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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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100 HUGS

Burke County Cooperative Extension is collecting 100 HUGS to celebrate our Centennial. H = Hats & Hair Products U = Undergarments & Umbrellas G = Gloves & Groceries S = Scarves & Socks Items can be dropped off at the Burke County Agricultural Building from now through December 18, 2014. All items will benefit Burke Mission Station, Options of Burke County and Burke United Christian Ministries.

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Become an Extension
Master Gardener in 2015

There is nothing more satisfying than to be successful at growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. Knowledge is the key to this success, and there is a great source of knowledge right here in Burke County. Unlock the key to your gardening success with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener program. This is a weekly class starting in mid-January and running for 13 weeks. The class fee is $100 and includes a large reference notebook. Classes meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 - 12:00 and provide training on all aspects of gardening. Master Gardeners become volunteers for Extension horticulture programs in return for a good basic education in horticulture. Forty hours of volunteer time must be given back to Extension during the year. These hours can be earned in many ways. The individual strengths of the Master Gardeners are used in all sorts of projects. Call or come by our office for an application. The deadline for applications for the 2015 class is December 19, 2014. Class size is limited. For more information about the Extension Master Gardener program click here. 

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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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WinterScraptacular

Winter Scraptacular

Scrapbooking Crop Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 am - 7:00 pm $35.00 includes all day cropping, your own table space, goody bag, door prized and access to Cricut and Sizzix. Register by December 2, 2014 - See registration information below Click here to download the registration form.

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Comment Now on FDA’s New Food Safety Rules popular

From the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA): In September 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released several reproposed sections of food safety regulations originally proposed in January 2013: Standards for produce production (Produce Rule) MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

100 HUGS

Help Burke County Cooperative Extension collect 100 HUGS!  Part of our mission is to improve the lives, land, and economy of the citizens we serve. One of the ways we can do this MORE »

A Day of Fun for a Good Cause

As 2014 comes to a close, there’s one more good cause that needs your attention. Burke County 4-H is hosting a fundraiser to help with expenses for summer camp and other activities for MORE »

4-H Horse Program Succeeds in 2014

In 2014, more than 35 youth have participated in the Burke County 4-H Horse Program.  The 4-H Horse Program teaches youth about equine science through activities like horse shows, horse judging, summer day MORE »

Fall Pruning popular

Fall is here and for some reason people love to prune in the fall.  Let’s talk about that!  Fall is not a great time prune.  Pruning encourages new growth and new tender growth MORE »

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Fall Planting for Spring Flowers

Fall bulbs are available in all the garden centers at this time of year. Of course, these bulbs must be planted now in order to bloom in the spring. Spring flowering bulbs must MORE »

Stockpiling Forages for Fall and Winter Pasture

Livestock producers can take advantage of late summer and early fall growing conditions to obtain high quality pasture for late fall and early winter grazing. This practice is called stockpiling. The best grasses MORE »

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National Paper Clover Campaign

Morganton, NC – National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the fall 2014         4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the fifth year of collaboration MORE »

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Winter ScraptacularTue Dec 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 4 days away
Burke County Beekeepers Tue Dec 9, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 weeks away
Burke County Beekeepers Thu Dec 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide ExamWed Dec 17, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Burke County 4-H Lego Club Thu Dec 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 7 months away
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