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Pressure Canner Lid

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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Soil Sample

Have you sent your soil in to be tested?  Results are currently taking 2 to 4 weeks.   Click here to see a copy of your results

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Protect your Backyard Chickens

Avian Infuenza is a virus transmitted by migrating birds, here is some background information and tips for protecting your flock during the fall migration (September and October). History Dec 2014 – First case in MORE » – from   Gardening

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Henderson County teen attends NCACC Youth Summit

Kye Laughter, from Henderson County, attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greenville, North Carolina August 21-22. North Carolina 4-H and the North MORE »

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4-H Mini-Gardening Winners

4-H Mini-Gardening is a contest for youth ages 9 – 18.  In the spring, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers taught participants how to grow a 10 x 12 foot vegetable garden.  Valley Ag provided MORE »

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Tree Talk: Meet the Ginkgo Tree

The Ginkgo tree is an ancient species that has much to offer in your landscape —especially their brilliant, but short lived fall color.  But you have to be a little… sexist… when you MORE » – from   Gardening

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Introduction to Plant Identification popular

The Path to Successful Gardening  Six Week Course taught by Bryce Lane NCSU Professor & Lecturer Emeritus, Dept. of Horticultural Science Location JC Raulston Arboretum Registration $220 (Friends of the Arboretum Members, $180) Syllabus MORE » – from   Gardening

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4-H Bake-Off Contest

Plan now to enter the 4-H Bake-Off Contest. Registration forms and recipes are due by Friday, October 30. How this contest works: children, ages 5 – 18, choose a recipe and bake it MORE »

2014 Career Poster

Careers in Agriculture Poster Contest popular

Today’s agriculture offers over 200 challenging and rewarding careers, in many diverse fields. For the poster contest, children ages 5 – 18 choose an agriculture related career, research it and create a poster MORE »

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Apple Recipe ContestFri Sep 4, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
N Main St, Hendersonville, NC, USA
— 2 days away
Apple TourSat Sep 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
100 Jackson Park Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA
— 3 days away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolThu Sep 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 1 week away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
— 1 week away
Horticulture IPM SymposiumThu Oct 1, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
4-H Project Record Training RSVP to Barbara_Walker@ncsu.eduTue Oct 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM— 1 month away
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