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Jones Extension staff posing behind Food Boxes during the Holiday Food Safety Class. (Left to right) Emoni Burgess, Jacob Morgan, Samantha Bennett, Sarah Ware, and Margaret Ross

The Full Circle Project

In a year filled with diverse programs and individual projects, finding moments for our staff to collaborate on a …

Free vension canning class on Oct 12th, 2023 530pm-730pm. Hands on canning and education

Venison Canning Class

Venison Canning Class Are you interested in hunting and/or canning? Sign up for this 2-hour FREE class to learn about food …

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Pesticide Credit Opportunity

PESTICIDE CREDITS AVAILABLE Register: Amazing Grazing Workshop Registration Please Bring: Pesticide Applicator Cards Credits Offered: (N, O, D, X) – each 1.5 hours JUNE …

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Jones, Craven, Pamlico Livestock Show

JOIN THE EASTERN CAROLINA SHOWMANSHIP CIRCUIT: JONES, CRAVEN, PAMLICO LIVESTOCK SHOW On August 18 & 19, 2023 Jones, Craven, and Pamlico …

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YQCA Training and Certification

YQCA Training and Certification Sign up on the YQCA Website, must sign up online before attending the training. This will …

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Waste Sample Testing + Fees

Waste samples are lagoon and poultry litter. Be sure to label your samples with your name, county, date, and …

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Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

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Graph shows variation in rainfall and temperature during the study.

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