Featured stories and content

FEATURED CONTENT
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.

READ THE REST »
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.

READ THE REST »
NC Cooperative Extension Service

Wilson County
Extension & Community Association

Visit Wilson County Extension & Community Association's first web page!! Some of you may remember the "Home Demonstration Clubs" of the past. Well, here we are in 2012 and we are reaching out to the cyber world!! <go.ncsu.edu/wilsoneca>

READ THE REST »
Front of Farmers Market

2014 Wilson Farmers
Market Opening

For hours of operation and more, see our Website or Vendor Form.

READ THE REST »
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wilson Extension
Master Gardener Volunteers

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, a joint effort of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and volunteers, was created to meet requests from home gardeners for horticultural information. The Wilson County Extension Master Gardens has been running successfully for 19 and we invite you to join us! The Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer students receive 40 hours of training in many areas related to horticulture such as botany, soils, fertilizers, insects, diseases, pesticides, pruning, vegetable gardening, fruits, lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. In order to graduate from the class you must complete a take home exam and a practical exam. The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer graduates are required to give to Cooperative Extension those 40 hours in volunteer service in county horticultural programs in one year. After the first year to maintain active Master Gardener status, the Master Gardener must agree to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours annually. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training usually takes place January through March. Sound interesting? Well, how do you know if this program is for you? Just ask yourself these questions. Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants? Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program? Am I willing to take an exam at the end of the class? Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community? Do I have enough time to attend all training classes and to serve as a volunteer? Can I volunteer on weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM? If you answer all these questions yes, then you are a prime candidate. To receive more information or an application for Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training call 252.237.0113 or email wilsonemgv@hotmail.com.

READ THE REST »
NEWS View All

Pecan Pests

Pecan trees are common in eastern North Carolina. One of the most devastating insects on pecans is the pecan weevil. Pecan weevils damage nuts in two ways. First, they feed on the young MORE »

Japanese Beetles Are Here

Japanese beetles were first reported in North America in 1916. Now they are seen throughout the eastern United States. Japanese Beetles are out now, but I haven’t seen too many. July tends to MORE »

DATE Change – Manufacturing Your Future Class

The 4-H Summer Fun Class, “Manufacturing Your Future” has been postponed to Aug. 4th & 6th.  We hope that this schedule change will allow more people to attend.  During the class, participants will MORE »

Extension Master Gardener Training

Extension Master Gardener training beginning September 9, 2014 Cost approximately $100.00 See link below to view brochure and application EMG Application http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MGV-Application0001.pdf EMG Brochure MORE »

More News
EVENTS View All
Presentation on Invasive PlantsMon Oct 20, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson County Agricultural Center
— 4 weeks away
Beekeeping WorkshopTue Nov 18, 2014
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
Wilson County Agricultural Center
— 2 months away
More Events