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Learn about Durham
County Cooperative Extension

Check out Durham County Extension's 2015 Report to the Community--ROAR: Recognizing Opportunity Achieving Results. Many thanks to our community partners and stakeholders who make our work possible!

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Learn about Durham
County Cooperative Extension

Check out Durham County Extension's 2015 Report to the Community--ROAR: Recognizing Opportunity Achieving Results. Many thanks to our community partners and stakeholders who make our work possible!

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Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby provides educational and emotional support to parents and cargivers of young children 0-5 with free services in English and Spanish, including: Car seat safety, Phone support, Clothing closet, and workshops.  http://www.welcomebaby.org/

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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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NC Safe Plates: NC
Cooperative Extension's Food Safety Certification for Food Service Industry

NC Safe Plates:NC Cooperative Extension’s Retail Food Safety Manager Certification Program NC Cooperative Extension Agents offer NC Safe Plates at local County Extension Centers preparing managers for American National Standards Institution approved Food Protection Manager Certification. Managers successfully passing the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certify Exam meet the 2013 FDA Food Code requirement  for approval as a Certified Food Protection Manager by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Managers trained in NC Safe Plates create a work environment that minimizes food safety risks in their restaurants, cafeterias, and grocery stores through best practices, open communication, and thoughtful practice. To find out more about NC Safe Plates contact Deborah McGiffin, Durham County Family & Consumer Sciences: dbmcgiff@ncsu.edu or 919-560-0521

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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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A New Farmers’ Market Takes Root in Durham County

The new Durham Roots Farmers’ Market is up and running.  With its opening on April 16, 2016, the Durham Roots Farmers’ Market features agricultural products grown and produced exclusively in Durham County. The MORE »

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NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY GARDENING CONFERENCE Sponsored by NC Community Garden Partners Time: Garden tour Friday, 4/22/2016 4 – 6 PM; Conference and workshops Saturday, 4/23/2016 9 AM – 4 PM Location: Greenville, NC More MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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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

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NC Safe Plates Training for Local Food Service Managers

The Durham County Cooperative Extension Service offers  NC Safe Plates trainings to prepare food service managers for the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certification Exam (NRFSP). Managers successfully passing the National Registry MORE »

We Are Not in Controll

Mother Nature has a way of reminding us we are not in control. Just think about the damaging tornadoes that swept through North Carolina on February 24. While it was technically still winter, MORE »

Durham County 4-H Summer Fun Camps

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER FUN 2016 BROCHURE. Click here to download the summer Fun 2016 Brochure. *Make all checks payable to Durham County 4-H. **A completed 4-H Enrollment Packet is required MORE »

Listeria Concerns Prompt Vegetable Recall

Amid concerns of the spread of the food borne illness, Listeria, Dole voluntarily recalls bagged salads. Click on the link for details. Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with MORE »

Enhancing Farm Profitability

Are you  losing money with every carrot bunch they sell? Attend the Enhancing Farm Profitability Workshop  February 9; 9:00 am-4:00pm; Clinton, NC This workshop will provide helpful resources for assisting small to mid-scale MORE »

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Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE » – from   Gardening

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Brunswick Agent Teaches IPM to Master Gardeners

Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE » – from   Gardening

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Tomatoes and OkraSat Apr 30, 2016 Today
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC, United States
— 5 hours ago
Wildflowers in Your LandscapeSun May 1, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Durham Public Library, South Regional Branch, 4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
— Tomorrow
The Giving ClosetMon May 2, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 days away
The Giving ClosetMon May 9, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 1 week away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopTue May 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 1 week away
The Giving ClosetThu May 12, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 2 weeks away
Drip Irrigation System for Your Home and Container GardensSat May 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705, United States
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon May 16, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
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