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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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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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Small Ruminant
Nutrition Class

The Watauga Cooperative Extension will be having a class on small ruminant nutrition on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ag Conference Center in Boone. Dr. Niki Whitley, Livestock Specialist from NCA&TSU, will be the speaker. With lower-quality hay available this year, nutrition may present some challenges. There is no fee for the class. Please call 828-264-3061 to register.

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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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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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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 Household Hazardous Waste DaySat Oct 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Watauga County Sanitation Department, 336 Landfill Rd., Boone, NC 28607
— 20 hours 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
— 20 hours away
Watauga Fall Operation Medicine CabinetSat Oct 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 21 hours 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
— 4 days 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
— 6 days 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
High Country Environmental Technology TourThu Nov 13, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM— 3 weeks away
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