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Yancey County Center Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center Johnston County Center 8 months ago
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Description:

Yancey County Cooperative Extension will offer Safe Plates for individuals who work in the food service industry. This course helps food establishments meet the requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager. For additional information, please contact Sue Estridge, FCS Area Agent, (828) 682-6186
May 24 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 26 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Jul 4 2017

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2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC 27577 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC 27577 Johnston County Center 1 hour ago
Description: Pesticide Safety Recertification Training V classTheclasses will be at the Johnston County Ag Center in Smithfield on NC 210 Hwy.   Applicators are reminded that licensesexpire at the end of the year, but all recertification credits must be obtainedbefore September 30th of the year the license expires. Applicatorsare asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the bar code scanalong with them to class.  Please callTim Britton at 989-5380 to check credits.
Feb 22 Thu
Johnston County Agriculture Building, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield NC 27577 Johnston County Agriculture Building, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield NC 27577 Johnston County Center 7 days away
Description: A four-session short course on the basics of beef cattle management will be offered the first four Thursday evenings in March at the Johnston County Ag Center. This is specifically for new or beginning cattlemen who wish to acquire basic beef and farm management knowledge. Dates are March 1, 8, 15, and 22 and will be 6-8:30 each evening. Each participant will receive a course notebook, herd book and grazing stick. There is a $25 registration fee to cover materials and snacks, and the course is limited to the first 20 to register. Call (919)989-5380 or email dgwells@ncsu.edu to register.
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Mar 1 Thu
2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC 27577 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC 27577 Johnston County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

Labels for Engenia, FeXapan,and XtendiMax wererecently revised. Those products are now classified as Federal RestrictedUse Pesticides. They can only be sold by Licensed Pesticide Dealers andpurchased only by licensed/certified (commercial and private) applicators.

The labels also state the following: “Priorto applying this product postemergence in-crop on dicamba-tolerant cotton ordicamba-tolerant soybeans for the 2018 growing season, and prior to eachgrowing season thereafter, alldicamba applicator(s) including commercial applicators, private applicators,and non-certified applicators working under their direct supervision mustcomplete dicamba or auxin-specific training. Training must be completedannually before each growing season.”

 

North Carolina will again have Special Local Need(SLN) labels for the dicamba products and also for Enlist One and Enlist Duo.Those SLN labels will reinforce the mandatory training before application ofall products mentioned above. Thattraining includes the person driving the sprayer. Individualscompleting the training will be issued a certificate which must be presented tothe dealer before purchasing those products. Persons completing the training in 2017 are required to take trainingagain in 2018. Company representatives will likely also offerstewardship training, but that training will not substitute for the trainingprovided by the state.

 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at6:00 pm. The meeting will be at the Johnston CountyAg Center Auditorium.   

Mar 6 Tue
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Johnston County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals of aquaponic technology. This State-of-the-Art course will showcase techniques and practices that are being used at one of the largest commercial facilities in the U.S. If you are considering getting into this fast growing industry, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best.

About the course: Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.

Instructors:

We are pleased to have leading NC commercial aquaponics experts from the facility at Lucky Clay's Fresh to lead the presentations.  Aquaponics Farm Manager Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Todd was raised in Aquadale, North Carolina and spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system. Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, Vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.

Huy Tran is an aquaculture and aquaponics expert with more than 20 years experience.  After graduating with a degree in agriculture/aquaculture from the University Of Hawaii, Huy worked at and managed several area farms rearing Shrimp and numerous Marine/Freshwater fish species.  This included managing a 20 acre farm producing 47 different aquatic species used in aquatic toxicology testing. In 1997 he began work at Aquatic Eco-System (AES) where he remained for 19 years.  As Sales and Marketing Officer, he was responsible for production of 16 of the AES master catalogs and oversaw all technical sales and all marketing for the company.  Currently, Huy owns his own facility, Apopka Aquaponic Farms, and consults/designs for many aquaponic and Aquaculture facilities world wide.

Registration Fees

  • Aquaponics Short-Course only: $150 per person
  • Aquaponics Short-Course fee if you also register for the NC Aquaculture Development Conference: $125
  • Student rate: $80
  • Registration for the Aquaponics Short-Course includes a morning coffee break, a lunch, and afternoon coffee and soft-drinks. A short-course workbook is also included in registration.  Click here to register online for Aquaponics

    Mar 7 Wed
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Johnston County Center 2 weeks away
    Description: North Carolina Aquaculture Development ConferenceMarch 8 - 10 2018New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center203 S. Front StreetNew Bern, NC 28560 Description:March 8-10, 2018 – North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

    This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and government personnel to learn about opportunities to develop and enhance freshwater and marine aquaculture in North Carolina. Attendees will be able to tour select freshwater farms on Thursday and hear the latest research based findings from recognized state and national experts during the Friday conference.  Our trade show will exhibit some of the latest aquaculture equipment and products and our famous "Cultured Seafoods Festival", the 'all you care to eat...' gathering on Friday night, will showcase all manner of NC aquacultured products.  This year we've added an oyster shucking demonstration and tasting of fresh NC raw-oysters.  Our shellfish workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.  This fun and unique meeting is only offered once each year, so be sure not to miss out!

    For additional information, including how to register, please go to the conference website at: NCAquaculture.org

    Mar 8 Thu
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Johnston County Center 2 weeks away
    Description: March 8-10, 2018 – North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

    This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and government personnel to learn about opportunities to develop and enhance freshwater and marine aquaculture in North Carolina. Attendees will be able to tour select freshwater farms on Thursday and hear the latest research based findings from recognized state and national experts during the Friday conference.  Our trade show will exhibit some of the latest aquaculture equipment and products and our famous "Cultured Seafoods Festival", the 'all you care to eat...' gathering on Friday night, will showcase all manner of NC aquacultured products.  This year we've added an oyster shucking demonstration and tasting of fresh NC raw-oysters.  Our shellfish workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.  This fun and unique meeting is only offered once each year, so be sure not to miss out!

    For additional information, including how to register, please go to the conference website at: NCAquaculture.org

    Mar 8 Thu