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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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Farmer's Market for
the Winter Season

Beginning Saturday, December 6, 2014, and recurring every first Saturday of the month until April 4, 2015, come out and support local Agriculture non-profits and enjoy the benefits of a winter farmer's market at the Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC. 28607, 9 a.m. - Noon. Hot beverages and good conversation available. If severe weather occurs, the market will be held the second Saturday. For more information, please call 828-773-3677 or email PHARMNboone@gmail.com Hosted by PHARMN, Inc.

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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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High Country
Environmental Technology Tour

Stops on the tour include; Boone Stormwater Wetlands, ASU Recycling Facility, ASU Composting Facility, ASU Appropriate Technology Greenhouses. The tour will be held on Thursday, November 13 from 1pm-4pm. Click here for more information.  Please call Watauga County Extension Office, 828-264-3061 to sign up!

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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: Out Standing 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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Volunteer Planting Day

Come help plant native plants from local nurseries around riparian areas in Watauga County in November.  Days to be determined as weather permits.  If you’re interested in joining, contact Wendy at the Watauga MORE »

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 »

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Watauga County BeekeepersTue Nov 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 4 days 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
— 6 days away
High Country Environmental Technology TourThu Nov 13, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Dec 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month away
Winter-Season Farmer's MarketSat Dec 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 month away
Winter-Season Farmer's MarketSat Jan 3, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jan 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Feb 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 3 months away
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