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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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Small Ruminant
Nutrition Class

The Watauga Cooperative Extension will be having a class on small ruminant nutrition on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ag Conference Center in Boone. Dr. Niki Whitley, Livestock Specialist from NCA&TSU, will be the speaker. With lower-quality hay available this year, nutrition may present some challenges. There is no fee for the class. Please call 828-264-3061 to register.

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Goat Artificial
Insemination Class

There will be a goat artificial insemination class on Thursday, October 30  at 7:00 p.m. at the Ag Conference Center. The charge for this class will be $25 to cover materials. The class will be followed by hands-on training and help breeding up to five goats. Please call 828-264-3061 to register by Monday, October 27. Class size is limited to ten.

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Watauga Fall
Operation Medicine Cabinet

SAVING OUR KIDS AND RIVERS FROM DRUGS: OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET HOPES TO BUILD ON PREVIOUS SUCCESS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY, October 25, 2014. Watauga County, NC- Do you have outdated or unused prescription drugs, over the counter medications, syringes or other medical supplies? Come drop them off at the sponsored take-back centers on three different days this October. Any prescription or over the counter drugs will be accepted, no questions asked. Across Watauga county medicine will be collected on Saturday October 25, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, in conjunction with Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day. Take-back locations will be available at the Foscoe Fire Department, and the three Food Lion stores in Watauga County: the Highway 321 store in Boone, the Highway 421 Deep Gap store, and the Blowing Rock store.  Appalachian State University will be holding a collection day on Monday, October 22 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Plemmons Student Union. This is the fifth year Watauga County has provided medicine take back days, and each year has been an overwhelming success due to the Watauga County Community! Sheriff Hagaman appreciates all the people in the High Country who have participated in disposing of their medicines properly, and all the volunteers who have helped. For example, Dick and Joan Hearn and have been at every collection to help guide folks and provide information to residents. “We believe in the cause”, said Dick Hearn, “especially keeping meds out of the kids hands. We are a part of the Guardian ad-Litem and we have seen abuse first hand and what it can do to families and youth.” Hearn stated, “this project is really important to keep medicine out of the wrong hands and let’s not forget about the fish in the river too! Its important to keep your medicine out of the water supply by not flushing your over the counter or prescriptions down the toilet.” If you can’t make it out on October 25th to Operation Medicine Cabinet, there are now two new drop off sites available in Watauga County – the lobbies of the Watauga County Sheriffs Office and the Boone Police Department. These drop off sites are sponsored by “Project Lazarus”, a community-based overdose prevention and opioid safety with Community Care of North Carolina.   For more information please contact the Watauga County Cooperative Extension at 828-264-3061. Saturday, October 25th is also the Watauga County Household Hazardous Waste Day from 9am – 2pm at 336 Landfill Rd. in Boone.   Items such as paint, household batteries and cleaners, pesticides and more will be accepted. For more information please contact the Sanitation Department at 264-5305. To find out more about the event click to DrugTakeBackDay.com.

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Whole Hog Home
Butchery Class

The Watauga County Cooperative Extension will be offering a home butchery class on Saturday, October 25, starting at 9:00 am. at the Ag Conference Center in Boone.  The class will cover whole hog breakdown, sausage making, and making bacon.  This is a hands-on class, and participants will get to take home approximately 10-15 lbs. of pork.  The fee for this class is $75.  (Couples that take one meat portion will pay $75).  Please register and pay the fee at the Extension office by Friday, October 24.  Class size is limited.  Please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 for more information.

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Spooktacular Bats

I love Halloween, not only because it’s my birthday, but also because there is candy everywhere!!!  Not to mention all the costumes and decorations  - You begin to really know that fall is here! MORE »

USDA Crop Reporting Deadline November 15th

Attention: Livestock Producers in Watauga and Avery Counties: November 15, 2014 is the deadline to report your hay and pasture acreage for the upcoming 2015 crop year. Please come by the Watauga/Avery Farm MORE »

Make Breakfast Too Easy To Skip

If you are too rushed to eat in the morning, or just don’t feel hungry, you’re not alone. According to a marketing research company study (NPD Group), 14 percent of children aged 14 MORE »

Watauga Extension Radio Show

Catch our new radio show on WATA 1450AM on Mondays at 11:45am. In case you missed our show: June 02, 2014 – https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight May 12, 2014 –  https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-1 April 07, 2014 –  https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-3 MORE »

2014 Watauga Riverfest a Success

Chloe teaches about precipitation in the water cycle obstacle course Megan demonstrates infiltration with the groundwater flow model as part of the water cycle obstacle course Laura demonstrates the non point source pollution MORE »

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Watauga County Household Hazardous Waste DaySat Oct 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Watauga County Sanitation Department, 336 Landfill Rd., Boone, NC 28607
— Tomorrow
Whole Hog Home Butchery ClassSat Oct 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— Tomorrow
Watauga Fall Operation Medicine CabinetSat Oct 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— Tomorrow
Small Ruminant Nutrition ClassTue Oct 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 4 days away
Goat Artificial Insemination ClassThu Oct 30, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 6 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Nov 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 weeks away
59th Annual Watauga County Farm City BanquetThu Nov 6, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd, Boone, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Dec 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month away
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