and realistic practices that can be integrated into any behavior. Whether you’re a gardener, a landowner, a forester to a logger; the movement of invasive species is always a concern. A BMP can be as simple as cleaning your shoes or as complex as pressure washing your bulldozer. Regardless of your practice, the goal is always to minimize the spread of invasive species. Learn how to create best management practices (BMPs) that help identify and minimize the spread of invasive species.

Presenter:
Bernie Williams, Invasive Plants and Earthworms Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin DNR
Brad Herrick, Ecologist and Research Manager, University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Judy Kingsbury, Volunteer Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Education Credits from the following organizations continuing education programs have been approved or requested: Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit (Approved), NRCS Conservation Planner Credit - 1 hour Conservation Planner (Requested)

Registration not required. To Join the webinar visit http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/webinars/invasive-plant-best-management-practices

Johnston County Center [ProNR] Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban Interface Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away

What will you learn?
Continued development in and around forests, combined with drough, tree mortality and increased fire potential requires careful planning and understanding of people and fire. What is the Interface and what must be considered when building in the Interface? There are resources and partners focused on the interface. How do you get firewise?

Speaker: Fred Turk, Assistant Director Resource Protection Division, VADOF

Applying for SAF, ISA and APA credits (1 hour).

Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ncsu-feop.org/UFW/ (Copy & paste link into browser if needed)

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Grow what you eat, vegtables and herbs Thu Mar 26, 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

Growing vegetables can be a tricky business. There are lots of things to consider when growing vegetables and herbs in the kitchen garden. This class will address concerns such as how much light does a garden need, how should the soil be prepared, when should crops be planted, and many other concerns.

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 Extension Gardener: Grow what you eat - fruits and berries Thu Apr 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 4 weeks away

Apples, peaches, pears and plums, where do all these fruits come from.
Figs, strawberries, grapes and more, lets eat antioxidants galore.
There is nothing like a fresh fruit right off the tree, but is it worth it to put all that effort into growing the plants in your own yard? This class will address some of the common fruits grown in our area and what it takes to grow them well.

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 Extension Gardener: What's in the Turf Thu Apr 9, 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 month away

Whether you are new to turf, love it or hate it you will be able to learn something new from this class. We will discuss some of the benefits of having turf, some of the pitfalls of having turf, and how to properly maintain that turf, whatever variety you might be growing. Also learn how to identify the turf in your yard so you will know if it's safe to apply that 2,4-D or if you need to find another solution to the weed problem.

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 Extension Gardener: What does it take to design a landscape? Thu Apr 16, 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 month away

Do you look at the landscape around your house and see a blank canvas? Maybe you see a mess that needs to be cleaned up? In this class you will learn how to asses the landscape before putting anything on paper, what to think about when designing a landscape and what are the necessary steps to take to get that well put together look to the landscape.

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 Extension Gardener: Maintaining the landscape Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 months away

Has that beautiful landscape turned into a wild jungle? Have the trees taken over the walkways? Does it take too much time to do all the maintenance chores that need to be done each week? In this class we will discuss how to maintain those wild trees (pruning), how to keep the weeds out of the flowerbeds, how to keep the trees and shrubs looking healthy, and what can be done to reduce lawn maintenance time.

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 [ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 months away

What will you learn?
Severe weather events are becoming more and more common and the costs of clean-up and service disruption can be substantial. The purpose of emergency planning is to mitigate, respond, and recover from an emergency or natural disaster in a timely manner. Incorporating tree inventories, risk assessments, and remedial and routine tree maintenance as part of your emergency management plan can help in withstanding the impacts of changes to the urban forest. How do you get organized?

Speaker: Connie Head, Consulting Urban Forester, Technical Forestry Services

Applying for continuing education credits from SAF, ISA and APA (1 hour).

Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, please visit: http://ncsu-feop.org/UFW/index

Johnston County Center PLT K-8 Workshop Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agape Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
— 6 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 no 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. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

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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