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Extension Newsletter
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Please follow the Newsletters link on left of this page to view the latest Extension Newsletter and 4-H Calendar of Events. We hope you enjoy!

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Extension Newsletter
and 4-H Calendar of Events

Please follow the Newsletters link on left of this page to view the latest Extension Newsletter and 4-H Calendar of Events. We hope you enjoy!

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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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USDA launches Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

USDA Launches First-Ever Local Foods Survey. For more information see the USDA press release here:  http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/2016/04_07_2016.php Producers who receive the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey from NASS are strongly encouraged to respond. MORE » – from   Local Food

Karen Taylor

Ag Options Grant Applications are Available

WNC AgOptions’ 10th annual grant cycle is underway. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will award a total of $153,000 to diversifying farmers in western North Carolina in MORE »

Youth Voice 2010

August 27-28 marked the inaugural North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit – Youth Voice 2010, which was held in Greenville, North Carolina.  Held in conjunction with the annual county commissioners MORE »

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