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Cooking Class

Summer 'Teen Cooking
Camp' Registration Open

Watauga's NC Cooperative Extension Center is now taking registrations for our summer Teen Cooking Camp. Camp runs from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29 from 9:30am to 1:00pm each day, and is open to 13-18 year olds. Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day!  Recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less featuring various ethnic styles, pizza making, fish cookery, sauce making, stir-frying, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more.  Wow your friends and their palates! Classes will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone.  Class size is limited!  Register in advance at the NC Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St, Boone.  Fee is $90 for the week.  Contact our office for more information: 828-264-3061 or email Margie_Mansure@nscu.edu.

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Cooking Class

Summer 'Teen Cooking
Camp' Registration Open

Watauga's NC Cooperative Extension Center is now taking registrations for our summer Teen Cooking Camp. Camp runs from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29 from 9:30am to 1:00pm each day, and is open to 13-18 year olds. Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day!  Recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less featuring various ethnic styles, pizza making, fish cookery, sauce making, stir-frying, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more.  Wow your friends and their palates! Classes will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone.  Class size is limited!  Register in advance at the NC Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St, Boone.  Fee is $90 for the week.  Contact our office for more information: 828-264-3061 or email Margie_Mansure@nscu.edu.

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Pizza making

'Pizza Adventure
Week' Summer Camp

Registration is now open for our local foods for local kids summer camp, Pizza Adventure Week! Camp runs Monday, July 11th through Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. This day camp is for 6 to 10 year olds.  Explore local sources of food as you collect ingredients for pizza.  Make pizza from scratch and enjoy other food fun.  See a cheese factory, milk a cow, visit other farms, and more!  We will start and end each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone.  The fee is $80 for the week and registration is limited.  Register at the NC Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St, Boone. For additional information or questions, contact the extension office at 828-264-3061, or email Margie_Mansure@ncsu.edu.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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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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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Freezing Weather: Information & Options

The recent and forecasted freeze and frost conditions will affect many of our fruit crops and also some early vegetable production already under way.  Unfortunately, options for saving most crops are limited, but MORE »

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2/8 & 2/22: Food Safety Class  

With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act in the United States, vegetable farmers and fruit growers are now required to take additional steps to protect the cleanliness and safety of their MORE »

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Fruit Plant Orders Being Taken

Many varieties will be offered that are very hard to find, including 12 heirloom apple varieties. These are the old time varieties that were an integral part of every farm but are no MORE »

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Master Gardener Course To Be Offered Spring 2016

Watauga County Cooperative Extension Service is excited to announce that it will be offering The Master Gardener Course this spring. Classes will be held each Thursday from 8:30-12:00 starting March 3rd and running MORE »

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Master Gardener ClassThu May 5, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 12 hours away
Master Gardener ClassThu May 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 1 week away
Container Gardening WorkshopTue May 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agricultural Conference Center
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassThu May 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 2 weeks away
Landscape Plants for the High CountryTue May 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, United States
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassThu May 26, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassThu Jun 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 4 weeks away
Watauga County Beekeepers MeetingWed Jun 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
— 1 month away
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