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Annual Fall 4-H Plant
Sale is Happening Now!

It's time for the annual 4-H Plant Sale! Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Muscadines, Apple Trees, Figs and more! Sizes vary from  1- 5 gallon containers and all are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. This is a fundraiser for Guilford County 4-H and all proceeds from the Plant Sale support Guilford County 4-H’s "Send a Kid To Camp" Program. 2016 Fall Plant Sale Flyer 2016 Fall Plant Sale Order Form Order Online!*                                                                                                          *Your order will not be placed until payment is received. DEADLINE TO ORDER IS OCTOBER 25, 2016 - 12 NOON PLANT PICK-UP DATES: NOVEMBER 3RD; 9 AM - 4 PM NOVEMBER 4TH; 9AM—12PM

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Annual Fall 4-H Plant
Sale is Happening Now!

It's time for the annual 4-H Plant Sale! Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Muscadines, Apple Trees, Figs and more! Sizes vary from  1- 5 gallon containers and all are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. This is a fundraiser for Guilford County 4-H and all proceeds from the Plant Sale support Guilford County 4-H’s "Send a Kid To Camp" Program. 2016 Fall Plant Sale Flyer 2016 Fall Plant Sale Order Form Order Online!*                                                                                                          *Your order will not be placed until payment is received. DEADLINE TO ORDER IS OCTOBER 25, 2016 - 12 NOON PLANT PICK-UP DATES: NOVEMBER 3RD; 9 AM - 4 PM NOVEMBER 4TH; 9AM—12PM

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North Carolina Farm
School Summit October 11th

If you have land, are interested in starting a farm, but don’t know where to begin; North Carolina Farm School Summit is just the conference for you. The NCFS Summit is October 11th, from 8:30 am-4:00 pm at the Guilford County Extension Center in Greensboro.  The summit is open anyone interested in starting a farm or growing their farming business skills. This year we have some excellent speakers and break-out sessions.  Our keynote speaker is Alex Hitt owner of Peregrine Farm.  Alex and his wife Betsy have been farming in Alamance County for 35 years.  They farm full time growing vegetables and cut flowers on four acres of land.  Peregrine Farm sells their products at the Carrboro Farmers Market and Weaver Street Market, several restaurants in the Durham, Chapel Hill area and through their CSA.  Alex is passionate about growing new farmers and giving small farms a voice.  You can learn more about Alex and Peregrine Farm at www.peregrinefarm.net. The horticulture breakout sessions will have experts on growing fruit trees, small fruits and cut flowers.  The break out for farming regulations will have sessions on Good Agricultural Practices, Food Safety, Organic Certification, Animal Welfare Approved, and other labeling programs. There will also be sessions on value added products for your fruit or vegetable operation. In the livestock breakout sessions Dr. Miguel Castillo will talk on rotational grazing and pasture management.  We will also have speakers covering marketing your meat, or livestock animal, and small ruminant health.  A NC Farm School Summit favorite is the panel of NC Farm School graduates that will come to speak about their farm experience and where their businesses are headed.  We will have vendors there who will be there to help you take you farm to the next level. Registration is $25/person. Forms and schedules are available at https://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu/2016-nc-farm-school-summit-registration/.  The summit is great way to meet other new and beginning farmers and learn about different farm business endeavors.

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Become an Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer

The Extension Master Gardener (EMGV) program is a not-for-profit educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture through the development and use of a trained and supervised volunteer staff. In essence, EMGVs are volunteer educators. Are you interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Crystal Mercer, at 641-2414. EMGV Brochure 2016-17 EMGV Application 2016-17

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Free Gardening
Programs with Master Gardener Volunteers

Love to garden but want to learn more? Our Extension Master Gardener Volunteers teach classes covering a wide range of topics, including: Extending the Harvest, Winter Interest Gardens, Composting & Vermicomposting, and many more! Classes are offered in Greensboro and High Point, with day, evening, and weekend class times. For more information, view the schedules below. Greensboro Classes are FREE Pre-Registration Is Requested Greensboro Growing the Green Way Class Descriptions, Dates & Locations Online Registration for Greensboro Growing the Green Way classes. Lunch and Learn at the Library Class Descriptions, Dates, and Locations Online Registration for Lunch and Learn classes. High Point Classes are FREE No Pre-Registration Required High Point Schedule (all classes held at High Point Public Library)

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Stay Informed!

Did you know that Extension offers classes in Beekeeping, Horse Management, and a variety of gardening classes? We also come out in the community and give talks on a variety of nutrition, agriculture, and gardening topics. Join our mailing list and stay updated on all the great classes, programs, and events that Guilford County Extension offers! You can even choose a list specifically for your interests! Join Our Email List For Email Marketing you can trust.

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Register Today for NC Farm School Summit

If you have land, are interested in starting a farm, but don’t know where to begin; North Carolina Farm School Summit is just the conference for you. The NCFS Summit is October 11th, from 8:30 MORE »

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4-H Plant Sale popular

It’s time for the annual 4-H Plant Sale! Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Muscadines, Apple Trees, Figs and more! Sizes vary from  1- 5 gallon containers and all are well adapted to the Piedmont growing conditions. MORE »

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The Big Pick

“The Big Pick” Guilford County is excited to announce the successful completion of “The Big Pick” grape harvesting day at the Guilford County Farm. This event was developed as a partnership between NC MORE »

Winning the Battle Against Ryegrass in Wheat

Italian ryegrass has caused significant issues for small grain production in the Piedmont in recent years due to the development of herbicide resistance.  Currently, Italian ryegrass can be resistant to up to five MORE »

Nickels for Know-How Referendum November 1st

The Guilford County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2016. Karen Neill, Guilford County Extension Director said the polling place will be the Guilford County Agriculture Center located MORE »

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Apply Now for School Garden Micro-Grants popular

Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are excited to once again be able to offer you the School Garden Micro-Grants, funded by the Extension Master Gardeners of Guilford County. Last year we offered MORE »

Soybean Rust Update Sept 15, 2016 popular

from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed on soybeans in Bamberg County, SC, which is a little closer to some MORE »

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A New Program Now Being Offered

The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education. This is MORE » – from   Poultry 4-H & Youth

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Winter Interest Gardens - Fall is for PlantingThu Sep 29, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Wildlife Education Center 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd Exd, Greensboro, NC 27410
— 12 hours ago
Planning and Planting for PollinatorsTue Oct 4, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Guilford Co-Op Extension, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 5 days away
Planning and Planting for PollinatorsMon Oct 10, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
— 2 weeks away
NC Farm School SummitTue Oct 11, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 2 weeks away
Lunch and Learn at the Library: Composting and VermicompostingTue Oct 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
McNairy Branch, 4860 Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro, NC 27455
— 2 weeks away
Planning and Planting for PollinatorsThu Oct 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Wildlife Education Center 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd Exd, Greensboro, NC 27410
— 2 weeks away
Planning and Planting for PollinatorsSun Oct 16, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, USA
— 2 weeks away
Lunch and Learn at the Library: Composting and VermicompostingMon Oct 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Glenwood Branch, 1901 West Florida Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
— 2 weeks away
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