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Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

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FSMA Produce Safety Training

This one-day training course on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum is for produce growers. This course meets the regulatory requirements …

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Using Helmets When Riding Seminar

Offered by Nicole Worth, State 4-H Council Vice President and JoCo Rocking Riders 4-H Club Member Monday November 13, 2017 …

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AgVentures Grant Opportunity for Farmers

News-release The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting a informational meeting regarding the 2018 NC AgVentures Grant Program on Tuesday, …

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Solar PV Education Meeting

JOHNSTON COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO HOST SOLAR PV EDUCATION MEETING From: Bryant Spivey, County Extension Director bmspivey@ncsu.edu 919-989-5380 A solar education meeting will explain …

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JCNA Tour of Smith's Nursery

June 27, 2017 JCNA Tour of Smith’s Nursery JCNA Member meet at 443 SANDERS RD, BENSON, NC 27504 at 6 p.m. sharp Dinner provided …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …