Celebrate 100 Years of Extension

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Henderson County Center CPP Short Course Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States, North America
— Tomorrow

http://buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/certified-plant-professional-short-course-2014/

Henderson County Center Certified Plant Professional Short Course Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States
— Tomorrow

http://buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/certified-plant-professional-short-course-2014/

Henderson County Center Pesticide Collection Day - Hendersonville at Jackson Park Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 2 days away

Pesticide Collection Day Scheduled

This years pesticide collection day is scheduled for July 30th from 10 am to 2 pm in Jackson Park above Field #8. This event is to collect pesticides only and not regular household hazardous waste (paint, motor oil, etc). Any pesticides will be accepted including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, miticides, etc. If you have a container larger than 5 gallons please contact us in advance of bringing the pesticide.

Henderson County Center NCSU 15th Vermicomposting Conference Thu Jul 31- Sat Aug 2, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
Doubletree by Hilton - Brownstone Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina
— 2 days away

Plan to attend NC State University's 15TH VERMICULTURE CONFERENCE on July 31 – August 1, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The only annual conference on the planet on mid-to-large-scale vermicomposting, this event provides advice from world-renowned worm farmers, researchers, and a marketing expert. Previous participants have come from 44 U.S. states and 19 countries. One participant said this about NCSU's Vermiculture Conference:

"The conference was definitely worth the time and money. I learned so much…not just about earthworms, but soil composition, minerals, testing, teas, diseases, correct processes to follow, etc. I'm looking forward to next year's conference already! ~ S.S., North Carolina

Sign up now to attend this year's event. Early bird registration ends on June 20, so don't miss the opportunity to save money on your registration fee. It's easy to register on the conference website, which has details about the agenda, speakers, venue and hotel: http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference

I look forward to seeing you in July!

Rhonda Sherman, Conference Chair
and Extension Specialist
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University
"Like" NCSU's Vermiculture Program on Facebook!
Websites:
Sherman NCSU
Vermicomposting
NCSU's 15th Vermiculture Conference July 31 - Aug 1, 2014

Henderson County Center CPP Exam Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM — 3 days away
Henderson County Center 2014 Tomato Field Day Thu Aug 7, 2014 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, Mills River, NC
— 1 week away

Tours begin at 1:00 pm and can include Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, and Hops.

Registration: Begins at 2:30 pm

Tours: 3:15 - 6:00 pm

Dinner: Begins at 6:00 pm

Henderson County Center Buncombe Friends of Ag Breakfast Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Where:
WNC Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC
— 2 weeks away

Join fellow growers, friends, and agricultural advocates at the August 12 Buncombe Friends of Ag Breakfast at the WNC Ag Center, Virginia Boone Building, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast beginning at 7:00 am to be followed by a short educational program on "Celebrating 100 Years With Cooperative Extension."
Please RSVP to: meghan_baker@ncsu.edu

Henderson County Center Organic Cucurbit Variety Selection & Seed Saving Field Day Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Rd, Waynesville, NC
— 2 weeks away

Registration fee is $10 and includes lunch.

A variety trial of melons, squash and cucumbers is being conducted in NY, NC, and AL this summer and the following two years. The trial has been developed to determine resistance to Downy Mildew, Striped Cucumber Beetles and viruses which will support the breeding of resistant varieties and generate a resource for organic grower variety selection. The field day will share the initial results and help build your skills and knowledge around seed breeding, saving, and processing. This project is funded through the USDA's Organic Research and Extension Initiative and is coordinated by Cornell University in partnership with the Organic Seed Alliance, NCSU, and Auburn University. Click on the link below to find out more details and to register for the event.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/organic-cucurbit-variety-selection-and-seed-saving-field-day-tickets-12079940427tm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname_text

Henderson County Center Multi-Category Pesticide Class Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Buncombe County Extension Center
— 3 weeks away

http://www.ncagr.gov/aspzine/str-pest/pesticides/PesticideCalendar/displayevent.asp?DisplayID=7569 Pre-registrator by calling 828-255-5522. The $5.00 fee will be accepted at the door.

Henderson County Center Woodland Steward Series: 2014 Mountain Program Wed Aug 20, 2014 @ 9:00 AM -Thu Aug 21, 2014 @ 12:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away

Native Landscaping and Water Management

The Western NC Woodland Steward Series: Mountains Program is designed to empower forest landowners to manage their properties to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources. The series takes place between July 16th and August 22nd at various locations in the Asheville area. Each workshop will be a 1.5 day meeting led by natural resource and land management specialists, including both hands-on activities in the field and instruction in the classroom. Pre-registration and a modest fee are required. Landowners are encouraged to attend the full series of 4 workshops, but individual workshop registration is available. Registration is offered online, by mail or by phone.

To learn more and to register online, please visit the website! www.ncsu-feop.org/woodlandstewards

Henderson County Center Woodland Steward Series: 2014 Mountain Program Thu Aug 21, 2014 @ 1:00 PM -Fri Aug 22, 2014 @ 5:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away

Program 4: Stewardship, Recreation, and Liability and Graduation Celebration!

The Western NC Woodland Steward Series: Mountains Program is designed to empower forest landowners to manage their properties to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources. The series takes place between July 16th and August 22nd at various locations in the Asheville area. Each workshop will be a 1.5 day meeting led by natural resource and land management specialists, including both hands-on activities in the field and instruction in the classroom. Pre-registration and a modest fee are required. Landowners are encouraged to attend the full series of 4 workshops, but individual workshop registration is available. Registration is offered online, by mail or by phone.

To learn more and to register online, please visit the website! www.ncsu-feop.org/woodlandstewards

Henderson County Center V credit Pesticide Safety Class Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center, 94 Coxe Avenue Asheville NC
— 4 weeks away

V credit Pesticide Safety Class

Henderson County Center IPM for Green Industry Professionals Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Haywood County Co-operative Extension, Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/?p=298873

Henderson County Center Weed Id & Control in Turfgrass Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NCCES 100 Jackson Park Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 1 month away

2 hours of LNDX pesticide credits will be available

Henderson County Center Packaging and Specs for Wholesale Markets Thu Sep 4, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Collaborate
— 1 month away

Webinar Title: Local Foods - Understanding Packaging & Specifications for Wholesale Markets

Description: Are you interested in connecting to, or assisting farm clients connect to, new wholesale markets, such as food service and retail grocers? On this webinar, a wholesale produce buying expert will: 1) guide attendees through pack size requirements, quality and specifications, 2) explain how and why specifications may differ in wholesale markets, and 3) explain how a grower may better communicate with a buyer. Another expert will focus on labeling requirements for producers selling to retail grocers, specifically sharing how to guide a grower in acquiring PLU/UPC codes - an opportunity for more successfully branding and marketing their product in these markets.

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Intended Audience: Produce Farmers, Extension Agents and other farm Service Providers

Local Foods: Understanding Packaging & Specifications for Wholesale Markets
September 4, 2014; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Webinar Session Link: http://go.ncsu.edu/PackagingSpecsWebinar (available after August 1)


No pre-registration is required.

Henderson County Center Organic Growers School Harvest Conference Sat Sep 6, 2014 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Where:
AB Tech, Main Campus, Asheville, NC 28801
— 1 month away

1st Annual Harvest Conference

Organic Growers School announces plans for the 1st Annual Harvest Conference for home growers, backyard enthusiasts, & homesteaders on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at AB Tech, Main Campus in Asheville, NC. The conference features Janisse Ray, award-winning writer, naturalist, and activist is author of 5 books of literary nonfiction, including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, and The Seed Underground as keynote and special guest.
Registration is discounted at $35 until July 15th. Pre-conference workshops are also discounted until July 15th. Organic Growers School is well-known for offering down-to-earth advice on growing and sustainable living. This fall event features such things as season extension, home cooking, fermentation, preservation, fall & winter growing, self-reliance, homestead skills, seed saving, composting, herbal medicine, and other wild ideas.

Details: go to website at http://www.organicgrowersschool.org
Date: September 6, 2014
Location: AB Tech, Main Campus, Asheville, NC 28801
Discounted Cost: Early Bird price of $35 until 7/15 $40 after
Pre-event: Pre-conference workshops on Friday, September 5th
Pre-event Location: Warren Wilson College
Pre-event Cost: $35-65 by 7/15 or $40-70 after
Keynote: A Field Guide to Hope with Janisse Ray, Saturday
Register: Online

Henderson County Center Pesticide V credit class Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 1 month away
Henderson County Center IPM Symposium Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The NC Arboretum, 100 Fredrick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville, NC
— 2 months away

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Horticulture-Industry-IPM.pdf

Henderson County Center Mills River Pesticide School Tue Oct 7- Thu Oct 9, 2014 (All Day Event) Where:
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
— 2 months away

Schools start at 8:30 a.m. and are over by 4:00 p.m on the first day and typically have the same start time on the morning of the second day. All exams are given at each school on the second day at 1:00 p.m. **Fees for Pesticide Schools are different from NCDA&CS Pesticide exam fees. Exam fees should be paid at the pesticide school or exam location. **

School offers Core training on the first day and on the second day these sub-categories:

-Ornamentals and Turf

-Right of Way

-Private

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100 Jackson Park RoadHenderson County CenterHendersonville, NC 28792— Map
(828) 697-4891
(828) 697-4581 fax
Office Hours: 8:30-5 Mon-Fri
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