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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.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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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>

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PROTECTING PLANTS FROM COLD DAMAGE popular

While our temperatures typically stay above freezing in Wilson, gardeners need to remember the plants in the winter garden. Winter protection does not mean to keep plants warm, but to provide protection from MORE »

Become an Extension Master Garden Volunteer

Become an Extension Master Garden Volunteer Have you ever wanted to learn more about growing plants? Are you interested in fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees or lawns? Do you enjoy helping others with their MORE »

Fall is for Sage

There is an endless number (over 700) different species of Sage or Salvia. Many of them grow well in Wilson, whether for ornamental purposes or to use in cooking. Most salvias are perennials, MORE »

Wilson Winter Lights

December 5, 6, and 7 from 6-9 PM Join us at the Wilson Botanical Gardens where thousands of dazzling lights, lively music, splashing water features and hand-crafted botanical decorations compose a brilliant wonderland MORE »

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NCFGC MWCTue Jan 27, 2015 Today
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Center, Kenansville, NC
— 12 hours ago
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Tunnel Greenhouses and CSAMon Feb 16, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Wilson Co. Agricultural Center, 1806 SW Goldsboro St., Wilson, NC
— 3 weeks away
2015 Spring SymposiumSat Apr 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Co. Agricultural Center, 1806 SW Goldsboro St., Wilson, NC
— 3 months away
Project Learning Tree K-12 WorkshopWed Apr 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 3 months away
Insect ControlMon Jun 1, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson County Agricultural Center, Goldsboro Street Southwest, Wilson, NC, United States
— 4 months away
Cooking with HerbsMon Jul 20, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Co. Agricultural Center, 1806 SW Goldsboro St. Wilson, NC
— 6 months away
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