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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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2015 Master Gardener
Training

Lee County's Master Gardener Volunteer Program will offer a training class for persons interested in becoming Master Gardener Volunteers beginning February 2015.  The training will run February 11, 2015 until May 20, 2015.  The class will meet every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, located at 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford, North Carolina.  There is a cost for the training, which will cover training supplies and the Master Gardener training manual.  Applications are now being accepted and can be obtained by calling the Extension Office at 919-775-5624. The deadline for accepting applications is January 20, 2015.  For applications or additional information, contact Susan Condlin at 919-775-5624 or via email susan_condlin@ncsu.edu or Rhonda Gaster at 919-775-5624 or via email at rhonda_gaster@ncsu.edu. This is an excellent opportunity for interested persons to increase gardening knowledge and volunteer in the community.

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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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McSwain Center
Policies and Procedures

McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Policies and Procedures  Facility Use Request Form

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Caring for your Poinsettia

Thanks to the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinset, poinsettias were introduced to the United States in 1825. It is hard to imagine, but a poinsettia is actually a small tree native MORE »

Cooperative Extension Leading The Way

As winter rolls around, and our farmers settle out of the fields and into their offices they will be taking time to reflect on this past year’s crop and making plans for next MORE »

Symbol of the Holidays popular

The passing of Thanksgiving Day marches us closer to the next big holiday……. Christmas! The season begs the question, fresh or artificial? green or flocked? tree or no tree? A Christmas tree is MORE »

Asian Ladybugs: Friend or Foe?

Ladybugs are familiar insects in and around the home garden. Larva and adults consume hordes of aphids, scales, and other soft-bodied insects, providing chemical-free control! As weather becomes cooler, ladybugs start looking for MORE »

Cooking With Your Kids For The Holidays popular

If any mothers out there are at all like my mom, then you love cooking for your family. Nothing warms your heart more than your kids telling you what a great cook you MORE »

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Lee County ECA holds covered dish

Sharon Raschke, Lee County Extension and Community Association (ECA) president welcomed the Association’s members and their guest to the annual cover dish dinner and installation program.  Following the enjoyment of a bountiful feast MORE »

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Locals win, represent at NCECA state conference

Over 230 North Carolina Extension and Community Association (NCECA) members gathered in October in Asheville, NC for their ninety-fourth state meeting.  Theme for the conference was “ECA Still Leading The Way”.  This annual MORE »

Farmers feed us all

As our society becomes more urban, fewer Americans ever see the connection between the food they eat, the clothing they wear and the farms where the food and fiber products are grown. Most MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Jan 13, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 4 weeks away
NCFGC MWCTue Jan 27, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Center, Kenansville, NC
— 1 month away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Feb 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 2 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 2 months away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 3 months away
Register Forester Exam Prep SessionWed Mar 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
— 3 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Mar 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 3 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Apr 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 4 months away
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