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Burke County 4-H
Summer Fun 2015

Summer Fun registration will begin on May 28th from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, as spaces are limited. 4-H Summer Fun is open to all youth ages 5 to 18 (5-year olds must have completed kindergarten). A one-time registration fee of $10.00 is charged per participant and T-shirt is included. Checks should be made payable to Burke County 4-H. NO registrations will be made over the telephone, but we will be happy to answer any questions you have. After May 28th Registration must be completed in person Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm until classes are filled. Contact the 4-H office for more information 828-439-4460. Summer Fun Schedule 2015 Summer Fun Registration Form 2015

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Burke County 4-H
Summer Fun 2015

Summer Fun registration will begin on May 28th from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, as spaces are limited. 4-H Summer Fun is open to all youth ages 5 to 18 (5-year olds must have completed kindergarten). A one-time registration fee of $10.00 is charged per participant and T-shirt is included. Checks should be made payable to Burke County 4-H. NO registrations will be made over the telephone, but we will be happy to answer any questions you have. After May 28th Registration must be completed in person Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm until classes are filled. Contact the 4-H office for more information 828-439-4460. Summer Fun Schedule 2015 Summer Fun Registration Form 2015

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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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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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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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Guard Against Squash Vine Borers Now

The second generation of adult squash vine borers are now active, and are searching for squash plants to attack. These wasp-like insects lay eggs in the soil close to squash plants. The eggs MORE »

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Some Crops Like It Hot … Some Don’t

As the summer progresses it is about time to start harvesting fresh tomatoes from the garden. In the south, it can be considered one of the highlights of the year. There are numerous MORE »

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Not All Bees Are Bad Bees

Not all bees live in hives like honeybees. In fact , of all the bee species, over 90% are solitary bees. Female solitary bees prepare their own nest in the ground, in cracks MORE »

Strawberry farmer interview

Views from the Field

The video series “Views from the Field” interviews three different strawberry growers in North Carolina who have experience using soil management practices like crop rotation, cover crops and compost to improve soil health.  MORE » – from   Strawberry Growers Information

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Meet the Tomato Bug! popular

I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Blame Weather Not Dog For Unsightly Mold

Get ready gardeners. It’s early for the disgusting but harmless slime mold to rear its ugly head in Burke County landscapes but it is here. Slime mold (Fuligo septicai) is a fungus that MORE »

Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs mainly when cows are in transition from winter rations to grazing lush new growth MORE »

A New Crop of Extension Master Gardeners

You can always tell when the new growing season starts because that’s when our new crop of Extension Master Gardeners graduate and start using their newly acquired gardening knowledge. Extension Master Gardeners is MORE »

Prune With Caution

Pruning of landscape plants should be done to enhance the beauty of the plant, to get rid of ice-damaged branches or to keep the plant at a manageable size. Different plants need to MORE »

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Fall Lawn Care WorkshopSat Aug 15, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 month away
Fall Lawn Care Workshop Sat Aug 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
3851 Kathy Road, Morganton, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Fall is for PlantingThu Sep 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away
Pesticide Recertification ClassTue Sep 22, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 months away
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