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Food Preservation
Classes Offered

More people are now growing their own produce or buying from local growers and may decide to can, freeze or dry some of their garden bounty for use later in the year. While some home food preservation techniques are more difficult than others, it is extremely important to know how to preserve food safely.  Judy West, Extension Agent with NC Cooperative Extension in Wilkes County, is conducting two classes to review basic principles of home food preservation and food safety. June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.     Canning Fruits and Vegetables June 11, 5:30– 7:30 p.m.  Jams & Jellies and Freezing  & Drying Fruits & Vegetables If you would like to learn more about safely preserving food, please register for these classes by calling the Wilkes County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-651-7330.  There is a $6 fee to cover supplies and materials. Registration is required.  Call soon because spaces are limited.

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food preservation

Food Preservation
Classes Offered

More people are now growing their own produce or buying from local growers and may decide to can, freeze or dry some of their garden bounty for use later in the year. While some home food preservation techniques are more difficult than others, it is extremely important to know how to preserve food safely.  Judy West, Extension Agent with NC Cooperative Extension in Wilkes County, is conducting two classes to review basic principles of home food preservation and food safety. June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.     Canning Fruits and Vegetables June 11, 5:30– 7:30 p.m.  Jams & Jellies and Freezing  & Drying Fruits & Vegetables If you would like to learn more about safely preserving food, please register for these classes by calling the Wilkes County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-651-7330.  There is a $6 fee to cover supplies and materials. Registration is required.  Call soon because spaces are limited.

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Wilkes County 4-H
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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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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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food preservation

Food Preservation
Classes Offered

More people are now growing their own produce or buying from local growers and may decide to can, freeze or dry some of their garden bounty for use later in the year. While some home food preservation techniques are more difficult than others, it is extremely important to know how to preserve food safely.  Judy West, Extension Agent with NC Cooperative Extension in Wilkes County, is conducting two classes to review basic principles of home food preservation and food safety. June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.     Canning Fruits and Vegetables June 11, 5:30– 7:30 p.m.  Jams & Jellies and Freezing  & Drying Fruits & Vegetables If you would like to learn more about safely preserving food, please register for these classes by calling the Wilkes County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-651-7330.  There is a $6 fee to cover supplies and materials. Registration is required.  Call soon because spaces are limited.

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Get Those Weeds Outta Here! popular

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

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Save Our Pollinators!

Along with the spring blooms we are seeing right now comes pollinators like honey bees, bumble bees and mason bees.  Pollinators are crucial in fruit and vegetable production so it is very important MORE »

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Register Now for Beekeeping Workshop popular

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a beekeeping workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Food Preservation Classes Offered popular

More people are now growing their own produce or buying from local growers and may decide to can, freeze or dry some of their garden bounty for use later in the year. While MORE »

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The Impact of Weaning Calves popular

Weaning time for many fall-born calves has already started. We all know that weaning is the removal of a suckling calf from the cow. But, what might not be so obvious are all MORE »

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Tips for a Successful Corn Yield popular

Boosting corn yields doesn’t always result from doing just one thing right. It’s often a combination of many key management decisions, with help from mother nature, that turns a good corn stand into MORE »

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Master Gardener Association MeetingWed May 6, 2015 Today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 6 hours away
Master Gardener ClassWed May 6, 2015 Today
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 9 hours away
Wilkes Extension and Community Association County CouncilTue May 12, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 6 days away
Office Closed - Memorial DayMon May 25 - Mon May 25, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
Certified Professional Food Manager CourseFri May 29 - Fri May 29, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Wilkes County Center, Cooperative Extension Service, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Certified Professional Food Manager CourseSat May 30 - Sat May 30, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Wilkes County Center, Cooperative Extension Service, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Jun 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 4 weeks away
Food Preservation ClassesWed Jun 10, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 1 month away
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