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Beginning Beekeeping
Course

Entry Level Beekeeping Course No Prior Experience Necessary Saturday Classes Date: March 19, March 26, April 2, 2016 Time: 8:00 AM—5 PM Sponsored by Johnston County Beekeeper’s Association & Johnston County Agricultural Extension Service 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577   Learn how to manage and operate your own hives.   Be part of an interesting hobby as a beekeeper. For Questions- send email to jocobee@earthlink.net Subject: Bee School or Call Brandon Parker 919 989 5380 Registration form-  JCBA Bee School registration form

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Beginning Beekeeping
Course

Entry Level Beekeeping Course No Prior Experience Necessary Saturday Classes Date: March 19, March 26, April 2, 2016 Time: 8:00 AM—5 PM Sponsored by Johnston County Beekeeper’s Association & Johnston County Agricultural Extension Service 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577   Learn how to manage and operate your own hives.   Be part of an interesting hobby as a beekeeper. For Questions- send email to jocobee@earthlink.net Subject: Bee School or Call Brandon Parker 919 989 5380 Registration form-  JCBA Bee School registration form

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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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Johnston County Crop
Production Meetings

Small Grain, Corn and Grain Sorghum Meeting-February 2, 2016 4:00 PM (2 hours NODX) The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston County are inviting small grain and grain sorghum growers to a production meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Johnston County Ag Center Auditorium, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC, and will end with a sponsored dinner.  Presentations from Extension Specialist, NCDA, and Agents.  Ron Heiniger will discuss small grain production, specifically the winter stages of wheat and what growers need to look for and corn production.  Wesley Everman and Dominic Reisig will talk about small, grain, corn, and grain sorghum production.  Continuing education credits will be offered for pesticide applicators and for Certified Crop Advisers.  Pre-registration is required for the meeting.  Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to let us know that you are coming. Soybean Production Meeting-February 23, 2016 12:00 PM (2 hours NODX) The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is inviting all growers to attend the Soybean Production meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm. The meeting will be at the Johnston County Ag Center Auditorium.  Soybean varieties, disease management and weed control will be discussed.  A sponsored meal will be served and continuing education credits will be offered for pesticide applicators and for Certified Crop Advisers.  Pre-registration is required for the meeting.  Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to let us know that you are coming. Regional Peanut Production Meeting- February 12, 2016 12:00 PM (2 hours NODX) The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston, Wilson, Wayne, Harnett, and Greene counties are inviting all growers to attend the Regional Peanut Production meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the West Farm at 1365 NC 222 East, Fremont, NC 27830.  This will be about 2 miles east of Fremont.  Peanut varieties, insect, disease management, and weed control will be discussed.  A sponsored meal will be served and continuing education credits will be offered for pesticide applicators.  Pre-registration is required for the meeting.  Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to let us know that you are coming. Regional Cotton Production Meeting- February 18, 2016 6:00 PM (2 hours NODX)  The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland and Harnett counties are inviting all growers to attend the cotton production meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016.  The meeting will be held at Sampson County Agricultural Expo Building, 414 Warsaw Rd in Clinton at 6:00 PM.  Cotton varieties and management, insect management and weed control will be discussed.  A sponsored meal will be served at the beginning of the meeting and continuing education credits will be offered for pesticide applicators and for Certified Crop Advisers.  Pre-registration is required for the meeting.  Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to let us know that you are coming. Regional Sweet Potato Production Meeting, February 11, 2016 (1 hour NODX) The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is inviting all growers to attend the Sweet Potato Production meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be at the Johnston County Ag Center Auditorium.  Disease and Insect issues, production practices, and storage issues will be discussed.  A sponsored meal will be served and continuing education credits will be offered for pesticide applicators and for Certified Crop Advisers.  Pre-registration is required for the meeting.  Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to register.

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Beginning Beekeeping
Course

Entry Level Beekeeping Course No Prior Experience Necessary Saturday Classes Date: March 19, March 26, April 2, 2016 Time: 8:00 AM—5 PM Sponsored by Johnston County Beekeeper’s Association & Johnston County Agricultural Extension Service 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577   Learn how to manage and operate your own hives.   Be part of an interesting hobby as a beekeeper. For Questions- send email to jocobee@earthlink.net Subject: Bee School or Call Brandon Parker 919 989 5380 Registration form-  JCBA Bee School registration form

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Johnston County Grower-January 2016

Update on production meetings, safety re-certification classes, and other pesticide credit classes.  Also included, local corn and soybean variety work, cover crop trial information, and pesticide exam dates. MORE »

January 2016 Livestock News

News, articles and information related to livestock production. Download the Newsletter at the following following link. 01 16 MORE »

Johnston County Agri-Business Banquet

You, along with your spouse, friends, and other guests, are cordially invited to attend the Johnston County Agricultural Banquet on Thursday night, December 10th beginning at 6:30 PM at the Agricultural Building in MORE »

2015 Fruit and Nut Tree Sale

Fall Fruit and Nut Tree Sale will begin Oct. 1, 2015 through Nov. 13, 2015 at the Johnston County Agriculture Center in Smithfield, NC.  You can purchase a variety of fruit trees, blueberries, MORE »

Coming Soon! Heritage Quilt Show

The Annual Heritage Quilt show is scheduled to open on Thursday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Johnston County Agricultural Center with a special dedication. A display of quilts made for veterans MORE »

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4-H Hungry to Help Backpack Buddy Food Drive

As part of a Countywide 4-H Community Service Initiative, Johnston County 4-H Clubs, Johnston County FFA Chapters and the Johnston County Farm City Week Committee are collecting items to support the Backpack Buddies MORE »

2015 Johnston County Ag Business Tour

The 2015 Johnston County Ag Business Tour will be held on September 30th, 2015. The Ag tour will start at Lazy O Farm in Smithfield and will include stops at Covington Spirits, Alliance MORE »

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EVENTS View All
[ProNR] Forest Health WorkshopTue Feb 9, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Where:
McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
— 3 days away
Johnston County Goat Producers MeetingTue Feb 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA
— 4 days away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopMon Feb 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301, United States
— 1 week away
NC Safe PlatesTue Feb 16 - Fri Feb 19, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Working Forest Summit for NC LandownersWed Mar 16, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC 28328, United States
— 1 month away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopTue May 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 3 months 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
— 7 months away
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