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Pizza Adventure Week
- Local Foods for Local Kids

Monday – Thursday, July 6th – 9th, 9 am – 3 pm This day camp is for 6 – 10 year old's who are interested in learning more about where ingredients from pizza come from. We will start each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, then travel to farms, a dairy, and a cheese factory to collect ingredients for pizza that we will make on our last day. The fee is $60 for the week. Register at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St. 828-264-3061. or download the registration form here and medical release here. All forms must be filled out and signed and medical release form should be notarized.

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Pizza Adventure Week
- Local Foods for Local Kids

Monday – Thursday, July 6th – 9th, 9 am – 3 pm This day camp is for 6 – 10 year old's who are interested in learning more about where ingredients from pizza come from. We will start each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, then travel to farms, a dairy, and a cheese factory to collect ingredients for pizza that we will make on our last day. The fee is $60 for the week. Register at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St. 828-264-3061. or download the registration form here and medical release here. All forms must be filled out and signed and medical release form should be notarized.

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Annual Wool
Pool

The annual Wool Pool will be held on Wednesday, July 8, from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the Ag Conference Center in Boone. Wool bags are available for $5 each at the Watauga Extension office. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of the transporting the wool to Sparta to meet the truck. Please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 to let us know approximately how much wool you will be bringing so proper transportation can be arranged and to let us know if you will need wool bags for next year. Please remember that quality, properly-sorted wool will bring more. If you have hair sheep crosses, please do not place the fleece in the bags. It will bring down the quality of wool and may not be purchased at all.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Teen Cooking
Class

Open to 13-18 year old's Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day! Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, fish cookery, patty making, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more. Wow your friends and their palates! Monday thru Friday, July 20th – 24th, 9:30-1:00. Classes held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Class size limited! Register in advance by completing form and paying $90 to Watauga County North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Make check to Watauga NCCES) at 971 West King St. or download the registration form here and medical release here. All forms must be filled out and signed and medical release form should be notarized.

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Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, August 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering a hands-on canning class. We will learn how to safely can using a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. The class will be held at the Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607 Register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC.

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Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local KidsMon Jul 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 6 days away
Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local KidsTue Jul 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 1 week away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jul 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
Annual Wool PoolWed Jul 8, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Ag Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away
Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local KidsWed Jul 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 1 week away
Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local KidsThu Jul 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 1 week away
Teen Cooking ClassMon Jul 20, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
Teen Cooking ClassTue Jul 21, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
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