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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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Watauga County
Household Hazardous Waste Day

If you have Household Hazardous Waste you can drop it off at the Watauga County Sanitation Department (336 Landfill Rd. Boone) on October 25th from 9am to 2pm.  Items that will be accepted include: paint, household batteries, household cleaners, pesticides, oils, antifreeze, gasoline, propane tanks, lighter fluid, lab packs, oxidizers, florescent bulbs, and mercury.  If you have any questions please contact the Sanitation Dept. at 828-264-5305. Sponsored by Watauga County Sanitation Dept, Watauga County Cooperative Extension, NC Department of Agriculture with assistance from the Watauga County Maintenance Department and the Town of Boone.

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Farm Transition
Workshop: Planning for the Next Generation October 23

Farm Transition Workshop: Planning For the Next Generation will be held October 23, 2014 at the Watauga County Ag Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, N.C., 28607. Registration is $10 for 1st family member; $5 for each additional family member. Registration includes meal and 1 workbook per family. Registration is required as seating is limited. AGENDA 8:00 AM: Registration Begins 8:30 AM: Welcome/Housekeeping Estate Planning: A Step-by-Step Approach - Dr. Sandy Maddox, University of Mount Olive Taxes: How Will They Affect Your Farm Transition Plans? - Guido Van Der Hoeven, NC State University Probate: The Process of Administering an Estate -Diane Deal, Clerk of Superior Court, Watauga County Keeping Your Farm In Production: Farm Transition Scenarios - Andrew Branan, Attorney, Branan Law Firm Leasing Your Property: Issues to Consider - Brian Chatham, Watauga County Soil & Water Lunch: Recognition of Sponsors Farm and Forestland: Maintaining Present Use Value Taxation - Brian Chatham, Watauga County Soil & Water Should You Consider an Agricultural Conservation Easement? - Kelly Coffey, Watauga Co. Farmland Preservation Timber Taxes Planning: Taxes for Working Forests & Tree Farms - Mark Megalos, NC State University 2:00 PM: Evaluations and Adjourn Call Janie Poe, Watauga Soil and Water, at 828-264-0842 to register by October 10, 2014 or for additional details. Registration is payable to Watauga County.

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59th Annual Farm City
Banquet

The 59th Annual Watauga County Farm City Banquet will be held Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boone United Methodist Church. The theme for the 59th Farm City Banquet is “Barns: Outstanding in their Field” . Following a local food supper, we will recognize individuals for their contributions and support of our local agricultural economy. We will also have door prizes that will be given out at the end of the celebration. Each year the public are asked to nominate outstanding people that YOU know have made a positive impact on youth, agriculture, and our community. A list of awards and application forms can be downloaded here or picked up from the Extension office at 971 West King Street in Boone. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off to the Extension Center or e-mailed to Kathy_Lee@ncsu.edu by Friday, October 17, 2014. Please bring a canned food item to donate to area food banks. We look forward to you being a part of this wonderful collaboration as we celebrate the bonds that unite our urban and rural communities. Tickets are available at the Cooperative Extension Office, 971 W. King Street, Boone, N.C., Adult $10, Children 6-12 $5 and Children five and under are free. If you have questions, please contact us at 828-264-3061.

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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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Farm Transition: Planning for the Next GenerationThu Oct 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 days away
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
— 4 days away
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
— 4 days away
Watauga Fall Operation Medicine CabinetSat Oct 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 4 days away
Small Ruminant Nutrition ClassTue Oct 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week 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
— 1 week 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
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