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Warren County Farmers
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Find locally grown produce and other items at the Warren County Farmers Market! Open April to November, all the details can be found here.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Warren County Farmers
Market

Find locally grown produce and other items at the Warren County Farmers Market! Open April to November, all the details can be found here.

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NC continues to
prepare for possible avian influenza outbreak

RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put in place to help North Carolina prepare for a possible introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is requiring all poultry owners, regardless of the number of birds, to register for an NCFarmID number, Meckes said. This will facilitate the department in alerting poultry owners about an outbreak, especially owners in close proximity to a positive farm. Poultry owners can also sign up for a national premises ID number, but it is not required. Anyone already part of the National Poultry Improvement Plan is exempt from this requirement. An online sign-up form will be available after Aug. 1. “In planning our response for highly pathogenic avian influenza, one problem we’ve come across is that we can’t protect birds that we don’t know exist,” Meckes said. “We need to know where poultry are located so we can properly protect commercial and backyard flocks." Information gathered through NCFarmID registration is used solely for animal health purposes. This critical data will provide animal health officials with necessary contact information in case of an animal health concern, and help identify animals and premises that may have been affected. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is also requiring any commercial poultry grower with 200 or more birds to submit a HPAI outbreak plan. A commercial grower would be any grower under contract with an integrated company. “It’s very important that growers think through the worst-case scenario, because a confirmation of high-path avian flu would certainly be a worst-case scenario,” Meckes said. “We want each grower to consider their resources and location to determine how they can best handle an outbreak in a way that is environmentally sensitive and gets them back online as soon as is feasible.” An HPAI Outbreak Plan template will be available on the department’s website after Aug. 1. Growers will need to submit the plan to the Veterinary Division no later than Sept. 15. While only commercial growers will be required to submit the plan, all flock owners are encouraged to plan ahead and consider how they would respond to a confirmed positive. Last month, Meckes and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced that bird shows and sales would be halted from Aug. 15 to January 15, 2016. The intent is to prevent birds from commingling and spreading the HPAI virus. Individual sales are still allowed to take place. For more information about avian influenza and the department’s response plans, go towww.ncagr.gov/avianflu.

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Guess What's in
Season?????

Be sure to stop by Warren County Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 8:00 - 12:00 to find out What's in Season?????  See Crystal M. Smith!!!

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Backyard Farmer School starts Sept 15

Whether you are a gardener or a small farmer, Backyard Farmer School will teach you proven techniques to be more successful. The School consists of seven classes meeting on Thursday evenings, 6:30 to MORE »

Derrick Sides

Batcrow Farms Follows a Dream

Derrick Sides grew up on a farm and has a love of the land and agriculture but his perspective is unique. Having been an artist and involved in local government he decided to try MORE » – from   NC Farm School

How do I Turn My Land into a Farm?

Here is the latest installment in my “I wanna be a farmer” series, where I answer another question from Ivan. Dear Paul, What are the requirements to turn my land into a farm? MORE »

Figure 2. The symptoms of sulfur deficiency can be seen moving up the plant from the center foliage. This may help one in distinguishing between sulfur deficiency and nitrogen deficiency, which occurs first on the lower foliage.
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Tobacco Research Update: Sulfur Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of sulfur deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

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Crossings Farm Finds the Sweet Spot popular

Family, agriculture, community, and a passion for how they do things is what defines the farm that Jennifer and Ben Rosencrans had been dreaming of. Going back over 200 years Jennifer’s family farmed the MORE » – from   NC Farm School

Figure 3. Intermediate K deficiency, note the marginal necrotic spots and advancing interveinal chlorosis.
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From the Field-Agronomy Notes popular

Tobacco Research Update: Potassium Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of potassium deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

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Tips for Keeping Livestock Cool During a Heat Wave

High temperatures combined with relative humidity (much like we’re experiencing now!) can be a dangerous combination and cause heat stress in cattle and other livestock species. Heat stress has several negative side effects from MORE »

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

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Pesticide Applicator Training (V Credits)Thu Sep 8, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
158 Rafters Ln, Warrenton, NC 27589, USA
— 2 weeks away
4-H Volunteer Leaders MtgMon Sep 26, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 month away
Warren County Cattlemen's Association MeetingMon Sep 26, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 1 month away
4-H Volunteer Leaders MtgMon Oct 24, 2016
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Warren County Cattlemen's Association MeetingMon Oct 24, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 2 months away
4-H Volunteer Leaders MtgMon Nov 28, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 months away
Warren County Cattlemen's Association MeetingMon Nov 28, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 3 months away
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 4 months away
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