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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences

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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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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Soil Sample

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

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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4-H Contests for Youth ages 9 – 18 who Love Plants! popular

4-H Mini-Gardening – For beginning gardeners who are residents of Henderson County: Youth prepare, plant and maintain their own gardens at their homes.  Cash awards for winners! Master Gardeners visit each garden twice during MORE »

Installing Honey Bees

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension  & BRCC present an informative video on installing honey bees from packages into nukes and from nukes into 10 frame hives.  Click here to see the full MORE »

Micah Dwyer

Henderson County 4-H Public Speaking Competition

4-H Presentations  4-H alumni say that learning public speaking skills in 4-H has benefitted them throughout their lives.  Henderson County 4-H provides training and coaching for youth, ages 5 – 18, to create MORE »

Winter Apple School

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 8:00am – Thu, Feb 5, 2015 5:00am — 2 weeks away Where: Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731, United States Annual Winter Apple MORE »


4-H Small Fruit Plant Sale

Support 4-H programs and awards for youth by purchasing strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and asparagus plants.  All plants are bare root and must be picked up at Henderson Farms, 705 Tracy Grove Rd., MORE »

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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
MHCREC 455 Research Dr, Mills River, NC 28759
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MHCREC 455 Research Dr, Mills River, NC 28759
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