Upcoming Events for Alamance County Center

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NC Cooperative Extension Aquaponics Shortcourse Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern - Riverfront
— 4 days away

Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.

Alamance County Center Grapevine Pruning w/Andy Zeman Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 5 days away

Think Green Thursdays--Grapevine Pruning with Andy Zeman

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

or online at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/dYxoJ73zmM

NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference Fri Feb 12, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -Sat Feb 13, 2016 @ 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern - Riverfront
— 6 days away

This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and personnel from regulatory agencies to share information and ideas about the development of aquaculture in North Carolina.

Attendees will learn about several topics relevant to aquaculture species in North Carolina, and find out about the latest aquaculture equipment and products by browsing the ongoing Trade Show.
Our famous Aquafoods Festival is an 'all you care to eat...' gathering to close out Friday's activities, and targeted workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.

Anyone with an interest in fish or shellfish farming, including prospective growers, researchers, teachers, students or agency persons with jobs related to aquaculture is encouraged to attend. The conference is also suited to persons who sell goods or services to the aquaculture industry.

Get more information about NC Aquaculture and the NC Aquaculture Development Conference on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ncaquaculture or view the webpage at http://www.ncaquaculture.org/index.html.

Alamance County Center Piedmont Regional Beef Conference Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 2 weeks away

Join us for the 4th Annual Piedmont Regional Beef Conference to be held on February 23, 2016. The conference will be at the Guilford County Extension Center in Greensboro, NC. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. with the conference beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required before February 16th to receive the lower registration fee of $12.00 per person. You can register at the door for $20.00 per person. Your registration fee covers the entire conference (trade show, workshops, and lunch). To pre-register, you simply print out the flyer and fill out your information at the bottom and mail that in along with your check to Caswell County Cooperative Extension.

Registration form and agenda can be found here: https://alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/12/piedmont-regional-beef-conference-9/

Alamance County Center Pruning Trees and Shrubs Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 3 weeks away

Think Green Thursdays--Pruning Trees and Shrubs

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

or online at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/zvy7VvtwAk

Alamance County Center Rain Gardens Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 1 month away

Think Green Thursdays--Rain Gardens

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

or online at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/3vbLKfrWum

Alamance County Center Working Forest Summit for NC Landowners Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC 28328, United States
— 1 month away

Are you interested in improving forest health while building family wealth? If so, come to the Working Forest Summit to hear from landowners and professionals on topics related to taxes, market trends and selling timber, wildlife management and prescribed burning and much more!

The event is free for private landowners but registration is required. Registration deadline is March 9, 2016. To learn more about the summit and to register visit
http://www.ncsu-feop.org/landowners/

For directions to the workshop location, please visit this webpage:
http://www.sampsonexpocenter.com/directions.asp

Alamance County Center Fruit Tree Pruning Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 2 months away

Think Green Thursdays--Fruit Tree Pruning

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

or online at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/hnOmNtUnKC

Alamance County Center Project Learning Tree K-8 Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford College, 5800 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 2 months away

March 29, 2016
9:30am - 3:30pm
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC

TO REGISTER: Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu
Registration Deadline: March 25

This workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Guide. Please bring a bag lunch as this workshop includes a working lunch. Please dress appropriately to be outside for part of the workshop. Directions will be sent upon registration.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.

Workshop materials are provided at no cost to participants through partnership with the NC Forestry Association, however, pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

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