More Articles from Burke County Center


An Apple A Day…

Autumn is here, and everyone is talking about sweaters, scarves, boots, and pumpkin spice lattes.  However, there is one thing missing from this list, APPLES!  Nothing beats a crisp apple on a fall MORE »

New Master Gardener Class Coming Up

Fall is upon us and plans are in the making for the 2016 Master Gardener class that starts in mid-January. The Master Gardeners organization is an international volunteer group that was started to MORE »

The Great Pumpkin Search

With the coming of fall, many of us will go on a search for that perfect pumpkin. It could be used for autumn decoration, a jack-o-lantern or even pumpkin pie. Whatever you may MORE »

Fall is for Planting

Fall gardening can be a delight. It’s wonderful to be able to work outside without enduring miserable temperatures and hords of insects. Whether your interests are vegetables, flowers or shrubs the fall can MORE »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Jr. 4-H Beekeeper Program

While we humans choose the summer to relax and enjoy sunny days and lake vacations, it is not the case for all creatures. Summer is prime time for the honeybee, one of nature’s MORE »

4-H Summer Fun Openings

Burke County 4-H is still working hard to offer some exciting classes and trips for a SUMMER of FUN. On Wednesday, July 15th, Burke County 4-H will be hosting a pioneer day for MORE »