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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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Soil Sample
Results

Have you sent your soil in to be tested?  Results are currently taking 3 to 4 weeks.   Click here to see a copy of your results

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Watch presentation
from 2013 Apple School

Dr. Terence Robinson, a professor and Applied Fruit Crop Physiologist from Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Geneva, NY presents at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Henderson County 2013 Winter Apple School, a new method for planting, growing and maintaining an apple orchard. Implementation of this Tall Spindle Apple Orchard System promises to reduce labor costs and to increase yields and fruit quality. We also follow Dr. Robinson to a local apple orchard in Henderson County so he can demonstrate the techniques he discusses in his presentation.  Click here to view.

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Pressure Canner Lid
Testing

It's that time of year to have your pressure canner lid checked and tested, especially before you begin to use it.  The plugs and gaskets periodically need to be replaced to ensure you have a good seal on your pressure canner.  Weighted-gauged pressure canners do not need any further testing.  But if you have a dial-gauge canner, you need to have it tested for accuracy annually. To set up an appointment, contact Renay Knapp, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent at 828-697-4891.  Or drop it by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, located in Jackson Park, at any time for testing later.  All you need to bring is the Presto gauge or lid.  This service is free of charge.

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Support Military Families in North Carolina

Supplies are needed to make gift packs for families of Active Duty, Guard and Reserve members who are returning from deployment.  These packs will be given to these families when they are reunited MORE »

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Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club Auction

The Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club invites you to take part in the 4-H Auction Saturday, September 20, at the Livestock Sales Arena at the WNC Agriculture Center.  If you’re bringing items to auction, MORE »

APPLE ORCHARD TOUR popular

NC Cooperative Extension – Henderson County & the Blue Ridge Apple Growers (BRAG) Association’s Henderson County Apple Tour Fee $10 per person, children under 5 free. Saturday August 30th 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Departs MORE »

Henderson County Youth Council popular

The purposes of the Youth Council include learning about local government and providing a way for teens to have a voice in the community.  We are asking local citizens and leaders to work MORE »

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Henderson 4-H Teens Attend Youth Summit popular

Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer, Drue Stinnett, Naomi McIlvaine, 4-H Agent Denise Sherrill, and Commissioner Tommy Thompson spent time together at the Youth Summit, which was part of the North Carolina Association of MORE »

Landscape Contrator Licensing Changes popular

In early August 2014, the general assembly passes the Landscape Contractor Licensing Statute (Chapter 89D of the General Statutes, 2014). This law will go into effect on August 1, 2015. Click here for MORE »

4-H Gardening Winners

4-H Mini-Garden and Creative Garden Winners Extension Master Gardeners Pat Newcomer and Kate Raevouri-Wilson provided the 4-H Mini-Garden and Creative Garden Program for youth ages 9 – 18 in Henderson County.  Participants planted MORE »

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EVENTS View All
IPM SymposiumWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The NC Arboretum, 100 Fredrick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville, NC
— 1 week away
Agriculture Equipment Demonstration DayWed Oct 1, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy Community Farm, Alexander, NC
— 2 weeks away
Mills River Pesticide SchoolTue Oct 7 - Wed Oct 8, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
— 3 weeks away
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