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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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Cooperative Extension
Spring 2016 Plant Sale

Deadline to order is Wednesday, February 24 CLICK HERE to place your order ONLINE. Plants will be available for pick up on March 3 & 4 (9am – 5pm) at the Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension Office (715 Cabarrus Ave-West, Concord, NC  28027).  You will receive a reminder note prior to plants arriving.  All proceeds from the  Plant Sale provide Cooperative Extension programming support. This plant sale is a fundraiser for Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension.  All plants are grown in nurseries in Georgia or Alabama.  All orders are non-refundable. Plants do not have a warranty.   To download a plant sale brochure with detailed information about each plant variety, click HERE. Or call 704-920-3310; weekdays; between 8am and 5pm.

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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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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 »

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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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Look Who Came to Breakfast! popular

I woke up to find this guy in the front yard gorging on persimmons. Cute though he is, I was discouraged to see he had already eaten several persimmons and taken bites out MORE » – from   Gardening

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New Edition of Extension Gardener Posted popular

Check out the latest edition of the Extension Gardener Newsletter Winter 2016! https://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/extgardener-our-latest-issue/ Congratulations and thank you to Managing Editor Shawn Banks, Regional Editors Randy Fulk, Donna Teasley and Sam Marshall and Katy MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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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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4-H: Visit Golden Saddles Horse Speciality ClubMon Feb 8, 2016 Today
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Haynes Home: 4754 Sapp Road, Concord, 28025 or Bost Barn: 10880 Busbin Road, Mt. Pleasant 28124
— 14 hours away
4-H: Visit Kick'in Tails Horse Speciality ClubMon Feb 8, 2016 Today
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Laura Harper's Hollow Oak Farm, 100 Russette Lane, Midland, NC 28107
— 14 hours away
Visit Allen Extension & Community Association ClubMon Feb 8, 2016 Today
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
at members’ homes
— 16 hours away
4-H: Visit Flowe Store Community ClubTue Feb 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Flowe Store Fire Department, 8623 Flowe Store Road, Concord, 28025
— 2 days away
Visit Flowes Store Extension & Community Association ClubTue Feb 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Becky Barbee’s home or member’s homes.
— 2 days away
Help for Farmers, Rural Residents, Private and Commerical GrowersWed Feb 10 - Wed Feb 10, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
USDA-Farm Service Center-Cabarrus/Mecklenburg Office, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away
Soil Sampling Kits Available M-FWed Feb 10, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away
Visit Country Neighbors Extension & Community Association ClubWed Feb 10, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue-SE, Concord, NC 28025
— 2 days away
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