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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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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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2015 Wilkes Annual
Plant Sale

The Wilkes County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is now taking orders for the 2015 annual plant sale.  If you are interested, please click here  to view the plant descriptions and order form.

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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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 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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Pastured ducklings. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Register Now for Small Flock Workshop February 5 popular

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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The Advantages of Frost Seeding Your Pastures

One of the best management practices that beef producers can utilize is the addition of legumes into their pastures.  For example, a stand of 30% clover will provide all the nitrogen needed to MORE »

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Free Radon Test Kits for Your Home popular

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. among non-smokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year MORE »

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2015 Native Plant Conference

Scholarships are available for student/ beginning professional/ K-12 educators to attend the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, July 15-18, held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Individuals who MORE » – from   Gardening

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Is Your Green Thumb Getting Itchy?

The recent warmer weather has gotten me anxious to start gardening.  I know there is more cold weather to come and it is important to realize that most gardening chores will not begin MORE »

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Sign Up for Local Classes

Master Gardener Classes.  Master Gardener Volunteers are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens.   What really sets Master Gardener Volunteers apart from MORE »

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Some Guidelines to Remember When Feeding Haylage

Silage makes an excellent feed for ruminant animals. However, feeding silage is much different than feeding hay. Silage, because it is much wetter than hay, is much more susceptible to deterioration. Sealed from MORE »

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NCFGC MWCWed Jan 28, 2015 Today
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Iredell County Cooperative Extension, 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677, United States
— 12 hours ago
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Jan 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 12 hours away
Beginning Beekeepers Short CourseSat Jan 31, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Farm Bureau Insurance, 620 Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, United States
— 2 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Feb 5, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 1 week away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Feb 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 2 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Feb 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 3 weeks away
Beginning Beekeepers Short CourseSat Feb 21, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
TBA
— 3 weeks away
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