Featured stories and content

FEATURED CONTENT
th

Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, May 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering a hands-on canning class. We will learn how to safely can using a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. The class will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607 Register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC. Space is limited.

READ THE REST »
th

Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, May 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering a hands-on canning class. We will learn how to safely can using a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. The class will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607 Register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC. Space is limited.

READ THE REST »
River Clean Up 01

Trash Can Falls
Clean-Up March 28

We will meet at the new canoe access parking lot by the bridge of Hwy. 321 and Old Watauga River Rd at 1pm. All supplies gloves, bags, and trash picker uppers will be supplied. Please call Wendy Patoprsty, emailing me wendy_patoprsty@ncsu.edu or calling 828-264-3061.

READ THE REST »
7872-orig

Watauga-Avery Bull
Breeding Soundness Exam

The Watauga-Avery bull breeding soundness exam is scheduled for Saturday, April 11.  There will be two locations this year.  We will start at 7:30 a.m. in Avery County, then move to Rusty Henson's farm in Deep Gap at 1 p.m. The fee is $35 per bull and will include vaccination and deworming.  Please call 828-264-3061 to reserve your time.  It takes approximately 15 minutes per bull.

READ THE REST »
save-the-bees

BeeCause: Food
Matters Screening & Discussion

On April 7, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm, Toxics Free NC is partnering with the Watauga County Beekeepers to screen the documentary “BeeCause Food Matters,” which examines the possible roles that insecticides are playing in bee population declines and what concerned citizens can do about it. This screening and discussion will be a great opportunity to network with local and regional activists and beekeepers. Free & Open to the Public • Documentary Screening • Panel Discussion to follow. The workshop will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC 28607.

READ THE REST »
a18

Teen Cooking
Class

Open to 13-18 year old's Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day! Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, fish cookery, patty making, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more. Wow your friends and their palates! Monday thru Friday, July 20th – 24th, 9:30-1:00. Classes held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Class size limited! Register in advance by completing form and paying $90 to Watauga County North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Make check to Watauga NCCES) at 971 West King St.

READ THE REST »
NEWS View All

2015 Rain Barrel Sale Now in Progress

Though the high country has had good precipitation amounts this past year, we still cannot take our water for granted.  As we saw a few years ago, supplies can be altered at the MORE »

Make 2015 the year of “real food”

As a foodie dietitian, I enjoy reading food trend predictions every year. Some seem odd, such as cricket flour being introduced into foods for the protein. Others could have value, like the forecast 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 »

More News
EVENTS View All
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Apr 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
BeeCause: Food Matters Screening & DiscussionTue Apr 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away
Hands-on Seasonal Cooking ClassesThu Apr 9, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Watauga-Avery Bull Breeding Soundness ExamSat Apr 11, 2015
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM— 2 weeks away
Hands-on Seasonal Cooking ClassesThu Apr 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
Wipe Your Weeds Away Workshop and Pesticide Credits Thu Apr 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 1 month away
More Events