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Wilkes County 4-H
Programs

Check out our new website by clicking here!  wilkes4h.blogspot.com  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

Check out our new website by clicking here!  wilkes4h.blogspot.com  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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Preservation
Materials Available for Loan

“So Easy To Preserve” Food Preservation Materials  Home food preservation is becoming more popular as families are growing more of their own food and trying to eat healthier as well as save on food costs. The Wilkes County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has available for loan the “So Easy to Preserve” book and DVD that provide in-depth instruction on proper food preservation techniques.  Material(s) may be checked out with a deposit check for the cost of the materials.  The deposit is returned when the borrowed materials are returned.  Cost of the book is $18 and cost of the DVD is $40.  There are a limited number of copies of each available for loan.  These materials contain the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 tested recipes, along with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying. This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended procedures for home canned salsas. The “So Easy to Preserve” video series is eight shows (20 to 35 minutes each) which provide a discussion of preservation principles and how-to demonstrations of methods.  (The book is not contained on the DVDs.) Features include home canning of tomatoes, vegetables and fruits; freezing fruits and vegetables; drying fruits and vegetables; pickling; making jams and jellies; and, a show devoted to the canned specialties of hot chile salsa, mango chutney and spicy jicama relish. The methods demonstrated continue our tradition of teaching USDA-recommended practices for food safety as well as high quality finished products.  This series was produced with the assistance of CSREES-USDA under the National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation project. Contact our office at 336.651.7330 for information regarding the loan of these food preservation materials.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Photographer: Daren Mueller, ISU, Bugwood.org

Soybean Rust Update

July 27, 2016 from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed in Tift County, Georgia, earlier today, on soybeans in a Sentinel MORE » – from   Integrated Pest Management

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Do You Have Ants on Your Plants?

Most of the insects that you see around your home are neither pests nor beneficial.  For the most part ants can be put into the category of not doing any harm to the MORE »

Bumble bee on coneflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 13 popular

Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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EVENTS View All
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Aug 3, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro
— 5 days away
Wilkes Beekeeper's Association MeetingMon Aug 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Executive Drive, Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
— 2 weeks away
Working Forest Summit 4Wed Aug 10, 2016
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025, USA
— 2 weeks away
Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Market ChefSat Aug 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
CBV Loop, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
— 3 weeks away
Labor Day - Office ClosedMon Sep 5 - Mon Sep 5, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
Nursery Weed Management Field DayWed Sep 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hawksridge Farms 4243 S. NC 127 Hwy, Hickory, NC
— 1 month away
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Sep 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro
— 1 month away
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