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Description: Leaf dealers and contracting companies require growers to attend a GAP Recertification meeting. Registration begins at 8:30.  Please bring your GAP Connections card, photo ID, and pesticide applicator license to scan for credit.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 and will conclude with lunch.  If you are not able to attend this meeting, a complete list of meetings can be found at www.gapconnections.com.

Preregistration is required by January 16, so adequate provisions can be made for seating and food.  For more information or to register, contact Mac Malloy, Extension Field Crops Agent, at   910-671-3276 or mac_malloy@ncsu.edu.



Agenda


9:00 ...................................................................................................................................Welcome
Mac Malloy, Extension Fields Crops Agent, Robeson County Center


9:10 ...................................................................................................Tobacco Agronomic Update
Dr. Matthew Vann, Extension Tobacco Specialist, NCSU


9:45 ................................................................................. Tobacco Disease Management Update
Yara Rivera, Tobacco Pathology Research Technician, NCSU


10:15 ............................................................................................... Tobacco Entomology Update
Dr. Hannah Burrack, Extension Tobacco Entomologist, NCSU


10:40 .................................................................................................NCDA&CS Pesticide Update
Doug Bullard, Pesticide Inspector II, NCDA&CS


11:00 ..................................................................................................... GAP Connections Update
Xavier Harmon, Compliance & Assessment Coordinator, GAP Connections


11:20 ...................................................................................................Labor Management Update
NC Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions - Agricultural Services


12:00 ......................................................................................................................................Lunch
Jan 18 Fri

Also Coming Up

455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 5 days away
Description:
School Topics:
  •     Introduction to Beekeeping
  •     Benefits of Beekeeping
  •     Life Inside the Honeybee Hive
  •     Apprehensions and Decisions
  •     Basic Equipment for Beekeepers
  •     Obtaining and Installing Honeybees
  •     Opening the Hive
  •     Knowing What to Look For
  •     Different Seasons, Different Reasons
  •     Anticipating and Preventing Potential Problems
  •     Diseases and Remedies
  •     Honeybee Pests
  •     Getting Ready for the Golden Harvest
  •     Honey Harvest Day
  •     Fun Things To Do With Bees
  •     Field Day (a visit to several local apiaries)
Two topics will be taught each night by experienced beekeepers.  A fee of $30 (due the first night of class) will be charged, which covers registration, textbook, handouts, and refreshments (please make checks payable to Robeson County Area Beekeepers Association).  Class is limited to the first 30 to register, so call immediately to reserve your space.  For more information or to register, contact Nelson Brownlee, Extension Area Farm Management Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at nelson_brownlee@ncsu.edu.
Jan 22 Tue
Hoke Robeson Gin, 7480 Old Maxton Rd, Red Springs, NC 28377, USA Hoke Robeson Gin, 7480 Old Maxton Rd, Red Springs, NC 28377, USA Robeson County Center 2 weeks away
Description:
Dr. Guy Collins, NCSU Extension Cotton Specialist, will share the results from the On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program. Dr. Keith Edmisten, NCSU Extension Cotton Specialist, will provide an update on production and management. Dr. Charlie Cahoon, NCSU Extension Weed Specialist, will provide information on weed management strategies. Dr. Anders Huesth, NCSU Entomologist, will discuss bollworms and thrips management.


One hour of pesticide credit (N, O, D, X) and CCA credits will be available.


A meal will be provided, so please RSVP by January 25 by contacting Mac Malloy at 910-671-3276 or mac_malloy@ncsu.edu.
Jan 29 Tue
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 2 weeks away
Description:
This training is a series, consisting of 4 class days, 1 (optional) review day, and the exam day


The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY, made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension) may be mailed to Cooperative Extension, P. O. Box 2280, Lumberton, NC 28359 or delivered to the Extension Center.  The fee covers the 7th edition textbook, test answer sheet, handouts, and refreshments.  The attached enrollment form must be returned with the registration fee by Friday, January 17. The last day to register is January 17.  A fillable enrollment form along with other information can be found at https://robeson.ces.ncsu.eduand clicking on “Food Safety and Processing” under Agriculture and Food. It is a good idea to register in enough time to allow for at least 10 days to study before the class begins.  The minimum number of participants needed to hold the training is five; less than five will result in the cancellation of the training.  There are no refunds, but substitutions may be made by the registrant in advance of the first day of class.  The training is available in Spanish if requested; please call for scheduling.
If anyone has participated in this training offered by Cooperative Extension in the past and needs to retest, they can do so on February 13.  The retesting fee is $50 and would need to be paid (check or money order ONLY) by January 17.


For more information, please contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at Cooperative Extension, 910-671-3276, or Michele Fanning at Environmental Health, 910-272-6567. 


For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Cooperative Extension at 910-671-3276 no later than January 17.
Jan 29 Tue
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

This is a series.  You must have pre-registered to attend these classes. 


School Topics:
  •     Introduction to Beekeeping
  •     Benefits of Beekeeping
  •     Life Inside the Honeybee Hive
  •     Apprehensions and Decisions
  •     Basic Equipment for Beekeepers
  •     Obtaining and Installing Honeybees
  •     Opening the Hive
  •     Knowing What to Look For
  •     Different Seasons, Different Reasons
  •     Anticipating and Preventing Potential Problems
  •     Diseases and Remedies
  •     Honeybee Pests
  •     Getting Ready for the Golden Harvest
  •     Honey Harvest Day
  •     Fun Things To Do With Bees
  •     Field Day (a visit to several local apiaries)
Two topics will be taught each night by experienced beekeepers.  A fee of $30 (due the first night of class) will be charged, which covers registration, textbook, handouts, and refreshments (please make checks payable to Robeson County Area Beekeepers Association).  Class is limited to the first 30 to register, so call immediately to reserve your space.  For more information or to register, contact Nelson Brownlee, Extension Area Farm Management Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at nelson_brownlee@ncsu.edu.
Jan 29 Tue
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 2 weeks away
Description:
This training is a series, consisting of 4 class days, 1 (optional) review day, and the exam day


The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY, made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension) may be mailed to Cooperative Extension, P. O. Box 2280, Lumberton, NC 28359 or delivered to the Extension Center.  The fee covers the 7th edition textbook, test answer sheet, handouts, and refreshments.  The attached enrollment form must be returned with the registration fee by Friday, January 17. The last day to register is January 17.  A fillable enrollment form along with other information can be found at https://robeson.ces.ncsu.eduand clicking on “Food Safety and Processing” under Agriculture and Food. It is a good idea to register in enough time to allow for at least 10 days to study before the class begins.  The minimum number of participants needed to hold the training is five; less than five will result in the cancellation of the training.  There are no refunds, but substitutions may be made by the registrant in advance of the first day of class.  The training is available in Spanish if requested; please call for scheduling.
If anyone has participated in this training offered by Cooperative Extension in the past and needs to retest, they can do so on February 13.  The retesting fee is $50 and would need to be paid (check or money order ONLY) by January 17.


For more information, please contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at Cooperative Extension, 910-671-3276, or Michele Fanning at Environmental Health, 910-272-6567. 


For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Cooperative Extension at 910-671-3276 no later than January 17.
Jan 30 Wed
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 2 weeks away
Description:
This training is a series, consisting of 4 class days, 1 (optional) review day, and the exam day


The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY, made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension) may be mailed to Cooperative Extension, P. O. Box 2280, Lumberton, NC 28359 or delivered to the Extension Center.  The fee covers the 7th edition textbook, test answer sheet, handouts, and refreshments.  The attached enrollment form must be returned with the registration fee by Friday, January 17. The last day to register is January 17.  A fillable enrollment form along with other information can be found at https://robeson.ces.ncsu.eduand clicking on “Food Safety and Processing” under Agriculture and Food. It is a good idea to register in enough time to allow for at least 10 days to study before the class begins.  The minimum number of participants needed to hold the training is five; less than five will result in the cancellation of the training.  There are no refunds, but substitutions may be made by the registrant in advance of the first day of class.  The training is available in Spanish if requested; please call for scheduling.
If anyone has participated in this training offered by Cooperative Extension in the past and needs to retest, they can do so on February 13.  The retesting fee is $50 and would need to be paid (check or money order ONLY) by January 17.


For more information, please contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at Cooperative Extension, 910-671-3276, or Michele Fanning at Environmental Health, 910-272-6567. 


For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Cooperative Extension at 910-671-3276 no later than January 17.
Jan 31 Thu