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455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 4 days away
Dr. Angela Post, Dr. Wesley Everman, Ryan Heiniger, and Wesley Stallings (NCSU Crop and Soil Sciences Program) will be giving updates on grain production, variety selection, and weed management for 2019. Pesticide credits for N, O, D, and X as well as CCA credits will be available and a meal will be served.

Preregistration is required by February 16. For more information or to register, contact Mac Malloy at 910-671-3276 or mac_malloy@ncsu.edu.
Feb 22 Fri

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455 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC 28360 455 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC 28360 Robeson County Center Tomorrow

Location: O. P. Owens Agriculture Center
6:30 p.m Meal
7:00 p.m. Educational meeting
Contact: Nelson_Brownlee@ncsu.edu, 910-671-3276

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Feb 19 Tue
Mount Pleasant Church, 921 Echo Rd, Rowland, NC 28383, USA Mount Pleasant Church, 921 Echo Rd, Rowland, NC 28383, USA Robeson County Center 2 days away
These classes will help you to:
  • Learn how to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals for your family.
  • Discover delicious, healthy, family-friendly recipes.
  • Explore simple ways to be physically active during the day and in your faith community.
  • Talk about the connections between foods, physical activity, and faith.

For more information or to sign up, contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at 910-671-3276 or janice_fields@ncsu.edu; Whitney McFarland, Public Health Educator II, at 910-671-3442; or Janet Nichols, Health Ministry Chairperson, at 910-733-0076.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least five business days prior to the date of the event to Cooperative Extension by calling 910-671-3276.
Feb 20 Wed
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 3 days away
All prospective vendors for the 2019 season are encouraged to attend.

Market updates and yearly outlooks will be reviewed, such as Farmers Market Nutritional Program (FMNP) and food safety.

A meal will be provided, so please register by calling 910-671-3276 by February 18.
Feb 21 Thu
3 days away
Description: Woodland Stewards: A regional Extension program for landowners.

Getting to know your woodlands: A primer for beginners

Join other woodland landowners through out the region to learn about how you can take better care of your woodlands. This is a regional Extension course being offered in 5 sessions.  The first four sessions are webinars hosted by your local Extension center on Thursdays from 7-9 PM from February 21, 2019 to March 14, 2019. 

February 21, 2019: 7-9 PM   Getting to know your Woodlands, learn how natural and human forests have shaped the forest in this region and the importance of this knowledge when developing management plans and practices on their forests.

February 28, 2019: 7-9 PM Managing your Woodlands, learn about the basics of pine and hardwood management with tips on managing for the future.

March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019: 7-9 PM  Wildlife and Woodlands, learn about wildlife and your woodlands with a focus on wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.

An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Gates – https://gates.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett – https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Feb 21 Thu
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 4 days away
Labels for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were revised again. Those products are now classified as Federal Restricted Use Pesticides. They can only be sold by licensed pesticide dealers and purchased only by licensed/certified (commercial and private) applicators. Only licensed pesticide applicators who have taken the 2019 auxin training will be allowed to apply these dicamba products. This means that someone working under you without a license is not allowed to apply the restricted use dicamba products. The 2,4-D products, Enlist and Enlist Duo, will only require the training in 2019 before making any applications. Dr. Wesley Everman, NCSU Extension Weed Specialist, will provide recommendations on the proper use and application of these auxin family herbicides.

Please bring your pesticide license for one (1) hour of credit in categories N, O, D, and X. Preregistration (by February 20) is highly recommended. For more information or to register, contact Mac Malloy at 910-671-3276 or mac_malloy@ncsu.edu.
Feb 22 Fri
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 1 week away
Description: Have you heard about the new set of federal food safety regulations and that small farms are exempt from this law? Come get the facts about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Produce Safety Rule (PSR).  Learn how the practices in the rule are relevant to small farms and how your farm may be impacted by the PSR.

As part of the FSMA, the FDA developed “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption,” commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule.  The PSR targets produce (fruits and vegetables) that are usually eaten raw, and its goal is to minimize the risks for consumers eating raw fruits and vegetables that could be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasitic organisms that cause foodborne illness.  The intent of this workshop is to help you understand where your farm may fall under this regulation and learn about food safety practices that are relevant to small, diversified farms in North Carolina.  Farm inspections are expected to start in the spring of 2019, and even though most small- and medium-scale farms may not be covered or qualified exempt from some of the stipulations of the rule, all produce growers have the responsibility to grow, pack, and hold produce following safe practices.

To help educate everyone on FSMA's impact on small farmers, a workshop will be held February 25, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center, located in the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton. Come learn with us!

A meal, which will start promptly at 6:00, will be provided, so please visit our registration page by February 21.  For more information, please contact Mack Johnson, Extension Horticultural Agent, at 910-671-3276 or mack_johnson@ncsu.edu.

Dr. Chip Simmons is an Extension Area Specialized Agent for food safety serving eastern North Carolina.  His background is in environmental/public health microbiology and food safety.  He is a lead trainer for both the Produce Safety Alliance curriculum as well as the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum, the two training curricula currently approved for meeting the requirements for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and the Food Safety Preventive Controls Rule, respectively.  He grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina, and the focus of his efforts are to promote food safety on produce farms by helping growers understand and prepare for FSMA implementation as well as to assist growers in meeting their buyer requirements.
Feb 25 Mon