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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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Solar Energy Property
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With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Congratulations 4-H Congress Winners!

Thank you to Henderson County 4-H families for supporting 19 4-H in the State Public Speaking Competition at 4-H Congress!  These youth competed at the county, district and state levels:  Bryson and Ian MORE »

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4-H Summer Fun!

4-H Summer Fun! Henderson County 4-H is offering some great Summer Fun classes for youth this year.  You do not need to be a 4-H member to sign up. Each class will meet MORE »

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New and improved and even better than before. “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE » – from   Gardening

Appleachian Alert

Here is the 1st edition of the Appleachian Alert. A new publication for WNC Apple growers. Here is a link to the alert https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Sara-1.pdf   Appleachian Alert: Week of May, 16 2016: Inside MORE »

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Dana 4-H Club learns about Citizenship

The Dana Wildcats 4-H Club sponsored an opportunity for Dana Elementary School students in the 2nd – 5th grades to research the various candidates running for President, and use their voice to vote MORE »

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4-H Winner Hannah Worrell

4-H has helped thousands of kids grow to be well-rounded citizens with a long list of skills and accomplishments, and Hannah Worrell is one of them. Though she is 18 now, Hannah has MORE »

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What is 4-H?

4-H is a fun program for young people, age 5 – 18, who enjoy “learning by doing,” and meeting new friends. 4-H clubs meet at least once a month for educational activities, service MORE »

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Project Learning Tree K-12 Professional Development WorkshopWed Aug 10, 2016
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA
— 2 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
IPM Workshop WeedsWed Aug 17, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 3 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 26, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 1 month away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Sep 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 1 month away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Sep 9, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 2 months away
Pesticide Safety Class for V Credits for Private Applicators-FarmersMon Sep 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 2 months away
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