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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2014 Hall of Fame
Nomination

Nominations are now being accepted for candidates for induction into the Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2014. The Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame honors county residents who have made significant contributions to agriculture, home economics, youth development or rural communities. Membership in the Hall of Fame has been awarded to one or more persons annually since 1989. The Agricultural Hall of Fame is located in the auditorium of the Cumberland County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, located in the Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC. Nominations should be submitted on a nomination form, which is available by calling 910-321-6405. Completed nomination forms with supporting documentation, not to exceed five pages, must be received by June 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Late submissions will not be considered. Nominations may be mailed to the Cumberland County Center, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28306 or faxed to 910.321.6883. 2014 Nomination Hall of Fame nomination form can be found here (Word format). 2014 Nomination Hall of Fame nomination form can be found here (PDF format).

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Farmer Market
Feasibility Study Results

Consultants hired by Cumberland County Cooperative Extension presented their farmers market feasibility study findings on March 19, 2014 to a group of community citizens in the Cooperative Extension Auditorium. Cooperative Extension used grant funding from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to hire The Earthwise Company to research and assess the best options for locating, re-organizing, managing, marketing, and operating a larger, more responsive farmers market in the county. The consultants gathered community input through public meetings, stakeholder interviews and an online survey. At this time, the study does not recommend funding or building a “bricks and mortar” structure for a farmers market, but suggests using “pop-up” type markets that are “established, marketed, and managed by a dedicated, salaried manager, possibly expanding to more than one location.” The most suitable location, the consultants said, is in the downtown area, near the current market location at the Transportation Museum and a short distance from Hay Street. They suggested four downtown area sites, with the ground floor of the Franklin Street Parking Deck topping the list. The deck would provide “an all-weather, shaded, well lit, and ventilated area of 30 or more spaces” and provide easy access for growers and vendors. “While the parking deck is not specifically set up for a farmers market, it is designed with first floor retail in mind. Power, water and rest rooms are available in the area,” the study said. The second downtown option is the Center for Economic Empowerment & Development site across Russell Street from the Transportation Museum. It is the proposed site for the CEED Training Center, intended to include a kitchen incubator, pop-up café, farmers market and greenhouse. The two other downtown sites mentioned are the Hope VI Project Area and the Salvation Army’s vacant lot at the corner of East Russell and Alexander Street. Once the market is ready to expand, suitable secondary locations were cited in the study for pop-up markets along Ramsey Street and Raeford Road. Farmers Market Feasibility Study Results

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Cumberland County
Working Lands Protection Plan

Farms and forests cover over half of Cumberland County and serve as multi-dimensional land uses that provide economic, ecological and social benefits to the community at large. There are 231,526 acres of agricultural land in the county. Learn more about Cumberland county's Working Land Protection Plan.

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Find Your Soil
Report

Find your soil report! Soil test reports are now sent electronically. Please contact our office if you need assistance locating your report online.

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Farmers Market Feasibility Study Results Released popular

Consultants hired by Cumberland County Cooperative Extension presented their farmers market feasibility study findings on March 19, 2014 at a well attended public meeting in the Cooperative Extension Auditorium. Cooperative Extension used grant MORE »

Mossology Presentation Workshop

The Cumberland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are sponsoring a “Mossology” presentation on Saturday, March 29, 2014. David Spain, owner of Moss and Stone Gardens, will discuss everything imaginable about moss in the MORE »

2014 Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for candidates for induction into the Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2014. The Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame honors county residents who have made significant MORE »

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