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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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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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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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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Hay Production Tips

This year’s hay making season is quickly approaching and already started for some producers.  The time required to dry a crop from its initial moisture content down to about 15% moisture is determined MORE »

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Tips for Reducing Round Bale Losses

Haymaking weather is certainly here.  Farmers have a lot of money and time invested in each hay bale they produce, so it is important to store them properly.  Ideally, all hay would be MORE »

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Early Blight: The Scourge of Tomatoes

The weather this spring has been a little on the wet side.  Along with the warm, wet weather come diseases that infect our plants.  Vegetables are no exception and it will not be MORE »

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Let’s Talk About Powdery Mildew

Last week I did an article about early blight on tomatoes.  Gardeners know there are a number of diseases that infect plants, including the one I am going to write about today.  Powdery MORE »

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Now hiring . . . popular

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and Improved and even better than before, “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free on-line, both as a pdf and, for easy MORE » – from   Gardening

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Vegetable Garden Concerns: Fact or Fiction?

Most gardeners have their vegetable gardens in by now and are anxiously awaiting their first harvest.  There is a wealth of information out there on the internet that will help gardeners get the MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Memorial Day - Office ClosedMon May 30 - Mon May 30, 2016 - ALL DAY Today— 47 minutes ago
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Jun 1, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro
— 2 days away
Market ChefSat Jun 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
CBV Loop, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
— 2 weeks away
Beekeepers Meeting - B Townes -984-1048Mon Jun 13, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Executive Drive, Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
— 2 weeks away
Fourth of July - Office ClosedMon Jul 4 - Mon Jul 4, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Jul 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro
— 1 month away
Wilkes Beekeeper's Association MeetingMon Jul 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Executive Drive, Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
— 1 month away
Market ChefSat Jul 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
CBV Loop, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
— 2 months away
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