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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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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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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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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Choose the Right Spot for Your Plant

I think most gardeners have experienced having a plant in the landscape that did not do well.  A number of factors could be having a detrimental affect on the plant including insects and MORE »

42,000,000+ Households Gardening popular

According to a study conducted by the National Gardening Association in 2014 more than 42 million households will grow a vegetable garden and 90% of them will MORE » – from   Gardening

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Are You Ready to Get Ready for Gardening 2015?

The weather this past weekend was ideal for getting out and getting some gardening chores done.  Pretty soon plants will be breaking dormancy and the list of chores will become even longer.  Timing MORE »

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Pollinator Garden App popular

Identify plants you can add to your garden to attract and support pollinators. Below is a description quoted directly from the Pollinator Partnership website about their free, regionally specific App BeeSmart “With the Bee Smart™ MORE » – from   Gardening

Weedkillers 101

Many homeowners are in a quandary about when to apply weed killers, or herbicides, in the landscape.  Some people get mixed results and may not have applied the weed killer at the correct MORE »

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Dealing With the Challenges of Cattle and Snow

Winter brings a special set of challenges for cattle producers. The need for labor and management increase just as forage quality, feed availability, and hours of daylight available to get things done decrease. MORE »

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Plants Pre-ordered During the Annual Wilkes Plant Sale Should Be Available For PickupTue Mar 31 - Tue Mar 31, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 12 hours away
Private Applicators Recertification Class - (V)Tue Mar 31, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro
— Tomorrow
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Apr 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 days away
Master Gardener ClassWed Apr 1, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Apr 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 3 days away
Office Closed - Good FridayFri Apr 3 - Fri Apr 3, 2015 - ALL DAY— 3 days away
Master Gardener ClassWed Apr 8, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 1 week away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Apr 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 1 week away
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