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North Carolina Ag
Awareness Day March 18th

North Carolina’s leading industry is strong, and you can help make it stronger. Stand up and be heard and help make a real difference in the future of NC Agriculture. March 18th 2015 the NC Legislators will host NC Ag Awareness Day at the State Capital in Raleigh.  North Carolina's agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes $78 billion to the state's economy, accounts for more than 17 percent of the state's income, and employs 16 percent of the work force. The state ranks seventh nationally in farm profits with a net farm income of over $3.3 billion. AGRICULTURE IS OUR STATES NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY!  The agriculture sector is a huge voting bloc in this state. With a young Legislative body, this is the perfect opportunity to let them know our future needs as Farmers and Ag leaders. If you are involved with agriculture,  come share with Legislators how they are impacted in so many ways by our industry.  Join farmers, Cooperative Extension, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, NC Cattlemen‘s Association, NC Horse Council and many other farm advocacy groups to educate lawmakers about the needs of NC Agriculture. Commissioner Steve Troxler is asking everyone to attend this event to show the State Representatives, Senators and the public how important agriculture is to North Carolina. Make an appointment to personally meet with your Representative that day to tell your story! Join us in Raleigh to make sure legislators hear about the accomplishments and needs of agriculture from across North Carolina at the General Assembly on March 18th  The day will start at 9 a.m. at the State Fair Grounds (where there will be plentiful, free parking). Shuttle buses will run from the State Fair Grounds to the General Assembly every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Because of limited downtown parking, shuttles will be provided from the Kerr Scott Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The Scott Building can be found inside Gate 11 on Blue Ridge Road. But if you prefer, you can drive to downtown Raleigh and park in one of several municipal lots close to the General Assembly. (Parking is limited) You will need to pay for parking should you decide to use one of these lots. Ag Awareness Day Events 9 a.m.    Welcome Center opens in Kerr Scott Building at State Fairgrounds. Shuttles to General Assembly begin. 9-11 a.m. Legislative office visits 11 a.m. Rally on Capitol Grounds 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bag lunches available. Noon-2 p.m.  Legislative office visits 2 p.m.   Legislative session 3 p.m.   Shuttle service ends.  Our County Farm Bureau offices are making efforts, carpooling, vans, or maybe even chartering buses to get folks to Raleigh. We encourage everyone to go, please contact your local Farm Bureau office to see if what travel arrangements that may be offered.  There is a sense of urgency to your call to Farm Bureau, simply because of time frame and ability in making arrangements.  So please call ASAP! In Rockingham County call Beth at Farm Bureau – at 349-8486 (or leave message at Extension 100) In Guilford County call Emily Simmons at 375-6606 http://www.ncagr.gov/ncagday/

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North Carolina Ag
Awareness Day March 18th

North Carolina’s leading industry is strong, and you can help make it stronger. Stand up and be heard and help make a real difference in the future of NC Agriculture. March 18th 2015 the NC Legislators will host NC Ag Awareness Day at the State Capital in Raleigh.  North Carolina's agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes $78 billion to the state's economy, accounts for more than 17 percent of the state's income, and employs 16 percent of the work force. The state ranks seventh nationally in farm profits with a net farm income of over $3.3 billion. AGRICULTURE IS OUR STATES NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY!  The agriculture sector is a huge voting bloc in this state. With a young Legislative body, this is the perfect opportunity to let them know our future needs as Farmers and Ag leaders. If you are involved with agriculture,  come share with Legislators how they are impacted in so many ways by our industry.  Join farmers, Cooperative Extension, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, NC Cattlemen‘s Association, NC Horse Council and many other farm advocacy groups to educate lawmakers about the needs of NC Agriculture. Commissioner Steve Troxler is asking everyone to attend this event to show the State Representatives, Senators and the public how important agriculture is to North Carolina. Make an appointment to personally meet with your Representative that day to tell your story! Join us in Raleigh to make sure legislators hear about the accomplishments and needs of agriculture from across North Carolina at the General Assembly on March 18th  The day will start at 9 a.m. at the State Fair Grounds (where there will be plentiful, free parking). Shuttle buses will run from the State Fair Grounds to the General Assembly every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Because of limited downtown parking, shuttles will be provided from the Kerr Scott Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The Scott Building can be found inside Gate 11 on Blue Ridge Road. But if you prefer, you can drive to downtown Raleigh and park in one of several municipal lots close to the General Assembly. (Parking is limited) You will need to pay for parking should you decide to use one of these lots. Ag Awareness Day Events 9 a.m.    Welcome Center opens in Kerr Scott Building at State Fairgrounds. Shuttles to General Assembly begin. 9-11 a.m. Legislative office visits 11 a.m. Rally on Capitol Grounds 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bag lunches available. Noon-2 p.m.  Legislative office visits 2 p.m.   Legislative session 3 p.m.   Shuttle service ends.  Our County Farm Bureau offices are making efforts, carpooling, vans, or maybe even chartering buses to get folks to Raleigh. We encourage everyone to go, please contact your local Farm Bureau office to see if what travel arrangements that may be offered.  There is a sense of urgency to your call to Farm Bureau, simply because of time frame and ability in making arrangements.  So please call ASAP! In Rockingham County call Beth at Farm Bureau – at 349-8486 (or leave message at Extension 100) In Guilford County call Emily Simmons at 375-6606 http://www.ncagr.gov/ncagday/

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An awesome new seminar designed for real results! Featuring: Exercise Specialist & Wellness Coach Hermene Westmoreland and Nutrition Educator Geissler Baker. Four-part series focusing on: ¨  Healthy cooking tips ¨  Economical meal ideas ¨  Weight loss strategies that work ¨  Nutrition information ¨  Long-term weight maintenance Tuesdays, March 10th - 31st          5:30 –6:30pm NC Cooperative Extension  3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro For More Information and a Registration Form click here.

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Spring 2015 Growing
the Green Way Series

The Spring 2015 Gardening Classes are open! Learn how to plan a 3-season vegetable garden, proper pruning, native plants, and more! Classes are free but pre-registration is required. Greensboro Class Schedule Click Here High Point Class Schedule Click here

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Pest Management Needs
Survey

NC Cooperative Extension Service would like to hear from you about your pest management needs. Spend 10 to 15 minutes filling out a survey and let your voice be heard. The survey will tell us: 1. What kind of pest information you need! 2. How you want to receive it! To show our appreciation for your time, a drawing to win an agricultural book will take place each month until March. Two winners will be selected at each drawing. Choose among 7 titles including the new 2015 NC Agricultural Chemicals ManualIPM in Practise, NC Winegrape Grower's Guide and more. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE 10 to 15 MINUTE SURVEY and REGISTER for the DRAWING

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Spring 2015 Growing
the Green Way Series

The Spring 2015 Gardening Classes are open! Learn how to plan a 3-season vegetable garden, proper pruning, native plants, and more! Classes are free but pre-registration is required. Greensboro Class Schedule Click Here High Point Class Schedule Click here

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North Carolina Ag Awareness Day March 18th

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Include Native Plants-Beautiful and Beneficial in Home GardensMon Mar 9, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 4 days away
Feeding EquineMon Mar 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Guilford County Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 4 days away
Fruit Tree Training and Pruning DemonstrationWed Mar 11, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
6938 Eaglesfield Rd Gibsonville, NC 27249
— 5 days away
Include Native Plants-Beautiful and Beneficial in Home GardensThu Mar 12, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 7 days away
Include Native Plants-Beautiful and Beneficial in Home GardensSun Mar 15, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 1 week away
Loading Horses, Trailering, Ground MannersMon Mar 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Guilford County Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
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NC Ag Awareness Day at the LegislatureWed Mar 18 - Wed Mar 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
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