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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.

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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.

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Grape and Raspberry
Pruning and Production Workshop

Grape and Raspberry Pruning and Production Workshop will be held on March 19, 2015 from  2:00-5:00pm. This class will be held at the NC Dept. of Agriculture, Upper Mountain Research Station in Ashe County. It is a little bit of a drive but there will be a specialist coming from NCSU, along with Richard Boylan presenting the program and there are lots of raspberries and grapes at the station to practice on. Other information on growing grapes and raspberries will be covered.  The station is located at 8004 NC Highway. 88 E, Laurel Springs, NC 28644-8631It takes 49 minutes to get there from downtown Boone.  Call Paige Patterson at (828) 264-3061, if you would like to carpool.  

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Ornamental Pruning
Workshop

The workshop will be held March 16, 2015 from 5:15-6:45pm.  This will be open to the public but would be a good chance to review or expand your pruning skills.  The workshop will be held at Hardin Park Elementary (turn at the first entrance) at 361 Jefferson Rd.  The workshop will be hands on so bring your pruners and loppers.  ASU Grounds Crew members who are also Master Gardeners will be leading this class.  They have lots of experience and will be able to work in small groups to show you lots of examples and answer all your questions.  No need to register but would be good to know how many to expect. Call Paige Patterson at (828) 264-3061.

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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.

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Watauga County
Cattlemen's Monthly Educational Meeting

The Watauga County Cooperative Extension and the Watauga County Cattlemen's Association will host a meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone. Brian Chatham with Watauga Soil Conservation District will talk about soil health in pastures and hay fields. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit. Please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 by Friday, March 6, if you plan to attend (even if you are not eating dinner).

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Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 17, 2015.  The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a MORE »

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 »

2015 Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale

Ordering for the Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale is now open. Proceeds help support youth and other programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis. Plants available 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 »

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EVENTS View All
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Mar 3, 2015 Today
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 6 hours ago
Birds Eye Business Planning Course Thu Mar 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ashe County Wilkes Community College Campus, West Jefferson, NC
— 2 days away
Bird Nesting Box Construction WorkshopSat Mar 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 days away
ASAP Risk Management Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 5 days away
Watauga Cattlemen's Monthly Educational MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 7 days away
High Country Seed Swap & Growers SchoolSat Mar 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ashe Family Central, 626 Ashe Central School Road, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 1 week away
Ornamental Pruning WorkshopMon Mar 16, 2015
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM Where:
Hardin Park Elementary School, 361 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28607, United States
— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
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