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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
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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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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2015 4-H Summer
Programs

We are now offering our exciting and fun-filled 4-H summer programs for 2015.  Spaces are limited (first come, first served) so sign up now!  Sign up starts on June 4th at the Wilkes Cooperative Extension Office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE THIS DATE. Please click this website to see our brochure: 4Hsummer2015

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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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The Perfect Weed, Not!

Palmer amaranth has been described as the “perfect weed” and “pigweed on steroids.” Its cluster of key survival traits seem to use almost every weed trick in the book, helping it evade and MORE »

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Extension Master Gardeners Make the World Better

Check out this 10 minute radio segment about the Extension Master Gardener program on Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers the radio show produced by NC Extension Master Gardeners in Durham County GettingDirtyRadioShow.org MORE » – from   Gardening

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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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Pests That Go Munch, Munch in the Night

Most of the pests we encounter in the garden feed during the day and can often be easily spotted. For instance, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles and flea beetles feed on vegetable plants MORE »

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Dig it! The Secrets of Soil! popular

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil May 16–August 16, 2015 There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about MORE » – from   Gardening

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It’s Mosquito Season Again! popular

I saw my first mosquitoes of the season this weekend while sitting on my front porch.  Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance they can also spread serious diseases like West Nile Virus and MORE »

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Get Those Weeds Outta Here!

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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EVENTS View All
Certified Professional Food Manager CourseFri May 29 - Fri May 29, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
Wilkes County Center, Cooperative Extension Service, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 6 hours ago
Hands-On Backyard Stream Repair WorkshopFri May 29, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Kernersville Public Services, Garage Conference Room 720 Mckaughan St, Kernersville, NC 27284
— 3 hours 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
— 18 hours 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
— 5 days away
Food Preservation ClassesWed Jun 10, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 2 weeks away
Food Preservation ClassesThu Jun 11, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 2 weeks away
Open Air Market - Market Chef DemonstrationsFri Jun 19 - Fri Jun 19, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Market Chef at Open Air MarketFri Jun 19, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 3 weeks away
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