Upcoming Events for Henderson County Center
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Agricultural Equipment Demo
Our Community Farm in Alexander, NC
Date: October 1
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
SAHC will host a demonstration session at our Community Farm featuring equipment available for rent from the Buncombe County Soil & Water District and Buncombe Cooperative Extension Service. Accessible for local farmers at a minimal cost, this equipment can result in higher farm profits by increasing efficiency and land productivity.
Demo equipment will include: a GrassWorks Weed Wiper, which can be towed behind a tractor or all-terrain vehicle to 'wipe' herbicides selectively across pastures and hay fields without damaging the grass; a ShaverPost Driver to install fencing at lower costs; a Raised Bed Mulch Layer, designed to make a raised bed, lay plastic mulch, and drip irrigation in one pass; and a Water Wheel Transplanter, which can plant bare roots, pots or plugs and can carry up to 25 trays.
This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required. Please RSVP to the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension office by contacting Meghan Baker, email@example.com, or Ethan Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Blackberry Field Day
From: Daniel Shires, Area Ag. Extension Agent
When: Friday October 10, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30PM
300 Goforth Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
On behalf of the NC Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association and
the NC Cooperative Extension Service you are invited to attend our upcoming Fall
Blackberry Field Day. This will be a great opportunity to learn from Extension Specialists
and see equipment demonstration on a real-life farm setting. The field day is free to
anyone who wishes to attend. Since this is an outside event: dress appropriately and bring
a lawn chair if you wish. Please RSVP to Annie Thompson (Extension Secretary) at
704-482-4365 by Wednesday October 8th
if you plan on attending.
1:00 to 1:15…Registration
1:15 to 1:30…Welcome from Ervin Lineberger, Killdeer Farms
1:30 to 2:00…Spotted Wing Drosophila (Lauren Diepenbrock & Katie Swoboda, NCSU)
2:00 to 2:30…Hand-washing stations and mobile cooling unit (Daniel Shires, NCCE)
2:30 to 3:00…New Herbicides (Wayne Mitchem, NCSU)
3:00 to 3:30…Disease vs Virus (Andy Rollins, Clemson Extension)