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Local Foods? - Check out Simply Local on YouTube. Visit our new Local Foods page supporting the 10% Campaign.


Cabarrus Local

Local Foods? - Check out Simply Local on YouTube. Visit our new Local Foods page supporting the 10% Campaign.

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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.


Join us at the
Cabarrus County Fair!

Mark your calendars for September 5th, because that's when the 2014 Cabarrus County Fair officially kicks off.  It's happening September 5th through 13th. Visit the fair website for all the details.


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Your Cabarrus
Cooperative Extension Staff

Your Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Staff pictured above: Front Row (left to right): Christine Barrier, Administrative Assistant Pam Outen, Famly & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Anita Ford, Expanded Food & Nutrition Program Assistant Back Row (left to right): Beverly Bollenbecker, 4-H School Age Child Care Program Associate Robert Furr, County Extension Director Mildred Upsher, Receptionist Tracy LeCompte, 4-H Extension Agent Carl Pless, Agricultural Extension Agent David Goforth, Horticultal Extension Agent Becky Lewis, Support Specialist Minnie Mitchell-Bishop, Community Rural Development Extension Agent

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Join us in congratulating…

Many of our horse club members recently competed at the North Carolina State Horse Show held at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, July 9-13th.  Our youth competed in everything MORE »

Adult Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for adults who are interested in helping us organize clubs in the Harrisburg and Odell School areas! If you want to make a positive impact on youth who are MORE »


Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration

Join us for our exciting event! Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration & 9th Annual Agricultural Celebration Thursday, August 14, 2014; 6:30 p.m. Hosted by: The Farm at Brusharbor 7700 Brusharbor Road Concord, NC MORE »


Upcoming Food Preservation Classes Announced

Contact Pamela C. Outen, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at 704.920.3310 or pcouten@ncsu.edu for more information. Download a schedule here: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/?p=299463 Register and pay here: http://onlineservices.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner/  **you will need to create a MORE »

4-H: How can I help or volunteer?

We are always looking for people to help us out!  Just contact Tracy LeCompte at tracy_lecompte@ncsu.edu. Want to help? If you want to help us go to camp, we have some great young MORE »

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City of Kannapolis Farmer's MarketThu Jul 31, 2014 Today
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Corner of Vance Street and Loop Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081
— 6 hours ago
4-H Clubs and Youth Programs In Cabarrus CountyFri Aug 1 - Fri Aug 1, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Clubs meet at various times, locations and dates throughout the county.
— 2 hours away
Join ECA Clubs with Passion for Learning & SharingFri Aug 1 - Fri Aug 1, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Clubs vary locations, meeting times and locations. Call Pam Outen, Extension Agent at 704/920-3310
— 2 hours away
Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" OpenSat Aug 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— Tomorrow
4-H: Visit K-9 Capers Dog Specialtiy ClubSat Aug 2, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy, 2139 Supply Court, Suite 1, Concord NC 28027
— 2 days away
4-H: Visit Future Focus Fitness Speciality ClubSat Aug 2, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Logan Community Center, 304 Lincoln Street-SW, Concord 28025
— 2 days away
4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality ClubMon Aug 4, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 4 days away
Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting/ProgramTue Aug 5, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027.
— 4 days away
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