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Description:

Meeting takes place at the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center. If you have questions, contact Mack Johnson at 910-671-3276 or at mack_johnson@ncsu.edu

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Dec 10 2018

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210 N Florence St, Maxton, NC 28364, USA 210 N Florence St, Maxton, NC 28364, USA Robeson County Center Tomorrow
Description:
This series will teach strategies that will help adults develop lifelong habits (eating healthy and being physically active) through goal setting, planning, taking action, tracking, and reflection as well as reduce risks of chronic disease.  Each class will also include sampling of healthy recipes and 5 - 10 minutes of physical activities.

Schedule
April 4..............Taking Control
April 11............Moving More
April 18............Living Mindfully
May 2..............Controlling YOUR Sodium
May 9..............Controlling YOUR Fat
May 16............Reducing YOUR Added Sugar
May 23............Eating More Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
May 30............Staying In Control

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, or Francine McLaurin, Health Coordinator, St. Matthews Metropolitan AMEZ Church, at 910-610-5733.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least five business days prior to the date of the event to Janice Fields.
May 23 Thu
West Bladen High School, 1600 NC-410, Bladenboro, NC 28320, USA West Bladen High School, 1600 NC-410, Bladenboro, NC 28320, USA Robeson County Center 2 days away
Description:
There will be a FAMACHA and fecal egg training on Thursday, May 23, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at West
Bladen High School, 1600 Highway 410, Bladenboro
. The training will be behind the school at the
greenhouse. The training will include the FAMACHA Certification Training and how to perform fecal egg
counts. A classroom and a hands-on portion will be included in the training. The cost is $15 per card (a
farm can certify multiple people and get one card or more
). Please bring money to class - either cash or a
check made payable to Bladen Extension
.


The FAMACHA system is a parasite control method for controlling Haemonchus Contortus (Barber PoleWorm) in small ruminants. This parasite is one of the most problematic among sheep and goats. It is an
intestinal parasite that survives by sucking the blood of its host. The parasite sucks large amounts of blood and the result is a severely anemic animal that most frequently dies.


Resistance to dewormers is a problem when treating Haemonchus. Instead of treating every animal in the herd or flock, FAMACHA allows the producer to treat only the animals that need to be dewormed. This aids in lowering the resistance to dewormers that can occur when animals are wormed on a regular basis. The system uses a chart showing the different levels of anemia. From the chart, the producer learns to recognize anemia in the eyelid of the animal. In order to use the FAMACHA system, a producer must be trained and certified by a certified instructor.


To reserve your space at the training, contact Becky Spearman, Bladen County Extension Director, at910-862-4591 or becky_spearman@ncsu.edu by Friday, May 17. Accommodation requests related to a
disability should be made by May 16 to Becky Spearman by calling 910-862-4591.
May 23 Thu
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 1 week away
Description:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center, will host an exam opportunity on May 29 beginning at 1:00 p.m. for persons interested in obtaining a North Carolina pesticide license.  Exams will be held at the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton. Participants should arrive at 12:30 p.m. to get registered and complete exam paymentsOfficial photo I.D. is required. 


Registration is required. To register for the exam,  visit http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/index.htm or call  the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Pesticide Division, at 919-733-3556


Individuals are eligible to take more than one license category exam during the testing period.  Exams will be available for private applicators (farmers) and all commercial categories.  Exam fees are payable to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) and will be collected the day of the exam.  Pre-payment of exam fees is not accepted.  Acceptable payments are cash, check, or money order.  No debit or credit cards will be accepted. 


The exam fees are as follows:



$50 (each)

Core, Dealer, Worker Protection Designated Trainer, Aerial, and Consultant  


$20 (each)

Ornamental and Turf, Right of Way, Forestry, Public Health, Ag Pest Animal,  Pet Grooming, Poultry, Ag Pest Plant, Seed Treatment, Demonstration and Research, Wood Treatment, Regulatory, and Aquatic   



$10 

Private applicator 

A non-programmable calculator is recommended.  Cell phones, smart phones, or other similar devices will not be allowed in place of a calculator. 


For more information, contact Mac Malloy at 910-671-3276, by email at mac_malloy@ncsu.edu, or visit our website at http://robeson.ces.ncsu.edu/.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, call Mac Malloy at  910-671-3276 no later than May 22.
May 29 Wed
210 N Florence St, Maxton, NC 28364, USA 210 N Florence St, Maxton, NC 28364, USA Robeson County Center 1 week away
Description:
This series will teach strategies that will help adults develop lifelong habits (eating healthy and being physically active) through goal setting, planning, taking action, tracking, and reflection as well as reduce risks of chronic disease.  Each class will also include sampling of healthy recipes and 5 - 10 minutes of physical activities.

Schedule
April 4..............Taking Control
April 11............Moving More
April 18............Living Mindfully
May 2..............Controlling YOUR Sodium
May 9..............Controlling YOUR Fat
May 16............Reducing YOUR Added Sugar
May 23............Eating More Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
May 30............Staying In Control

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, or Francine McLaurin, Health Coordinator, St. Matthews Metropolitan AMEZ Church, at 910-610-5733.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least five business days prior to the date of the event to Janice Fields.
May 30 Thu
Jones Lake State Park, 4117 NC-242, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA Jones Lake State Park, 4117 NC-242, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA Robeson County Center 1 week away
Description:

This course will cover the basic elements of safe chainsaw operation. Topics will include parts of a chainsaw, personal protective equipment-including parts, proper fit, and importance, chainsaw maintenance, and chainsaw use.

Protective equipment and chainsaws will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own if available. You will have the opportunity to start a chainsaw and cut slices, or "cookies" from logs if you feel comfortable, but it is not a requirement.

This workshop costs $10, which includes lunch and materials. Registration is required by Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 PM. Scholarships are available for those in need.

Register: go.ncsu.edu/womenchainsaw

Contact Laurel Kays at (919) 513-2573 for questions.

Jun 1 Sat
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 2 weeks away
Description:
This is a 5-day series, which consists of 3 class days, 1 review day and the exam date.  The class dates are June 4-6, the review date is June 11, and the exam date is June 12.

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 enclosed enrollment form must be returned with the registration fee by Friday, May 21. The last day to register is May 21. A fillable enrollment form along with other information can be found at https://robeson.ces.ncsu.edu and clicking on “Food Safety and Processing” under Agriculture and Food.

To access just the fillable form, click this link:
https://robeson.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FILLABLEJune-EnrollmentForm.pdf

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 June 12. The retesting fee is $50 and would need to be paid (check or money order ONLY) by May 21.

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 May 24.
Jun 4 Tue