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Hooked on Seafood

Our Hooked on Seafood program was a success! N.C. Cooperative Extension Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow Counties presented “Hooked on Seafood” …

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Southeast District 4-H Horse Clinic

WHEN: April 15th-16th, 2022 WHERE: 5K Arena, 2020 Marsh Rd, Bladenboro, NC 28320 COST $35 per clinic session *Scholarships Available – inquire today!* Stall …

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JCCE: MPU Rental Information

Our Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPU) is now available to rent at our office! 367-A NC Highway 58 S, Trenton, …

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Upcoming Trainings & Events (2022)

REGISTER NOW! Pesticide Training (April 2022) Join us on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Jones County …

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Wintering Livestock

Managing livestock is already challenging in good weather conditions, but when it comes to managing livestock in cold weather, …

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#JonesEmpowers

We’re kicking off 2022 by introducing our new hashtag #JonesEmpowers Whether you’re sharing or attending a Jones County Extension class, …

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Pig Project (2022)

WHEN: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Project will run mid-January until the Coastal Plains Livestock Show and Sale …

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Coastal Plains Chicken Project (2022)

Registration for the 2022 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Has Ended! PLEASE NOTE: Registrations and payments were due by January 13, 2022. What is …

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Chopped: Holiday Edition (4-H)

Our Chopped: Holiday Edition (2021) workshop was a success! Healthy living starts in adolescence and kitchen skills are a must. …

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Beef: Beyond the Basics

Beef: Beyond The Basics is a follow-up series to Beef: Back To Basics that goes more in-depth about how …

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Crop Sense: The Podcast!

Crop Sense is a podcast presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension and hosted by Jones County Extension Director, Jacob Morgan, …

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