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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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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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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Apple Festival Recipe
Contest Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension!

Looking for the "best original recipies"!  Look below for the official rules and entry form.

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King Apple Parade Monday, September 1

All 4-H club members are invited to walk in the parade!  Wear your 4-H t-shirts!  If you don’t have a 4-H shirt, wear a green shirt.  Roller skates and wagons are welcome!   The 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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Henderson 4-H Teens Attend Youth Summit

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

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 »

Careers in Agriculture Poster Contest popular

4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Contest Sponsored by the Apple Country Antique Engine and Tractor Association Open to all youth ages 5 – 18. Cash prizes for winners in age divisions 9 and MORE »

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Packaging and Specs for Wholesale MarketsThu Sep 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Collaborate
— 4 days away
Organic Growers School Harvest ConferenceSat Sep 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Where:
AB Tech, Main Campus, Asheville, NC 28801
— 6 days away
Pesticide V credit classWed Sep 10, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 1 week away
IPM SymposiumWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The NC Arboretum, 100 Fredrick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville, NC
— 3 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
— 1 month away
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