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Pesticide V Credit
Classes

Private Pesticide License holders for the "V" Class. Mark your Calendar if you need "V" Credits, Classes will be held on: 1. Thursday March 24th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 2. Tuesday March 29th 9:00 am-11:00 am Both will be at: NC Cooperative Extension - Cabarrus County Center 715 Cabarrus Ave., West. PO Box 387 Concord, NC 28027 *in the Auditorium. Please contact with questions: Lauren Duncan Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture NC Cooperative Extension - Cabarrus County Center 715 Cabarrus Ave., West. PO Box 387 Concord, NC 28027 lhdunca3@ncsu.edu 704.920.3310 (P) 704.920.3323 (F) https://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu/ Other pesticide license re-certification opportunities are listed on the NCDA's website: http://www.ncagr.gov/aspzine/str-pest/pesticides/PesticideCalendar/calendar.asp

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Pesticide V Credit
Classes

Private Pesticide License holders for the "V" Class. Mark your Calendar if you need "V" Credits, Classes will be held on: 1. Thursday March 24th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 2. Tuesday March 29th 9:00 am-11:00 am Both will be at: NC Cooperative Extension - Cabarrus County Center 715 Cabarrus Ave., West. PO Box 387 Concord, NC 28027 *in the Auditorium. Please contact with questions: Lauren Duncan Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture NC Cooperative Extension - Cabarrus County Center 715 Cabarrus Ave., West. PO Box 387 Concord, NC 28027 lhdunca3@ncsu.edu 704.920.3310 (P) 704.920.3323 (F) https://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu/ Other pesticide license re-certification opportunities are listed on the NCDA's website: http://www.ncagr.gov/aspzine/str-pest/pesticides/PesticideCalendar/calendar.asp

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Second Harvest Food
Bank Partner Agency

Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension is a partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM). SHFBM partners and distributes food and essential grocery items to approximately 550 hunger feeding agencies in 19 counties in North and South Carolina. Agencies served include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

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2016 Southern
Piedmont NC Farm School

NC Farm School celebrated its 2015 graduates with a delicious lunch featuring local fresh produce and local students who have worked hard over seven months. Graduation marks the start of new farming ventures for about half of the students. Even those who don’t create new ventures come away with better principles to run current operations and all of this is a direct result of the school’s framework. Mary Jac Brennan, horticulture agent in Forsyth county says, “I am especially passionate about the business support that NC Farm School provides farmers.” Mary Jac has good reason for this as students who attended evening classes once a month were able to get focused training on key business principles. Students are also exposed to knowledge directly from farmers about production practices as the school provides one field trip every month to farms in their region that produce every crop imaginable. These are just a few of the ways that NC Farm School helps those attending the program get help on their journey to more profitable farms. Examples of students who have been successful in the program go back as far as 2013. “We looked at the NC Farm School when we became interested in making our land the basis for our income as we retired,” says Gary Dunn of White Oak Farms in Biscoe, NC in a recent interview in 2015. He and his wife Connie had already started their journey in 2013 when they attended the school in the Piedmont. “When we first started out we hadn’t been in the market but two or three weeks and we had that little boost [of income] right off the bat from what we had learned. Since we have been out of farm school we have grown our business to 75% of our initial goal.” Their journey was about them being able to support their income in their retirement. “I attribute every bit of [us getting to our goals] to farm school.” says Gary. NC Farm School will be in the Southern Piedmont (Rowan County) for the 2016 year.  Class will begin February 9th in Salisbury at the Rowan County Extension Center.  The course cost is $299/individual and $499/couple.   Attend one of the two interest meetings on December 15th at 6:30pm to find out more and get your application for 2016 school.  The meeting will be at the Rowan Extension Center 2727 Old Concord Rd. Salisbury , NC 28146. The second meeting will be held on January 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cabarrus County office (715 Cabarrus Ave., West, Concord).If you would like more information on the N.C. Farm Schools or you want hear more about the stories of farmers who attended visit the NC Farm School website at http://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu .

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2016 Spring Plant and
Herb Festival

10th Annual Cabarrus Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Spring Herb & Plant Festival Saturday, Apr 16, 2016; 8:00am – 4:00pm Where: Piedmont Farmers Market (518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027) This popular event boasts unique and hard-to-find gifts, plants and gardener delights from over 85 vendors from several southern states. Held RAIN or SHINE patrons enjoy the atmosphere, selections and the early blooming season found at the festival. Over a hundred Master Gardener Volunteers will be on site to answer homeowner questions free-of-charge. For more information about the festival contact Lauren Duncan. For vendor inquires contact Vickie Julian at vickiejo@ctc.net or call her at (704)578-9071 or (704)455-7847.

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Your Cabarrus
Cooperative Extension Staff

Your Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Staff pictured above at the 2015 Agricultural Celebration: Front Row (left to right): Renee Goodnight, EFNEP Program Assistant Christine Barrier, Administrative Assistant Pam Outen, Famly & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Becky Lewis, Support Specialist Minnie Mitchell-Bishop, Community Rural Development Extension Agent Back Row (left to right): Tracy LeCompte, 4-H Extension Agent Robert Furr, County Extension Director Carl Pless, Agricultural Extension Agent Beverly Bollenbecker, 4-H School Age Child Care Program Associate

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New Video: Gardening When Deer Live Nearby

Enjoy this excellent new 20 minute video on strategies for coexisting with deer in the landscape. Lois Chatham and Sara Haigh, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County,  identify deer resistant plants and strategies to keep deer MORE » – from   Gardening

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New Video on Gardening on The Outer Banks

Check out this outstanding new video by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County! Kudos to Shannon Brooks and her whole team, especially EMGV Barbara Koeblin, the media talent for this 23 minute episode MORE » – from   Gardening

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4-H Camp Interest Meeting

Interested in Day Camps and Overnight Residential Summer Camps? Join us for an informational meeting about what 4-H has to offer! March 1, 2015 6:00 p.m. Cabarrus 4-H/Extension Office – 715 Cabarrus Avenue MORE »

Super Saturday When I'm in Charge

Super Saturday Workshop

Workshop designed for youth in 4-7th grade who might be home alone or in charge of others.  Great for babysitters! February 20, 2016 Workshop Fee $18 Sessions include: First Aid, Making a Sitter MORE »

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4-H Curriculum Trainings

Cabarrus County 4-H is proud to offer Low-Cost training for using our 4-H curriculum.  Curriculum is available for use by formal and informal educators and can be adapted to fit most educational environments. MORE »

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ACT Prep Course Offered!

Sophomores and Juniors in Cabarrus, Stanly and Rowan Counties are invited to a thirty hour ACT Prep Course offered through North Carolina State University and the Princeton Review. Applications are due for ASPIRE MORE »

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Local Grants for Summer Experiences!!!

Check out this opportunity to fund area youth to attend summer experiences across our state! MSE Scholarship announcement 2015-2016 (1) Beca Enriquecimiento de la Escuela Media (Summer Enrichment announcement) MORE »

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South Central District Horse BowlSat Feb 13 - Sat Feb 13, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 hours away
4-H: Visit Rimer ClubSat Feb 13, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 10 hours away
Visit the Science Explorers 4-H ClubSat Feb 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Ave W, Concord, NC, United States
— 11 hours away
Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" OpenSat Feb 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 11 hours away
Find out about Cabarrus County Land PreservationTue Feb 16 - Tue Feb 16, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 3 days away
Visit Artistic Adventurers ECA ClubTue Feb 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 4 days away
4-H: Visit the Barn Bums Horse Speciality ClubWed Feb 17, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Circle K Arena, 7860 Gold Hill Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 5 days away
Visit Artistic Adventurers Extension & Community Association ClubThu Feb 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027
— 6 days away
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