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Looking for Carteret
County Grown Produce?

Farmers and gardeners in Carteret County are able to harvest fresh, healthy produce almost every month of the year. See our Crystal Coast Produce brochure to discover what is in season now and to meet our county farmers and locate farm stands. Click Here

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Looking for Carteret
County Grown Produce?

Farmers and gardeners in Carteret County are able to harvest fresh, healthy produce almost every month of the year. See our Crystal Coast Produce brochure to discover what is in season now and to meet our county farmers and locate farm stands. Click Here

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Plant Clinic

Open to the Public: Every Monday 1:00-3:30 p.m. through fall.  Don't know what's wrong with your plant? Call or stop by Room 308 of the CMAST building in Morehead City to talk with a Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer. (252) 222-6359.

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2014 Carteret County
Master Gardener Volunteer Course

Classes will be held most Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to noon, September 9 through October 28.  Students selected for the course will be expected to be present for all classes (unless excused for good reason in advance), to pass a comprehensive, open book and computer exam a the end of the course, and to volunteer on Cooperative Extension educational projects a minimum of 40 hours in the first year and 20 hours in each subsequent year after the class.  Click the link to the application or come by the office of Cooperative Extension on the 3rd floor of the NC State University CMAST building on the campus of the community college in Morehead City. The fee for this course is $120. Application Class Schedule

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Changes in NC Sales
Tax Exemption for Agriculture

Qualifications for exemption of North Carolina State sales tax on farm equipment purchases have recently changed. Effective July 1, 2014, purchases made on or after that date, provides that a “qualifying farmer” is a person who has an annual gross income for the preceding income tax year of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more from farming operations or who has an average annual gross income for the three preceding income tax years of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more from farming operations. A qualifying farmer includes a dairy operator, a poultry farmer, an egg producer, a livestock farmer, a farmer of crops, and a farmer of an aquatic species, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-758.  Note that turf, forestry and landscape production are not specifically mentioned. Any person that currently has and meets the new requirements for a qualifying farmer may continue to use the agricultural exemption certificate number for qualifying purchases made prior to October 1, 2014.  Existing agricultural exemption certificate numbers will not be valid after this date. Thus, a new application is necessary.  All qualifying individuals seeking such exemptions must file for a certificate by submitting Form E-595QF, Application for Qualifying Farmer Exemption Certificate Number for Qualified Purchases. Upon receipt of the qualifying farmer exemption certificate issued by the Department, the qualifying farmer must issue a new Form E-595E, Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Certificate of Exemption, or other exemption information required per N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.28 to each retailer, which should include the qualifying farmer exemption certificate number in order to claim an exemption from sales and use tax on qualifying purchases for use in farming operations. If a person is involved in agricultural production but does not meet the full definition of the term “qualifying farmer,” the individual may apply for a conditional farmer exemption certificate number. A person issued a conditional farmer exemption certificate may purchase qualifying items exempt from sales and use tax to the same extent as a “qualifying farmer.” Generally, conditions for such an exemption require annual submission of state and federal tax returns and other documentation in order to obtain this conditional farmer exemption.  Refer to the notice below for full details. The notice of these changes can be found at http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/impnotice062514_2.pdf To download an application choose the appropriate link below. Form E-595QF, Application for Qualifying Farmer Exemption Certificate Number for Qualified Purchases can be found at http://www.dornc.com/downloads/e595qf.pdf Form E-595CF, Application for Conditional Farmer Exemption Certificate Number for Qualified Purchases can be found at http://www.dornc.com/downloads/e595cf.pdf For assistance or questions, contact the Taxpayer Assistance and Collection Center at 1-877-252-3052 (toll-free). North Carolina State University faculty members are working to develop a FAQ publication regarding these new regulations.  Information, when available, will be posted at this web site.

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Southern Corn Rust
Confirmed in Corn

Southern Rust was found in corn in Lenoir and Wayne counties.  This disease can cause severe yield loss and the disease can spread rapidly.  Growers need to be prepared to make a fungicide application.  Dr. Steve Koenning, Plant Pathology Extension Corn Specialist and Dr. Ronnie Heiniger,  Crop Science Extension Corn Specialist of North Carolina State University have prepared a publication, Alert: Potential for Southern Rust on Corn in North Carolina to advise corn growers. For information regarding potential fungicides, application rates and comments, consult the NC Agricultural Chemicals Manual.  

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Southern Corn Rust Management

Confirmation of Southern Corn Rust in Craven County Confirmation of Southern Corn Rust within Craven County was determined by our office on July 16th. Spores were evident from the bottom of the plant and upward MORE »

Changes in Sales Tax Exemption for Agriculture

Qualifications for exemption of North Carolina State sales tax on farm equipment purchases have recently changed. Effective July 1, 2014, purchases made on or after that date, provides that a “qualifying farmer” is MORE »

Southern Corn Rust Update

Confirmation of Southern Corn Rust in Craven County Confirmation of Southern Corn Rust within Craven County was determined by our office on July 16th. Spores were evident from the bottom of the plant and upward MORE »

Managing Southern Corn Rust

Southern Corn Rust has been confirmed in Wayne and Lenoir counties by NCSU faculty. Southern Corn Rust can be devastating to corn yield. Prevention of infection by foliar fungicide application is currently the MORE »

Heat Index Information Online! popular

In their June 24 blog post, the NC State Climate Office (SCO) discusses the history of the heat index and how it is calculated.  Basically, the heat index is a way to determine how warm MORE » – from   Onslow County Center

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HolidayMon Sep 1 - Mon Sep 1, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
ServSafeMon Sep 8, 2014
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC
— 1 month away
2014 Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer CourseTue Sep 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Center For Marine Sciences And Technology, College Circle, Morehead City, NC, United States
— 1 month away
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