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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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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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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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Become an Extension Master Garden Volunteer

Have you ever wanted to learn more about growing plants?  Are you interested in fruits, vegetables, ornamentals or lawns?  Do you enjoy helping others with their landscape, flower or vegetable garden or do MORE »

2014 4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Winners Announced! popular

Congratulations to the 2014 4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Winners! Tie 1st place: $20 each Miller Sparks, “Christmas Tree Farmer” Natalie Connet, “Riding Instructor” Tie 2nd Place:  $15 each Madelyn Hill, “Veterinarians” Zachary MORE »

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Farm City Day 2015 popular

October 3, 2015 Jackson Park / 10:00AM-4:00PM Free Family Fun This day-long event features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children’s MORE »

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Young Naturalists 4-H Club Shooting Sports Winners popular

Congratulations to Hannah Worrell for qualifying to represent NC in rifle at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament in Grand Isle Nebraska in June! Congratulations to the Young Naturalist 4-H Club members who MORE »

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F.R.E.S.H.

Members of the F.R.E.S.H. (Flat Rock’s Exceptional Sandburg Helpers) program, got to meet Senator Richard Burr while they were in Washington, D.C. to accept the George and Helen Hartzog National Park Service Award MORE »

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Recycle Christmas Lights

Leaders In Training 4-H Club in Henderson County collects and recycles Christmas lights. Since January, the club has collected over 1000 pounds of lights, raising over $210. The money raised is used for MORE »

APPLE ORCHARD TOUR

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

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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2015 AG Options Grant - Intent to Apply DeadlineFri Oct 24 - Fri Oct 24, 2014 - ALL DAY— 20 hours away
Retail Ready WorkshopMon Oct 27 - Mon Oct 27, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Retail Ready WorkshopMon Oct 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Mill Spring Ag Center, 156 School Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756
— 4 days away
EMGV Interest MeetingThu Oct 30, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM— 1 week away
GAP Training - 2 Part Fresh Produce Good Agriculture Practices WorkshopWed Nov 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Henderson County Cooperative Extension, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 2 weeks away
GAP Training - 2 Part Fresh Produce Good Agriculture Practices WorkshopWed Nov 19, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Henderson County Cooperative Extension, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 4 weeks away
2015 Ag Options Grant - Applications due/post markedFri Nov 21 - Fri Nov 21, 2014 - ALL DAY— 4 weeks away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM— 6 months away
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