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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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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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canning

Hands-On Canning
Class

On Saturday, August 23, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., 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. Class will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Space is limited, so register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC. 264-3061, Margie_mansure@ncsu.edu.

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garden

Hands On Fall
Vegetable Gardening Class

Tuesday August 26th, 6:00-7:30, Watauga Agriculture Conference Center 252 Poplar Grove Rd.   $10 Supply Fee. Call Paige Patterson, Consumer Horticulture Agent at 828-264-3061 or email paige_patterson@ncsu.edu to register. During this class we will learn what crops to plant in the fall, how to get them started and ways to extend the gardening season. Attendees will make a fall lettuce planter that they can take home and reuse from season to season. Supplies included will be a 7 gal pot with planting holes on the sides, potting soil, seedlings of lettuce mix that were started 1 month ago, and fertilizer. Within 2-3 weeks you should be eating fresh lettuce. Great for decks and patios.

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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 28, 2014 –  https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension 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 »

It’s Summertime!

It’s time for summer fun and for many youth, going to camp is a rite of passage.  The prospects of being away from parents bring feelings of excitement and nervousness.  While homesickness is MORE »

4-H Super Summer

4-H Super Summer is open for registration.  Join us for summer fun.  Workshops are designed for 5-12 year olds.  Check out the dates and topics here.A registration form can be downloaded from the MORE »

Extension Survey

In 2014, North Carolina Cooperative Extension celebrates 100 years of service, enhancing the lives, land and economy of North Carolina citizens.  As we do so, we need your help to illustrate our impact and identify ways MORE »

Childhood Leisure a Thing of the Past?

It’s time for spring break!  What will your kids be doing with their time away from school?  Whether your children will be traveling or staying at home, the simple opportunity for free play MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Hands-On Canning ClassSat Aug 23, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 13 hours away
Hands On Fall Vegetable Gardening ClassTue Aug 26, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 4 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Sep 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Oct 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Nov 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Dec 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 3 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jan 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 4 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Feb 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 5 months away
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