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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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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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Free Energy
Conservation Workshop

North Carolina Cooperative Extension E-Conservation Program Get a free energy kit, learn about ways to conserve energy, and apply for participation in our home energy efficiency upgrade program. Thanks to State Energy Office funding, workshop attendees can qualify to receive $700 in energy conservation upgrades for their home! September 30th 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Location: Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone NC 28607 Please pre-register at this LINK or by calling (828) 264-3061 http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/surveybuilder/form.cfm?testID=25364 You’ll learn about energy-efficient strategies that will: Reduce utility costs Improve the health and comfort of your home Lessen your overall impact on the environment Receive a free energy kit with a CFL light bulb and low-flow showerhead If your home does not exceed 2,200 square feet and was built prior to 2006, you qualify for the Home Assessment and Energy Retrofit Program valued at $800 ($100 paid by homeowner and $700 covered by a State Energy Office grant). This service retrofits your home with energy efficient measures such as air sealing, water heater insulation, new air filters and CFLs/LEDs. Learn more: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/?p=307710 

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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 will be available in October at the Cooperative Extension Office, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC. If you have questions, please contact us at 828-264-3061.

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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 »

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 »

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Free Energy Conservation WorkshopTue Sep 30, 2014 Today
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 4 hours away
Heirloom Apple TastingSun Oct 5, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 381 E. King Street, Boone, NC
— 5 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Oct 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
Watauga Fall Operation Medicine CabinetSat Oct 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 4 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
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