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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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4-H Holiday Greenery
Fundraiser Sale

The holidays are just around the corner, and a holiday greenery fundraiser offered by the Wilkes Cooperative Extension 4-H program will help you get your home decorated for the holiday season.  For more details, click here.

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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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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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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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Throughout the year we strive to bring you useful, accurate, and timely gardening information you can trust through the Extension Gardener newsletter, portal, and Facebook page. Please take our short online survey to MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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Tips for Successful Calving in Heifers popular

Successfully calving out and then rebreeding a set of first-calf heifers presents one of the greatest challenges to cow-calf producers. The physical and nutritional stresses associated with parturition, lactation and continuing her own MORE »

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Who You Gonna Call? Roachbusters? popular

Most bugs I find in the house do not bother me. I normally just scoop them up and throw them back outside.  However, cockroaches are another matter, and I cannot stand the thought MORE »

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Backyard Composting popular

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE » – from   Gardening

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Choosing and Using Edible Flowers popular

Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE » – from   Gardening

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Cold Weather and the Vegetable Garden popular

Mid-October is normally when we experience our first killing frost for much of Wilkes County. I mention this because we get calls during this time of year from people wondering if they should MORE »

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Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle popular

Nitrate poisoning in cattle is a noninfectious conditions that can kill livestock. Although uncommon in normal years, poisoning occurs when cattle eat forages stressed from severe environmental conditions such as drought. The stress MORE »

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Johnsongrass in Pastures Can Be Toxic popular

Along with acorn poisoning, as discussed a recent article, another potential dangerous crop to ruminant animals is Johnsongrass.  Johnsongrass is a warm season perennial grass that spreads by underground stems called rhizomes and seeds.  Seed MORE »

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The Benefits of Having a Controlled Calving Season popular

Choosing the right calving season is important because it affects production and associated costs and returns. Calving season decisions should consider cattle nutrient demand, nutrient supply from forage and feed, seasonal effects on MORE »

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Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Nov 6, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 5 days away
FAMACHA (Goat) Training-CanceledSat Nov 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Farm Bureau Insurance, Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro
— 1 week away
Veterans Day - Office ClosedTue Nov 11 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Quilt GuildTue Nov 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 week away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Nov 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 2 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Nov 20, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Y Express, West Park Medical Complex, North Wilkesboro
— 3 weeks away
Thanksgiving Day - Office ClosedThu Nov 27 - Thu Nov 27, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 weeks away
Office ClosedFri Nov 28 - Fri Nov 28, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 weeks away
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