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2016 Wilkes
Agricultural Fair Catalog

It's fair time again!  If you are interested in entering items into the fair, please check out the 2016 Wilkes Agricultural Fair Catalog.

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2016 Fair Cover

2016 Wilkes
Agricultural Fair Catalog

It's fair time again!  If you are interested in entering items into the fair, please check out the 2016 Wilkes Agricultural Fair Catalog.

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2016 Fair Cover

2016 Wilkes
Agricultural Fair Catalog

It's fair time again!  If you are interested in entering items into the fair, please check out the 2016 Wilkes Agricultural Fair Catalog.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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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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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Daisy

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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Calving Tips

Calving time is when the rubber hits the road in the cow business.  After all, without a live – and thrifty – calf, all the anticipated payoff of expenditures in genetics, cow health, MORE »

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Nickels for Know How Referendum

The Wilkes County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2016.  Bill Hanlin, the Wilkes County Extension Director, said a polling place will be held at the Wilkes Agricultural MORE »

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Would You Like to Have a Beautiful Lawn?

Most Wilkes County residents have their lawn established with cool season grasses like fescue or bluegrass.  These grasses remain green throughout the winter and usually shut down during hot summer months.  If you MORE »

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Labor Day - Office ClosedMon Sep 5 - Mon Sep 5, 2016 - ALL DAY— 5 days away
Private Pesticide Applicators Training for "V" CategoryTue Sep 6, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Wilkes Agricultural Center, 416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 6 days 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
— 7 days away
Master Gardener Association MeetingWed Sep 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro
— 7 days away
Wilkes Beekeeper's Association MeetingMon Sep 12, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Executive Drive, Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
— 2 weeks away
Cattlemen's MeetingTue Sep 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Executive Drive, Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide Applicators Training for "X" Category CreditMon Sep 19, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Wilkes Agricultural Center, 416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
— 3 weeks away
Nursery Crop Field DayFri Sep 23, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Hard & Flossie Clark Family Park, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 3 weeks away
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