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4-H Summer Fun
2016

REGISTRATION CLOSED for 2016 Please check back again next April for the 2017 Summer Fun Listing 4-H Summer Fun Offers a variety of opportunities for youth that are educational, fun, and affordable.  Registration will be online this year and begins in May 1st for current 4-H Members and May 8th for everyone.  Registration closes on May 14th for everyone and all paperwork and payment must be in the 4-H Office by May 27th.  Please see the links below for the List of activities and enrollment forms if necessary. Summer Fun Flyer Post Summer Fun Registration Sheet to Mail Summer Fun Enrollment Forms Online Registration Link

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Summer Camp

4-H Summer Fun
2016

REGISTRATION CLOSED for 2016 Please check back again next April for the 2017 Summer Fun Listing 4-H Summer Fun Offers a variety of opportunities for youth that are educational, fun, and affordable.  Registration will be online this year and begins in May 1st for current 4-H Members and May 8th for everyone.  Registration closes on May 14th for everyone and all paperwork and payment must be in the 4-H Office by May 27th.  Please see the links below for the List of activities and enrollment forms if necessary. Summer Fun Flyer Post Summer Fun Registration Sheet to Mail Summer Fun Enrollment Forms Online Registration Link

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Agricultural Sales
Tax Exemption: Electricity

Most farmers know that they may qualify for exemptions from sales tax on equipment and other goods that they purchase.  As with any law dealing with taxes, there are requirements that must be met and steps that farmers must take to qualify.  Did you know that the sales tax exemption also applies to the electricity that you use on your farm for certain practices like curing tobacco?  Furthermore, as of July 14, 2014 the sales tax rate on electricity increased from 3% to 7%.  Take a look at your recent electrical bills for tobacco curing, if you paid tax then you can probably get that money refunded for up to three years.  Please see the information below from the NC Department of Revenue to determine if you may qualify for the exemption.  In addition, you can access NCDOR Form E595E which you may need to acquire a refund and establish an exemption by clicking the links below. Ag Sales Tax Exemption Electricity NCDOR Form E595E

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Yucca, cactus and other drought tolerant plants

Tips for Using Water
Wisely

If you’re interested in saving a few dollars on your monthly water bill and conserving one of our most precious natural resources, try implementing some of the tips below. The seven categories used to organize these pointers are identified in the NC Cooperative Extension Service’s publication Water-Wise Works! This brochure, which is available online*, is a helpful guide to creating a landscape that uses water efficiently. To read the entire article click here.

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Man mowing lawn in heat

How to Prevent Heat
Illness When Working Outdoors

OSHA has started a new campaign to help outdoor workers recognize the dangers of heat illness.  They are stressing; Water, Rest, and Shade are the keys to staying cool in this heat.  The site also contains educational resources employers can use to train employees, an explanation of the Heat Index, and how to plan workers schedules around the heat in a safe manor.  More information can be found on their website at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Johnston County Ag
Report

The Johnston County Ag Report has recently been updated, with information regarding production meetings and training classes for 2016. To see the entire article, click here.

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Figure 4. These symptoms of pale green coloration of the upper leaves, and severe yellowing and beaching of the lower leaves may be observed by downloading the above .gif file. This image provides a 360-degree view of a symptomatic plant.
©2016 Forensic Floriculture

From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Nitrogen Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

Figure 2. View of a newly transplanted burley tobacco plant in the nutrient disorder irrigation system.  Note the yellow drip emitters used to deliver the nutrient solution.
©2016 Forensic Floriculture

From the Field-Agronomy Notes popular

Tobacco Research Update: Development of an Online Nutrient Disorder Diagnostic Key for Tobacco Over the next few weeks, we will be providing updates about our current research project of developing a web-based nutrient MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

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4-H’ers Bring Home District Honors

On May 14th at Lenoir Community College 20 Johnston County 4-H’ers competed at District Presentations.  Two youth presented in 4-H Entertains, which is a talent showcase.  Two more participated in the non-competitive 7-8 MORE »

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Summer Residence Camp 2016 – Price Drop

Summer 4-H Resident Camp Opportunity Johnston County 4-H still has openings for Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, the week of July 24-29, 2016.  Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 participate in MORE »

Ag Commodity Transportation Class-June 6th, 2016

On Monday June 6, 2016, The Johnston County Agri-Business Council with host a farm equipment and commodity transportation meeting. Trooper Randy Bridgers will be our guest speaker.  He will talk about transporting farm MORE »

May/June 2016 Livestock News

News, articles and information related to livestock production. Download the Newsletter at the following following link. 0516 Livestock MORE »

Summer Camp

4-H Summer Fun 2016

REGISTRATION CLOSED for 2016 Please check back again next April for the 2017 Summer Fun Listing 4-H Summer Fun Offers a variety of opportunities for youth that are educational, fun, and affordable.  Registration MORE »

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Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Food Dehydration WorkshopSat Aug 20, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopSat Aug 27, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agapé Center for Environmental Education, 1369 Tyler Dewar Ln, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, United States
— 4 weeks away
Safe PlatesTue Sep 27 - Fri Sep 30, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
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