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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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Annual Report Cover

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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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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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 completing the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certify Exam meet the 2013 FDA Food Code requirement  for a Certified Food Protection Manager. 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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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 »

Grading Standards for Fresh Produce

Small farmers often wonder what the official standards are for grading fresh produce; how to package fresh produce; and, what buyers are comparing fresh produce to. The Center for Environmental Farming System takes MORE »

Got to Be NC Newsletter Now Available

The first 2016 NC Department of Agriculture Got to Be NC newsletter is available. Highlights include: * Registration open for NC producer meetings with Harris Teeter * Largest ever Southern Farm Show opens MORE »

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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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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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EVENTS View All
[ProNR] Forest Health WorkshopTue Feb 9, 2016 Today
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Where:
McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
— 4 hours ago
The Giving ClosetThu Feb 11, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 2 days away
The Giving ClosetMon Feb 15, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 6 days away
Edible Plants & Permaculture Techniques - Durham Garden ForumTue Feb 16, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27705, United States
— 1 week away
Grow Native Wildflowers in Your Garden, Extension Gardening SeminarThu Feb 18, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Cold hardy Vegetable & How to Grow ThemSat Feb 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Seed Starting WorkshopSat Feb 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Feb 22, 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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