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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Wilkes County 4-H
Programs

Wilkes County 4-H offers monthly special interest programs, community clubs, and after school programs at eight community schools.For more information please contact the Wilkes County 4-H Office at 336-651-7331

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Cub Creek Community
Garden Spots Available

Cub Creek Community Garden is located off of Bridge Street in Wilkesboro, next to the dog park.  Currently, there are only a few spots still available for rent.  Many of the gardens are already in production.  All tools are provided and Wilkes Master Gardener volunteers are down at the garden at certain times to offer gardening advice.  Anyone interested in the garden can call 336 651 7333 for more information.

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2014 4-H Summer
Program

Summer will be here before you know it and it's time to start thinking about fun, educational activities for your children.  4-H has planned some activities we hope to help you out in this area.  Sign up for our 4-H summer activities will held Monday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wilkes Cooperative Extension office, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro. To view the 4-H summer brochure, click here.

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Get Hopping on These Garden Chores!

Numerous requests are received for articles about garden chores that we should be doing certain times of the year.  While you may have heard these recommendations before, they are still worth repeating.  So, MORE »

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Do You Know How to Calibrate Your Sprayer?

With the recent spring weather, many calls have come into the office on how to mix herbicides to suppress or kill those springtime weeds.   Most herbicide labels give directions in ounces, pints, quarts MORE »

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April Lawn & Garden Chores…No Fooling! popular

I cannot remember a time when so many different plants were blooming at the same time.  Gardening season is beginning to speed up with the unseasonably warm weather and gardeners can get overwhelmed MORE »

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Pullets Available for Sale popular

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Wilkes County is offering Hy Line Brown pullets (red chickens, brown eggs) for sale.  These are high quality chickens that have been sold in past years. MORE »

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Master Gardener Class Wed Apr 23, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilkes County Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 4 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramFri Apr 25, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Express YMCA, West Park, North Wilkesboro
— 6 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramFri Apr 25, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC
— 6 days away
Master Gardener Class Wed Apr 30, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilkes County Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Wilkes 4-H Summer RegistrationThu May 1 - Thu May 1, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Office
— 2 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramFri May 2, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramFri May 9, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramFri May 16, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC
— 4 weeks away
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