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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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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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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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North Carolina Big
Sweep / International Coastal Cleanup

Did you know that a cigarette filter flicked out the window can last five years in the environment and the plastic bag blown out of the back of a truck can last 20 years? Last year, Big Sweep volunteers retrieved everything from plastic bags and cigarette filters to bowling balls and wheelchairs. All told, volunteers retrieved the equivalent of almost 1,000 football fields five fee deep deep in litter. With the 2012 North Carolina Big Sweep just around the corner, it's time to reserve your cleanup site. The Carteret County Big Sweep will be held at any location, any time and any date convenient for your group between September 10 and October 20. Don't have a group? Feel free to join one of the other teams at various locations including, Paul Grayden Bridge, Downtown Beaufort, Rachel Carson Reserve, Morehead City Parks and Rec., Western Park, and more. To volunteer, call Bret Delap at 252-222-6365, or call the NC Big Sweep hotline at 1-800-27-Sweep. To learn more about NC Big Sweep, go to http://www.ncbigsweep.org/

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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 »

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EVENTS View All
Pesticide Recertification ClassesTue Sep 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
North Carolina State University Center, 303 College Cir, Morehead City, NC, United States
— 2 days away
State FairThu Oct 16 - Sun Oct 26, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 weeks away
Carteret County Big SweepSat Oct 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 4 weeks away
HolidayTue Nov 11 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
HolidayThu Nov 27 - Fri Nov 28, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
HolidayThu Jan 1 - Thu Jan 1, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 months away
Holiday--Good FridayFri Apr 3 - Fri Apr 3, 2015 - ALL DAY— 6 months away
4-H Citizenship/RaleighMon Jun 15 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Raleigh, NC, United States
— 9 months away
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