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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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Franklin County
Annual Horse Farm Tour -Friday, August 1, 2014

Horse Tour brochure 2014 “19th Annual Franklin County Horse Farm Tour – Friday, August 1st” Area horse enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit three area horse farms in Franklin County on Friday, August 1st. The annual popular driving tour will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and should conclude around 2:00 p.m. Participant registration will be from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Agriculture Building at 103 S. Bickett Blvd. (401/56 East) in Louisburg. In addition to three equine farms being visited, educational programs will be conducted at each stop. They include “Upcoming new forage incentive program w/ USDA”, “Update on changes to the farm sales tax program in NC”, “Old Time Remedies to Save $$ and Managing Heat Stress in your Horse”, and much more. A hoof trimming demonstration along with a riding presentation will be given to tour participants. Horse facilities toured this year include: Trails End Farm (Donna Hester), Wildwynn Stables (Tommy Preddy), and Sandy Hill Farms (Ann Hill and family). Poisonous plants and control methods will also be discussed during lunch. A sponsored lunch with all the trimmings will be conducted at the last stop, Stop #4, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center. Door prizes will also be given out at the lunch stop. There is a $10 per person fee to attend. If you plan to attend, you must call Martha L. Mobley, Agricultural Extension Agent, Franklin County, at 919-496-3344 or email, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu to reserve your lunch before July 28th.   Participants will be asked to carpool to the various stops.

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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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What’s in Season?

I am asked throughout the growing season as to what produce is actually in season locally. So like most all my great ideas it hit me, why not use this topic for an MORE »

Livestock Producers to Meet: Wednesday, August 13th

Several new programs that impact livestock producers, including small farmers, will be discussed on Wednesday, August 13th in Louisburg at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse Restaurant at 6:00 p.m.   The meal will be dutch, if MORE »

Those Pesky Japanese Beetles!

It is that time of year again when Japanese beetles are flying around and devouring plant material. We have been fortunate over the last couple of years to have low populations of Japanese MORE »

Announcements for Home, Family & Community

Welcome to the Franklin County Family & Consumer Sciences Announcement page!  With each paragraph, you will find links to registration forms, flyers and brochures.  Feel free to call Rachel Monteverdi if you have MORE »

“Look out for Ticks this Summer!”

As an Extension Agent, we often make farm visits to assist with issues on farms, many times with new farm ownership. One recent farm visit turned out to be a “tick fest”… on MORE »

Franklin County Farmer’s Market

Market Udate-4 61014 Franklin County’s Farmers’ Market Is Open  Well it’s that time of year again, Time for what you ask? Time to visit Franklin County’s Farmers’ Market. I would like to take MORE »

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Parenting Matters - Because Kids Don't Come with a ManualThu Jul 31, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC
— 3 days away
19th Annual Franklin County Horse Farm Tour âFri Aug 1, 2014
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549, USA
— 4 days away
Parenting Matters - Because Kids Don't Come with a ManualMon Aug 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC
— 7 days away
SCAMS: What to do when someone contacts you by phone, mail/email, or in personTue Aug 12, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM— 2 weeks away
Parenting Matters - Because Kids Don't Come with a ManualThu Aug 14, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC
— 2 weeks away
Parenting Matters - Because Kids Don't Come with a ManualThu Aug 21, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC
— 3 weeks away
2 hour V Pesticide Training for August 21st at 6:30 PM at the Extension Center Annex.Thu Aug 21, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
the Extension Center Annex.
— 3 weeks away
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