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Neuse Team Calendar 2000: Learning Opportunities Abound
    We could think of no better way to begin a new year of helping to improve the quality of people's lives _ the mission of Cooperative Extension _ than to publish a calendar of learning opportunities in the Neuse River Basin. In this special-edition NeuseLetter, you will find projects and activities encompassing agricultural, urban and environmental education. Planned by the Neuse Education Team, these events form a comprehensive, research-based educational program that addresses the needs of Neuse River Basin communities and citizens. The diversity of the learning opportunities presented in this calendar represents the Neuse Team's commitment to educating people that live and work in the Neuse basin on how everyone can contribute to improving water quality.
    We have tried to organize a calendar with something for everyone _ the homeowner, farmer and urban dweller. As you read through the catalog of events, please reference the box at the bottom of this page marked "Neuse Team Contacts." The information in this box has the contact names that each project refers to throughout this issue. We look forward to another year of water quality education and hope to see you at some of our Neuse River projects.
Mitch Woodward
Neuse Education Team coordinator

 
. January, 2000
11
Nutrient Management Training. Concept taught: Nutrient management. Location: Wayne County. Contacts: Deanna Osmond, Steve Hodges.
25 Nutrient Management Training. Concept taught: Nutrient management. Location: Cunningham Center. Contacts: Deanna Osmond, Steve Hodges.
25 Pamlico County Agricultural Meeting. Concept taught: Latest production practices that increase profitabliity and protect natural resources. Location: Masonic Lodge, Alliance. Contact: David Hardy.
Water Control Structure Installation Training. Concept taught: best management practices that increase nitrogen uptake and reduce nitrogen leaching. Location: Lenoir County
Neuse Crop Management Demonstration Farm. Contact: Deanna Osmond.
Animal Waste Management Continuing Education Workshops Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced Contact: Mike Regans.*
Wheat Nutrient Management Training. Concept taught: Proper rates and time of nitrogen in wheat production. Location: To Be Announced Contact: David Hardy.
February, 2000
15 Wake County Farmer's Winter Meeting The Neuse Rules. Concept taught:What do Wake County Farmers need to do to comply with the rules? Location: Wake County Office Park Contact: Mitch Woodward.
17 Agricultural BMP meeting. Concept taught: Nutrient management and integrated pest management. Location: Craven County Agricultural Center _ 6:30pm. Contact: David Hardy.
29 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Meeting. Concept taught: Use of cost-share program to assist with farm income and protection of natural resources. Location: Craven County Agricultural Center 6:30pm. Contact: David Hardy.
Best management practice - Field training. Concept taught: Nutrient management for wheat. Location: Franklin / Wake County Neuse Crop Management Demonstration Farm. Contact: Bill Lord, Mitch Woodward.
Neuse Nutrient Management Education. Concept taught: "Train the Trainer" for nutrient management education. Location: Wayne or Johnston County. Contact: Steve Hodges.
Animal Waste Management - Continuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced Contact: Mike Regans.*
Management of Apartment Complex Grounds for Water Quality. Concept taught: Nutrient management for apartment complex managers and contractors. Location: Durham, Wake Counties Contact: Craven Hudson, Mitch Woodward, Bill Lord.
Home and Garden Show - WaterWise Gardening. Concept taught: Nutrient management for homeowners and Master Gardeners. Location: Raleigh Civic Center. Contact: Mitch Woodward.
March, 2000
7 & 22 Nutrient and Water Management Homeowner Workshop. Concept taught: How to improve water quality through certain home landscape methods. Location: Pamlico County for 3/7, Craven County Agriculture Center for 3/22 Contact: David Hardy.
17 Nutrient Management in Craven County Neighborhoods NeuseMobile. Concept taught: Proper soil sampling, fertilizing methods. Location: Greenbirar. Contact: David Hardy.
Best management practice installation and field training. Concept taught: Selected agricultural and urban BMPs will be shown in various stages of construction and use. Location: Neuse Basin Counties. Contact: Craven Hudson, David Hardy.
Animal Waste Management - Continuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced Contact: Mike Regans.*
Stormwater Control Workshop for Homeowners. Concept taught: Nutrient management and aesthetic benefits of controlling stormwater around the home. Location: Craven County Contact: David Hardy.
Science DayDavis Drive Elementary School. Concepts taught: Everyone can contribute to clean water. 4th and 5th graders in west Cary will learn what they can do to help the Neuse River. Location: Davis Drive Elementary School, Davis Drive in Cary Contact: Mitch Woodward
April, 2000
14 & 15 Nutrient Management in Craven County NeighborhoodsNeuse Mobile. Concept taught: Proper soil sampling, fertilizing methods. Location: Fairfield Harbor for 4/14, Taberna/Trent Woods for 4/15. Contact: David Hardy.
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced Contact: Mike Regans.*
May, 2000
11 Regional Stormwater Tour, Neuse Coastal Plain. Concepts taught: Structural practices effective in reducing nitrogen in stormwater. Location: Goldsboro, Smithfield, Wilson, Kinston, and Craven Counties will be visited on a day long tour, beginning and ending in Goldsboro Contact: Bill Hunt. (Note4 PDH's will be offered to Professional Engineers.)
17 Turfgrass Field Day. Concepts taught: Nutrient management in turfgrass, update on the Neuse Rules. Location: Ralston Arboretum, Raleigh. Contact: Bill Lord.
After Floyd: Essential Hydrology and Public Policy Issues. Concepts taught: Basic hydrology principles. The workshop will also serve as a forum for potential policy initiatives. Craven Hudson.
After Floyd: Essential Hydrology and Public Policy Issues. Concepts taught: Basic hydrology principles. The workshop will also serve as a forum for potential policy initiatives. Craven Hudson.
Nursery Wetland Plant Production. Concepts taught: Identification, propagation, and cultural techniques for wetland plant production. Location: To Be Announced Contact: Bill Lord.
Lawn Care Workshops. Concept taught: Nutrient management for homeowners and Master Gardeners. Location: Craven County. Contact: David Hardy. 
18 Regional Stormwater Tour, Neuse Piedmont. Concepts taught: Structural practices effective in reducing nitrogen in stormwater. Location: Durham and Wake Counties will be visited on a day-long tour beginning and ending at the Jane S. McKimmon Center, NCSU campus. Contact: Bill Hunt.(Note4 PDH's will be offered to Professional Engineers.) 
31 Web-basedContinuing Education Unit Course. Concepts taught: Innovative stormwater structural best management practices will be explained via a one-hour web based short course. Location: World Wide WebThe course will be linked through the Neuse Team WWW page Contact: Bill Hunt. ( Note - Those wishing Continuing Education Credits can earn 1 PDH for a small fee.)
Best management practice installation and field training. Concept taught: Practices for cattle producers effective in controlling nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment (tour stop on the piedmont cattle tour). Location: Franklin / Wake County Neuse Crop Management Demonstration Farm. Contact: Bill Lord, Mitch Woodward. 
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.*
June, 2000
Aquatic Weed Control and Plant Selection Workshop. Concepts taught: Basics of aquatic weed control and proper plant selection for stormwate wetlands. Location: Craven County Agricultrual Center. Contact: David Hardy.
Soil Fertility. Concept taught: Soil fertility, nutrient deficiencies, petiole monitoring in cotton. Location: Lewiston. Contact: Steve Hodges.
WaterWise Tour for Master Gardeners. Concepts taught: People will tour sites where nutrient management and other cost effective practices have been established. (For homeowners and Master Gardeners). Location: Wake County. Contact: Mitch Woodward. 
Best management practice installation and field training. Concept taught: Best management practices that increase nitrogen uptake and reduce nitrogen leaching. Location: Lewiston Contact: Steve Hodges. 
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.*
July, 2000
Tour for Elected OfficialsThe Neuse Crop Management Program. Concept taught: Agriculture's efforts in complying with the Neuse Rules. Location: Neuse Basin. Contact: Deanna Osmond 
Permeable Pavement Workshop and Tour. Concepts taught: reducing the flow of water and nitrogen from parking areas and roads reduces water pollution. Location: Wayne, Johnston Counties Contact: Bill Hunt. 
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.*
August, 2000
1 Pamlico County Agricultural Tour. Concept taught: Latest production practices that increase profitability and protect natural resources. Location: Alliance. Contact: David Hardy. 
4 Craven County Agricultural Watersheds Projects Tour. Concept taught: Best Management Practices that increase nitrogen uptake and decrease nitrogen movement from agricultural fields. Location: Craven County Neuse Crop Management Project Farm and Core Creek Watershed. Contact: David Hardy. 
Best management practice installation and field training. Concept taught: Tobacco production practices effective in controlling nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment. Location: Franklin / Wake County Neuse Crop Management Demonstration Farm Contact: Bill Lord.
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.*
September, 2000
Rain Garden Design Workshop. Concepts taught: Design and installation of Rain Garden/ Bio-retention areas will be reviewed. Locations: Wake, Craven, Johnston Counties. These 1/2-day workshops will consist of a classroom session and tour of local demonstration sites. Contact: Bill Hunt 
WaterWise Gardening Demonstration SiteState Fair Grounds. Concepts taught: WaterWise principles are put to work in a model landscape to improve water quality. Location: Garden Area, State Fair Grounds, Raleigh. Contact: Mitch Woodward.
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.*
October, 2000
3-5 Carolina Farm ShowCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Cooperative ExtensionNeuse Education Team Display. Concept taught: Best management practices that increase N uptake and reduce N leaching. Location: Kinston Contact: Mitch Woodward.
November, 2000
Management of Apartment Complex Grounds for Water Quality. Concept taught: Nutrient management for apartment complex managers and contractors. Location: Durham, Wake Counties Contact: Craven Hudson, Mitch Woodward, Bill Lord.
28-29 Neuse Conference. Concept taught: Best management practices that increase nitrogen uptake and reduce nitrogen leaching. Location: Sheraton Hotel, New Bern. Contact, Mitch Woodward.
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.*
December, 2000
Certified Crop Advisors Training. Concepts taught: Agronomists learn about practices effective in controlling nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment, and pesticides. Location: To Be Announced Contact: Deanna Osmond.
Animal Waste ManagementContinuing Education Workshops. Concept taught: Credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators. Location: To Be Announced. Contact: Mike Regans.* 
Other Tours, Workshops, Trainings To Be Announced >Neuse LAC Training on Buffers and Controlled Drainage. Concepts taught: Practices effective in controlling nitrogen Contact: Mitch Woodward. 
No-Till Tobacco Production. Concepts taught: Practices effective in controlling nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment. Includes tour of piedmont no-till fields and research plots at the Oxford Tobacco Research Station. Contact: Bill Lord, Craven Hudson.
Stormwater Control Workshop for State Parks. Concepts taught: Design and installation of Rain Garden/ Bio-retention areas and other practices will be reviewed. Location: Umstead Park, Wake County. Contact: Mitch Woodward.
Using Wastewater on Turfgrass. Concepts taught: Use of wastewater on turfgrass. Location: Johnston County. Contact: Bill Lord
The Almanac Gardner Television Program. Concepts taught: A home garden program stessing best management practices that increase nitrogen uptake and reduce nitrogen leaching. Location Public Television. Contact: Bill Lord
 
ANIMAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
    Educational programs with continuing education credit hours for certified animal waste management systems operators are offered throughout the Neuse River Basin and North Carolina. For information on continuing education courses, consult the 'Upcoming Training Opportunities' section of the Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems website. http://ces.soil.ncsu.edu/certification/index.htm or call Neuse Education Team member Mike Regans at 252-747-5831.