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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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Deer Butchering and
Processing Workshop

On Saturday, December 6th from 9:30 until 1, Extension Agents Eddy Labus and Margie Mansure will explore ways to process and preserve your hunting season bounty. Demonstrations include sausage making, canning venison, jerky making, and cutting up a deer. Cost of the workshop is $15 (or $25 per couple) and must be paid in advance at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St., Boone. (828)264-3061. Workshop will be held at Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone.

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2014 Directory of
Watauga County Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms

Watauga County is home to nearly 100 family-operated tree farms and while fall has just arrived, it's never too early to start thinking about where to buy the Perfect Christmas tree! Many farms, including wholesale and Choose and Cut, can be contacted directly through the website here. For those of you who enjoy coming to the mountains, consider the family-oriented tradition of Choose and Cut, where you can hand pick the tree of your choice and meet the growers who had tended the tree since it was planted in the field. Choose and Cut farms offer a variety of activities, including hayrides, petting zoos, Christmas shops, and even sledding! Looking for more than just a tree? Choose and Cut farms offer wreaths, roping, and tabletop trees to suit your needs. Many farms also partner with area hotels and B & Bs to offer package deals, so be sure to check out what each farm offers at www.wataugachristmastrees.org. Also visit www.ExploreBooneArea.com and www.highcountryhost.com to plan shopping and outdoor activities while you're in the High Country. Click here to see the full list of 2014 Choose and Cut farms!

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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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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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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 »

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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Watauga County BeekeepersTue Dec 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
Winter-Season Farmer's Market Sat Dec 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Deer Butchering and Processing WorkshopSat Dec 6, 2014
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks 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
— 1 month away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jan 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Feb 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 months away
Winter-Season Farmer's MarketSat Feb 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Mar 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 3 months away
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