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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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Heirloom Apple
Tasting

With Local Beer, Goat Cheese, Bread, and Heirloom Apples Sunday October 5, 3:00 – 5:00 PM Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Boone Join local apple growers, Bill Moretz and Ron Joyner as they share knowledge and harvest of old apple varieties for tasting. An incredible diversity of apples is part of the heritage of the Appalachian region. Now, many of us are familiar with less than 10 varieties offered in grocery stores. For the tasting, the history and subtleties of each variety will be discussed in detail. Products from Stick Boy Bread Company, Heritage Homestead Dairy, Blowing Rock Ale House and other libations will be available to sample. A donation of $15 per person or $25 per couple is requested to benefit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. More information and purchase tickets at http://www.brwia.org/apple-tasting.html Sponsors include NC Cooperative Extension, Moretz Mountain Orchard, Big Horse Creek Farm, Heritage Homestead Dairy, Blowing Rock Ale House, and Stick Boy Bread Co.

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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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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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Watauga Fall
Operation Medicine Cabinet

Mark your calendars for October 25th from 10am - 2pm at all Watauga Food Lion Grocery Stores and Foscoe Fire Department for this years Operation Medicine Cabinet! Don't forget to clean out all your medicine cabinets and bring your unused and expired medications to be disposed of properly!  We can continue making a difference in protecting our kids and rivers! For More information please check out our website at http://drugtakebackday.com/

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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 »

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 »

Where is your Teen?

While adolescence is a time of growing autonomy for teens, they still need their parents.  Parents may be challenged to find the right balance of connection and involvement and control and/or appropriate loosening MORE »

Household water well owners encouraged to use help hotline

Household well owners with questions about their water well system, water quality, or well construction can contact an information hotline operated by the National Ground Water Association at 855-420-9355 (855-H20-WELL). The hotline is part of MORE »

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Heirloom Apple TastingSun Oct 5, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 381 E. King Street, Boone, NC
— 4 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Oct 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 6 days away
Watauga Fall Operation Medicine CabinetSat Oct 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Nov 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month 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
— 1 month away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Dec 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 months 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
— 2 months 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
— 3 months away
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