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Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Center 5 days away
Description:

Ginseng Workshops at Watauga Cooperative Extension in September

If you own mature forestland (or a nice wooded backyard) with good soil and drainage, ginseng may be a viable way to produce income from your underutilized woods.

Ginseng is a tricky plant to grow successfully and takes between 7-10 years to reach a size favored by the Asian markets to which it is exported. The market for ginseng has averaged over $750 per dried pound over the last few years.

In September, Cooperative Extension will be hosting two workshops on wild-simulated ginseng production

Workshop Dates:
September 20 @ 4pm-6pm 20 participants max
September 27 @ 4pm-6pm 20 participants max

Topics will include:
• Site selection, soil fertility requirements, & companion plants for ginseng
• Site preparation
• Planting methods
• Production issues—(pest mitigation & poaching issues)
• The market for ginseng

To register, call or email the Watauga Extension Office or Dr. Jim Hamilton at the Watauga County Cooperative Extension at 264-3061 or at jim_hamilton@ncsu.edu. Space is limited.

Cost to attend the workshop is $75. Participants will receive a starter kit of 1/4 pound of stratified ginseng seed. The first 20 registrants will also receive a copy of “Growing & Marketing Ginseng and Other Woodland Medicinals.” Please call or come by the Watauga County Extension Office to register for workshop sessions. Checks may be made out to Watauga County CES.

Additional seed is available upon request.

This workshop series is made possible through a grant from the NC A&T State University Innovation Grant Program.

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Sep 27 Thu
Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Center 1 week away
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Oct 2 Tue
Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Center 2 weeks away
Description: The Watauga office of the NC Cooperative Extension will offer a deer butchering and processing workshop on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 9:30am until 1:00pm.

Extension Agents Eddy Labus and Margie Mansure will explore ways to process and preserve your hunting-season bounty. Demonstrations include sausage making, canning venison, jerky making, and cutting up a deer. The cost of the workshop is $15 (or $25 per couple) and must be paid in advance at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St., Boone.  Payment can be made in cash or check made payable to Watauga CES.  The workshop will be held at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Road in Boone.

Please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 to sign up, or email Eddy_Labus@ncsu.edu or Margie_Mansure@ncsu.edu with questions.
Oct 6 Sat
Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Center 3 weeks away
Description: Updated: Ginseng Workshop at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center in October.

If you own mature forestland (or a nice wooded backyard) with good soil and drainage, ginseng may be a viable way to add value to your underutilized woods. Ginseng is a tricky plant to grow successfully and takes between 7-10 years to reach a size favored by the Asian markets to which it is exported. The market for ginseng has averaged over $750 per dried pound over the last few years.

In October, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center will be hosting one additional workshop on wild-simulated ginseng production

Wed, October 10, 2018, from 5 – 7 p.m.

Topics will include:
• Site selection, soil fertility requirements, & companion plants for ginseng
• Site preparation
• Planting methods
• Production issues—(pest mitigation & poaching issues)
• The market for ginseng

To register, call or email the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center or contact Dr. Jim Hamilton at 264-3061 or jim_hamilton@ncsu.edu. Space is limited.

Cost to attend the workshop is $75. Participants will receive a starter kit of 1/4 pound of stratified ginseng seed. Please call or come by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center to register for workshop sessions. Checks may be made out to Watauga County CES.

Additional seed is available upon request.
Oct 10 Wed
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Nov 7 Wed
Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Center 3 months away
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Jan 1 2019