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4-H Super Summer
Workshops

Welcome to Watauga County 4-H Super Summer! These workshops are designed to offer fun and educational activities for youth ages 5 to 12 and introduce them to 4-H. Please complete a registration form and a notarized medical release form and return them with the registration fee to the Watauga County 4-H. For more information and description of each workshop, please see the brochure here Registration forms are available online at http://watauga4h.blogspot.com/p/summer-activities.html  or at our Cooperative Extension office and can be mailed or dropped off to: Watauga County 4-H 971 W. King St., Boone, NC 264-3061 Website: http://watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/ Notary services are available in our office!

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summer

4-H Super Summer
Workshops

Welcome to Watauga County 4-H Super Summer! These workshops are designed to offer fun and educational activities for youth ages 5 to 12 and introduce them to 4-H. Please complete a registration form and a notarized medical release form and return them with the registration fee to the Watauga County 4-H. For more information and description of each workshop, please see the brochure here Registration forms are available online at http://watauga4h.blogspot.com/p/summer-activities.html  or at our Cooperative Extension office and can be mailed or dropped off to: Watauga County 4-H 971 W. King St., Boone, NC 264-3061 Website: http://watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/ Notary services are available in our office!

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Mountain Greenery
Field Day and Annual Meeting

The Watauga County Christmas Tree Association and the Watauga County Cooperative Extension will hold the Mountain Greenery Field Day and Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 31 at the Ag Conference Center in Boone. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and include exhibits, a variety of educational topics, and the annual business meeting. One hour of pesticide credit has been requested through the NCDA Pesticide Division. The board of directors is proposing that the number of board members decrease from nine to seven. Members will have a chance to vote during the business meeting. Dinner will be catered by Bandana's, so please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 by Wednesday, July 30 to reserve your meal.

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Hands-On Canning
Class

On Saturday, August 23, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., 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. Class will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Space is limited, so register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC. 264-3061, Margie_mansure@ncsu.edu.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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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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 28, 2014 –  https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension 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 »

It’s Summertime!

It’s time for summer fun and for many youth, going to camp is a rite of passage.  The prospects of being away from parents bring feelings of excitement and nervousness.  While homesickness is MORE »

4-H Super Summer

4-H Super Summer is open for registration.  Join us for summer fun.  Workshops are designed for 5-12 year olds.  Check out the dates and topics here.A registration form can be downloaded from the MORE »

Extension Survey

In 2014, North Carolina Cooperative Extension celebrates 100 years of service, enhancing the lives, land and economy of North Carolina citizens.  As we do so, we need your help to illustrate our impact and identify ways 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 »

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EVENTS View All
Mountain Greenery Field Day and Annual MeetingThu Jul 31, 2014
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Aug 5, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
Hands-On Canning ClassSat Aug 23, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 4 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Sep 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Oct 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Nov 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 3 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Dec 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 4 months away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jan 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 5 months away
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