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Farm City Day 2015

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

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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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 »


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 »

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Henderson County 4-H Electric Congress Delegates

Mike and Michael Williams represented Henderson County 4-H at the 67th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 14 -16 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Two hundred 4H’ers, adult leaders and N.C.Cooperative Extension agents MORE »

Apple Orchards Bicycle Ecotour

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 12:00 Noon The NC Cooperative Extension Service – Henderson County and Sponsored by Sycamore Cycles Gather at Sycamore Cycles in downtown Hendersonville at 11:30 am for a 12:00 Noon MORE »

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Congratulations NC 4-H Congress Participants!

A highlight of 4-H Congress is the public speaking competition. This year 22 young people from Henderson County, ages 9 – 18, participated in this competition, earning 10 gold, 4 silver, and 2 MORE »

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4-H’ers Learned about Citizenship at Camp

Just last Friday, eight 4-H members returned from Reidsville from a week of 4-H camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. While at camp, we participated in a reverent Flag Retirement Ceremony and were MORE »

Food Preservation Classes

It is that time of the year again when we begin thinking of preserving some of the summer’s garden bounty. Whether you’re an experienced canner or a novice at food preservation, you’ll want MORE »

Congratulations to 4-H presentation participants!

Congratulations to these people who gave their presentations at the county level: Cloverbuds (ages 5-8): John Paul Torres, Eden Stout, Hadley Melton Fruits & Vegetable Use: (9-10) Katherine Grady Open Class: (14-18) Dahlia MORE »

Congratulations 4-H Project Record Winners!

18 2013 4-H project records from Henderson County went to the West District competition. Gold medal winners will receive $50 checks from NC 4-H: Haley Hargus – Animal Science, 9-10 Andrew Torres – MORE »

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Winners

Congratulations Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program teams! Henderson County 4-H Junior Teams placed first and second in the state competition. Luke Maybin was the first place senior, and had the top overall score. Hannah MORE »

Weekly Pest News

The weekly Apple Pest News, which in previous years has been emailed as a PDF file, will now be available in its updated format at the new Apple Pest Management website.  This new MORE »

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4-H Gardening Programs

In the 4-H Mini-Gardening Contest, Henderson County youth, ages 9 – 18 as of January 1, grow their own gardens at home, or a place they can access daily.  4-H provides training, seeds, MORE »

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Buy Apple trees!

New variety of apple trees for sale.  Proceeds to benefit BRAG and NC Cooperative Extension Master Pomology program.  Crimsoncrisp Apple Tree Sale! Click for more MORE »