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Help Clean Up
Carteret County

Carteret Big Sweep is looking for groups to clean locations around the county. Contact Dee Smith if your would like to help. dee_edwards-smith@ncsu.edu or 252-222-6352

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Ballon Litter

Help Clean Up
Carteret County

Carteret Big Sweep is looking for groups to clean locations around the county. Contact Dee Smith if your would like to help. dee_edwards-smith@ncsu.edu or 252-222-6352

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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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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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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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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Improving Integrated Pest Management in Tobacco popular

Our laboratory has recently published a study which measured the differences between our current integrated pest management (IPM) recommendations for tobacco insect management and what growers actually do. This was the topic of Jeremy Slone’s MORE » – from   Entomology

USDA Disaster Resource Center popular

The United States Department of Agriculture Disaster Resource Center offers information to help farmers prepare for disasters.  From drought to Avian Influenza,  and food safety to wildfire, the USDA Disaster Resource Center covers a MORE » – from   NC Disaster Information Center

Glass jar found by the Seawolves 4-H Club

Annual Carteret Big Sweep Fall Clean Ups

Although Carteret Big Sweep encourages year-round clean ups we still believe that the 3rd Saturday in October is special. This date has traditionally been the fall clean up date for many many years. MORE »

Rain Barrels! popular

Rain barrels are now available.  These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch overflow outlet.  The cost is $50 for a “ready-made” unpainted barrel. Rain Barrel information MORE » – from   Onslow County Center

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2016 Camping Highlights

Camp will forever be memories in the minds of 4-H youth. Carteret County took six youth to Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, North Carolina.  Youth spent six days at the residential camp doing MORE »

4-H Summer Fun

Summer Fun 4-H programs have been at full speed this summer.  Youth have experienced a wide range of opportunities through 4-H and the experiences aren’t over yet.  There are still weeks of summer MORE »

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National Pollinator Week 2016

This week, June 20 – 26 of 2016, is national pollinator week.  Why might that be important to you?  Pollination is the process of moving the pollen from the filament (male part of MORE »

Impacts of a Single Balloon

Did you know a balloon floating in the water looks just like a jellyfish? Balloons are one of the many pieces of trash that can very easily be eliminated from our environment.  Unfortunately MORE »

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Cucumber Downy Mildew

Cucumber Downy Mildew has been diagnosed in Duplin County, North Carolina.  This means the disease is likely to be in our area before the weekend is over.  The disease is spread by spores MORE »

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4-H County CouncilMon Oct 3, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC, United States Room 305
— 1 week away
State Fair/RaleighThu Oct 13 - Sun Oct 23, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
4-H County CouncilMon Nov 7, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC, United States Room 305
— 1 month away
Veterans Day HolidayFri Nov 11 - Fri Nov 11, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
Thanksgiving HolidayThu Nov 24 - Fri Nov 25, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
4-H County CouncilMon Dec 5, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC, United States Room 305
— 2 months away
HolidaySun Jan 1 - Sun Jan 1, 2017 - ALL DAY— 3 months away
4-H County CouncilMon Jan 2, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC, United States Room 305
— 3 months away
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