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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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Soil Samples

Are you looking for your soil sample results? Click soil sample box or click link below: http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/pals The Alamance County Cooperative Extension Service offers soil testing through the NC Department of Agriculture. Simply bring a sample of your soil to be sent off in a small box, complete the soil report form, and drop it off at the Extension Office located in the Agriculture Building. This service is provided FREE of charge from April–November with a cost of $4 from December–March. The Agronomic Division of the N. C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that a $4 fee per sample will be charged to soil samples that arrive at the Soil Lab in Raleigh during the peak season for soil sampling.   The peak season and when fees apply will be December through March.  The soil sample fee will be based on the date the sample is logged in the system, and not the day of arrival which is usually a few days preceding log in.  To make sure your soil samples arrive on time and are entered into the system prior to December 1, please plan to bring your samples by November 22nd. If you send samples during the peak season when the $4 fee applies, clients will need to pay in advance of sending samples, either by using a credit card on-line or using an escrow account.  The on-line credit card payment system will be in place by late fall on the Agronomic Division website: http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/pals/ The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Alamance County Center, is encouraging farmers and homeowners to soil test early to eliminate having to pay this soil sampling fee.  Soil sample boxes and information sheets are available at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office, 336-570-6740.  Please call or email mark_danieley@ncsu.edu if you have questions or need further information.  

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Alamance County Farms
& Local Foods Listing

Looking for local foods, farmers markets, and farms in Alamance County? Visit the Local Foods section of our website!

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Alamance County Area Farmers Markets popular

Looking for farmers markets in the Alamance County area? Click these links for the updated 2014 listing of farmers markets: Alamance County Area Farmers Markets (.pdf file) Alamance County Area Farmers Markets (online MORE »

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Pressure Canner Testing

The gauge on your pressure canner should be tested at least once a year.  You can get your pressure canner dial gauge canner tested during the months of May through August at the MORE »

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Alamance County 4-H Summer SHINE popular

Alamance County 4-H Summer SHINE is a fun and educational program sponsored by Alamance County 4-H through the NC Cooperative Extension Service. Most of the activities will be held at the Alamance County MORE »

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July Issue of Alamance Gardener

Click the butterflies to go straight to the July issue of our Alamance Gardener newsletter, the monthly newsletter of the Alamance County Extension Horticulture MORE »

Back for 2014 - Bigger and better!

Back for 2014 – Think Green Thursdays!

We would love to see you at our next Think Green Thursdays demonstration. Call today to register for one or all of the following great classes presented by the Horticulture staff at Alamance MORE »

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