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Fall 4-H Scrapbooking
Crop

Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Hosted by Burke County 4-H Foundation Click here for a printable registration form.

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Fall 4-H Scrapbooking
Crop

Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Hosted by Burke County 4-H Foundation Click here for a printable registration form.

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Pesticide Disposal
Day

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a Pesticide Disposal Day for Burke County on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Burke Agricultural Building, located at 130 Ammons Drive. Any lawn and garden chemical will be accepted but all chemicals must be in the original container and must be clearly labeled. Paints and other hazardous waste will not be accepted. There is no charge for this service and only chemicals in their original containers will be taken for disposal.

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Highly Pathogenic
Avian Influenza Regional Informational Meetings

Small Flock and Backyard Bird Owners. The Burke County Meeting will be held on September 11, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Click here for more information or to register.

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Burke County Farmers
Markets

Morganton Farmers Market 300 Beach Street Morganton, NC  28655 Saturdays from 8am - 12noon April 25 - October 24, 2015 Wednesday Mini-Market 111 North Green Street Morganton, NC  28655 Wednesdays from 2pm - 6pm May 6 - October 21, 2015 Hildebran Farmers Market Hildebran Town Hall Albert L. Parkhurst Municipal Complex 202 South Center Street Hildebran, NC  28637 Tuesdays from 8am - 1pm May - October Valdese Farmers Market Faet Street - Across from the Fire Department Valdese, NC  28690 Wednesdays from 9am - 12noon and Fridays from 2pm - 6pm May 15 - September 25, 2015

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Successful Gardener
Workshops

Extension’s Successful Gardener workshop series is ready to go and if you need some gardening encouragement, these workshops just might be the very thing you need to get your growing season off in the right direction. The topics are varied and there is sure to be something to catch the interest of all gardeners. Successful Gardener workshops are free but we ask that you call our office at 439-4460 to register so that we’ll know how many people to expect and to prepare for. If you have additional questions, give our office a call.

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4-H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress

A delegation from Burke County attended the 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 180 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties MORE »

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Time to Treat Peach Tree Borers

Calls frequently come in to the Extension office with callers asking about a jelly like substance seeping from their peach and plum trees and also their ornamental cherries and peach trees. Crabapple is MORE »

Managing Cattle In A Drought

Dry conditions and excessive temps have prevailed in Burke County and across the State this summer. Beef producers are looking for management techniques to cope with these conditions. The first step is to MORE »

Poultry Producer Alert – Avian Influenza

N.C. continues to prepare for possible avian influenza outbreak RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put in place to help North Carolina prepare for a possible introduction MORE »

Burke Resident Honored

Longtime Burke County resident, William C. (Bill) Parton was honored recently for his leadership in the advancement of agriculture in western NC when he was inducted in to the Western NC Agricultural Hall MORE »

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Too Many Cucumbers…..Make Pickles!

Cucumbers are plentiful either at the local farmer’s market or maybe growing in your back yard! Pickles are easy to make and can be made even without a lot of equipment. Cucumbers are MORE »

Preparing for the Canning Season

With gardens coming in and fruits and vegetables ready to harvest, what are you going to do with the multitude? You may be thinking about preserving your harvest for the first time—or dusting MORE »

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Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Fall is for PlantingThu Sep 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 week away
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Regional Informational MeetingFri Sep 11, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 week away
Pesticide Disposal Day Thu Sep 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide ExamMon Sep 21, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Pesticide Recertification ClassTue Sep 22, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Fall 4-H Scrapbook CropSat Oct 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 month away
Pesticide ExamMon Nov 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away
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