Upcoming Trainings & Events (2023)

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Agricultural Community QPR for Farmers and Farm Families
This Zoom training scheduled for January 18, 2023 at 1 p.m. (12 p.m. Central) targets farmers and farm families to learn the “QPR” method of identifying and responding to mental health crises on the farm. To attend this training participants must be 18 years of age or older. In this 1.5-hour QPR training, we will provide information on the unique challenges farmers face that can lead to stress, depression, and suicide. The meeting will aid participant’s ability to provide aid with someone at risk for suicide as well as providing information on how to help someone at risk of suicide.


CPR & AED Training for Farmers and Farmworker
This CPR certification course is OSHA-compliant and will cover adult CPR and AED use. Participants that complete the course will be issued a digital certification card that is valid for 2 years. Space for this training is limited to 12 participants per class. A waitlist will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about the event or to schedule an on-farm training, email Alyssa Spence at arramsey@ncsu.edu or call 252.527.2191.


Auxin Trainings
Auxin trainings will be available via Zoom provided by NC State faculty. All meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. One (1) NCDA & CS pesticide credit will be applied to the email and NC Pesticide license number used when registering. Obtain the password by emailing a N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent working with field crop production after registration. (Please request the password in advance of the meetings. For security reasons, the password is stored within the office and we have many meetings and events during January -March away from our office. Waiting until the day before or the day of the meeting to obtain a password may result in the inability to obtain the password)

If these dates are not convenient, manufacturers of the products will also provide self-learning modules, webinars and other sessions. Read more in the article, 2023 Auxin Training.


Sesame Seed Production
On January 24, 2023 beginning at 9 a.m. via Zoom, NC faculty and industry representatives will present information on sesame production. As noted in past newsletters, this crop appears easy to grow, has low production cost, is a great rotation crop, and has a high demand. Profit is readily made but there are some considerations such as planting/harvest dates, equipment needs, and contracts that need to be evaluated.


US Flue-Cured Tobacco Production and GAP Recertification
On February 1, 2023 in cooperation with GAP Connections, NC Extension will provide tobacco production update and GAP Recertification. Registration begins at 9 with presentation scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. GAP Connections, US Department of Labor and NC State faculty will present presentations from 9:30 until noon. A meal will follow. Registration limited to the first 60.


Area Corn & Soybean Production
On February 15, 2023, beginning at 10 a.m., various NC State faculty will present agronomic and pest management updates for corn and soybean production as outlined below. NCDA & CS pesticide credits of 2.0 hours for N, O, D & X have been applied.

Tentative Schedule:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.       Dr. Chad Poole (Water Resiliency Specialist), Dr. Rachel Vann                                                   (Soybean Specialist), Dr. Charlie Cahoon (Weed Specialist Corn)
12 – 1 p.m.              Meal and Sponsor Comments
1 – 3 p.m.                Dr. Ron Heiniger (Corn Specialist), Ryan Heiniger (OVT Coordinator),                                       Insect Management TBD

Area Cotton Meeting
Join us on us on Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 | 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Jones County Civic Center (832 NC Hwy 58, Trenton, NC 28585) for our upcoming Area Cotton Meeting.


N.C. Cooperative Extension Communication & Cash
Immediately following the cotton meeting on February 14, 2023 (aiming for 3 p.m.), help us improve Extension communication and win up to $150 cash! Dr, Dominic Reisig, NC State Entomology will provide an hour presentation and interactive activity. Participants will win prizes. One is eligible if you: 1) help in farm financial planning, 2) select corn seed for the farm, 3) farm in areas with historical drainage issues. Call 252-633-1477 to register.

  • If you desire other meetings or similar meetings in other counties, all meetings, field days, commodity events, etc. within the state are listed HERE
  • If you would rather obtain NCDA & CS pesticide credits online, click HERE

Be on the look out for more upcoming classes, trainings, and events from our office by ‘Liking’ our N.C. Cooperative Extension  – Jones County Center Facebook page or signing up for our emailing list below.

Sign up for our Recertification Credits emailing list so you’re notified when classes are open for registration.


Click here to view classes offered from other extension offices across NC

Select ‘Pesticides’ and you must click on a filter selecting which credit you’re looking for and select ‘Search’. These classes are either available online or in-person.

Reach out to Jones County Extension Director and Pesticide Coordinator, Jacob Morgan, at jacob_morgan@ncsu.edu or 252-917-1204 with questions or concerns.