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Farmers selling produce by weight will need to have scales checked for 2018!
Farmer Scale Accuracy Testing
Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65
Reidsville, NC 27320
Thursday February 22, 2018 9 am – 12 pm
Increased awareness of the benefits of locally grown food products is bringing more customers to roadside farm stands and farmers markets. All produce sold in North Carolina by the weight needs to be weighed on a scale that has been tested for accuracy. In Rockingham County, Cooperative Extension collaborates with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Inspector to provide scale accuracy testing for Commercial Fruit and Vegetable producers in the spring. In the past, 80% of the scales tested in North Carolina read on the minus, causing the farmers an unseen loss of profit.
The certification stickers on the scales also give customers the assurance they are getting full value of the money they spend for food.
Contact Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Agent at Kathryn_holmes@ncsu.edu or 336-342-8230 for more information or questions.
Please don’t forget to get your scales their annual checkup!
Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Will Strader, County Extension Director, by
phone: 336-342-8230 or email: William_strader@ncsu.edu or fax: 336-342-8242, or in person at the Rockingham County Extension Office at least 10 days prior to the event. North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

Feb 22 Thu

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Oct 21 2018
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA Guilford College, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA Rockingham County Center 2 days away
Description: Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop
October 24, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC

To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_guilford (you will need to create an account)
Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2018
Questions? Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu

Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.

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). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. Please bring a bag lunch and prepare to be outside!

Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. Parking directions will be sent prior to the workshop. Cancellations made by October 17th will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.
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