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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Scotland County
Vision

Scotland County Center gives our county's residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Scotland County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Scotland County
Vision

Scotland County Center gives our county's residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Scotland County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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New Extension Office Hours

The Scotland County Cooperative Extension Center will be closed daily during the hours of 12:30pm-1:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may MORE »

4-H Horse Club Meeting

The Scotland County 4-H Horse Club will meet at 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month starting on May 25th, located at 15300 Jerusalem Road outside of Laurinburg. Topics of MORE »

Career Explorers

Are you ready to earn your own money? If you answered yes, then you should join Career Explorers! Activities including role-plays, career exploration, avatar interpretations, and several other hands-on, interactive activities will provide MORE »

Scotland County 4-H Got Spirit…Yes, we do!

On Friday, March 27th, nine Scotland County youth, ages 13-18 traveled to the Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center in Reidsville, NC for teen retreat. 4-H Teen Retreat is a weekend getaway in MORE »

Get out of Debt with PowerPay

Ready for less debt, fewer money worries, more cash and more living? If you are ready, PowerPay can help. PowerPay is a debt-reduction computer program that is easy to use, understand and follow. MORE »

2015 Summer Fun Classes

Registration for 4-H Summer Fun will be held April 30th from 9am – 4pm at the Scotland County Extension office. To view the classes offered click the link below. For more information or MORE »

Horse Club Interest

For more information please contact Angela Galloway, 4-H Agent at 910-277-2422. 4-H Horse Club MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 5 days away
Tractor Supply Fall 4-H Clover SaleWed Oct 7, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Sun Oct 18, 2015 @ 11:30 PM Where:
Tractor Supply Co., 1690 S Main St, Laurinburg, NC 28352, United States
— 1 month away
Ruminant Nutrition and Forage SeriesThu Nov 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office located at 450 Smith Cirlce Drive in Elizabethtown
— 2 months away
Ruminant Nutrition and Forage SeriesThu Nov 12, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office located at 450 Smith Cirlce Drive in Elizabethtown
— 2 months away
State 4-H Council ConferenceSat Nov 14 - Sun Nov 15, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC, USA
— 2 months away
Ruminant Nutrition and Forage SeriesThu Nov 19, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office located at 450 Smith Cirlce Drive in Elizabethtown
— 2 months away
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