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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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4-H Summer Fun!

4-H Summer Fun classes are a great way for young people to learn more, experience more, and enjoy more, and are open to all youth in Person County between the ages of 5-18.  To schedule a registration appointment, call Beth Davis, 4-H Agent at 336-599-1195. 2014 Summer Fun Brochure

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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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4-H Newsletter:
July-August 2014

Check out the latest issue of "The Green Scene" to get the most up-to-date 4-H news in Person County! The Green Scene-July August 2014

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Don’t Be Creative!!

I know chefs and home cooks love to be creative. Adding a little of this and a little of that to a recipe to make it your own is part of the fun MORE »

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ServSafe

Today, the public is very concerned about food safety issues. Eating out has become popular, with almost 50% of the food dollars being spent away from home. Therefore, it is that time of MORE »

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The Garden Grocery

This Lunch and Learn session will give you a quick lesson on food safety and selection at the Farmers Market, including food and nutrition, food safety, friendly advice and more. Participants will also MORE »

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Aging with Gusto

Come age with us at the annual Aging with Gusto conference, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 21st here in Roxboro at the Person County Office Building.  This year’s conference promises to be MORE »

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Is My Food Okay?

One of the questions I get throughout the year is “Is my food okay?” Usually it is after a snowstorm or a thunderstorm where the power got knocked out. Also throughout the summer MORE »

Preparing For and Controlling Ticks

CAROLINA GARDENER Carl Cantaluppi Extension Agent, Agriculture NC Cooperative Extension Granville County Center 919-603-1350 July 1, 2014 Preparing For and Controlling Ticks Here is some current information about ticks that was shared with MORE » – from   Granville County Center

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EVENTS View All
Safe Sitter Babysitting CourseThu Jul 31, 2014 Today
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, South Morgan Street, Roxboro, Person County, NC, United States
— 8 hours ago
VIP Nutrition Group MeetingThu Jul 31, 2014 Today
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Where:
Person County Office Building
— 22 minutes away
Aging with GustoThu Aug 21 - Thu Aug 21, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
PCOB Auditorium
— 3 weeks away
Living HealthyWed Sep 3, 2014
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Person County Health Department, South Madison Boulevard, Roxboro, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Living HealthyWed Sep 10, 2014
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Person County Health Department, South Madison Boulevard, Roxboro, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Person County Farm TourSat Sep 13, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Person County, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Person County Farm TourSun Sep 14, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Person County, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Living HealthyWed Sep 17, 2014
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Person County Health Department, South Madison Boulevard, Roxboro, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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