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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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Watauga Fall
Operation Medicine Cabinet

SAVING OUR KIDS AND RIVERS FROM DRUGS: OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET HOPES TO BUILD ON PREVIOUS SUCCESS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY, October 25, 2014. Watauga County, NC- Do you have outdated or unused prescription drugs, over the counter medications, syringes or other medical supplies? Come drop them off at the sponsored take-back centers on three different days this October. Any prescription or over the counter drugs will be accepted, no questions asked. Across Watauga county medicine will be collected on Saturday October 25, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, in conjunction with Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day. Take-back locations will be available at the Foscoe Fire Department, and the three Food Lion stores in Watauga County: the Highway 321 store in Boone, the Highway 421 Deep Gap store, and the Blowing Rock store.  Appalachian State University will be holding a collection day on Monday, October 22 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Plemmons Student Union. This is the fifth year Watauga County has provided medicine take back days, and each year has been an overwhelming success due to the Watauga County Community! Sheriff Hagaman appreciates all the people in the High Country who have participated in disposing of their medicines properly, and all the volunteers who have helped. For example, Dick and Joan Hearn and have been at every collection to help guide folks and provide information to residents. “We believe in the cause”, said Dick Hearn, “especially keeping meds out of the kids hands. We are a part of the Guardian ad-Litem and we have seen abuse first hand and what it can do to families and youth.” Hearn stated, “this project is really important to keep medicine out of the wrong hands and let’s not forget about the fish in the river too! Its important to keep your medicine out of the water supply by not flushing your over the counter or prescriptions down the toilet.” If you can’t make it out on October 25th to Operation Medicine Cabinet, there are now two new drop off sites available in Watauga County – the lobbies of the Watauga County Sheriffs Office and the Boone Police Department. These drop off sites are sponsored by “Project Lazarus”, a community-based overdose prevention and opioid safety with Community Care of North Carolina.   For more information please contact the Watauga County Cooperative Extension at 828-264-3061. Saturday, October 25th is also the Watauga County Household Hazardous Waste Day from 9am – 2pm at 336 Landfill Rd. in Boone.   Items such as paint, household batteries and cleaners, pesticides and more will be accepted. For more information please contact the Sanitation Department at 264-5305. To find out more about the event click to DrugTakeBackDay.com.

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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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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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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 Today
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Watauga County Sanitation Department, 336 Landfill Rd., Boone, NC 28607
— 5 hours away
Whole Hog Home Butchery ClassSat Oct 25, 2014 Today
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 5 hours away
Watauga Fall Operation Medicine CabinetSat Oct 25, 2014 Today
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 6 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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