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Cooperative Extension
Poster Contest

Burke County Cooperative Extension is holding a poster contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of age categories! The purpose of the contest is to create a positive learning experience to celebrate Cooperative Extension’s 100th Anniversary and to further the understanding of agriculture’s impact on our daily lives. Contest deadline is August 22, 2014. Creativity and color are encouraged in student’s original artwork. Keep in mind that these posters will be potentially used for displays during the Burke County Fair, August 26-30, 2014. CONTEST RULES: Posters should measure between 18 and 24 inches high and 24 and 30 inches wide (no larger). Any weight of paper is permitted Use marker, crayons, watercolor, ink, acrylic, tempera paints or colored pencils. Please NO pastels, chalk or pencil drawings. Do not put your name or writing on the front of the poster. Entries must be flat (don’t fold, matt, roll, mount or laminate) The entry form must be securely attached to the back of the entry with tape. Click here for an entry form  

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Cooperative Extension
Poster Contest

Burke County Cooperative Extension is holding a poster contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of age categories! The purpose of the contest is to create a positive learning experience to celebrate Cooperative Extension’s 100th Anniversary and to further the understanding of agriculture’s impact on our daily lives. Contest deadline is August 22, 2014. Creativity and color are encouraged in student’s original artwork. Keep in mind that these posters will be potentially used for displays during the Burke County Fair, August 26-30, 2014. CONTEST RULES: Posters should measure between 18 and 24 inches high and 24 and 30 inches wide (no larger). Any weight of paper is permitted Use marker, crayons, watercolor, ink, acrylic, tempera paints or colored pencils. Please NO pastels, chalk or pencil drawings. Do not put your name or writing on the front of the poster. Entries must be flat (don’t fold, matt, roll, mount or laminate) The entry form must be securely attached to the back of the entry with tape. Click here for an entry form  

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Canner Gauge
Testing

If your canner has a pressure gauge, it should be tested for accuracy to ensure safe food processing.  Dial gauges on canners should be checked for accuracy and overall condition every year prior to the beginning of canning season. During the canning season, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center will test dial gauges (see picture below) against a master gauge, which will determine if your gauge is accurate. Dial gauge testing is a free service and will begin Wednesday, June 4th.  Appointments are requested by calling 828-439-4460 or e-mail eleanor_summers@ncsu.edu

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Centennial Coloring
Contest

What's Your Favorite Thing at the Fair? North Carolina Cooperative Extension Centennial Coloring Contest Drexel Community Fair    August 11-16, 2014 The coloring contest entries will be due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 7, 2014.  Coloring sheets are available at the fair office or the Cooperative Extension Office.  Contest is open to youth ages 5-11 years old.  Premiums will be awarded for each age division. Mail or bring entries to the Extension Office at: NCCE Coloring Contest 130 Ammons Drive, Suite 2 Morganton, NC  28655 Click here for coloring sheet Click here for contest entry form

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Summer Fun 2014

Burke County 4-H Summer Fun 2014 Registration Begins: Date:     May 29, 2014 Time:     5:00 - 6:30 pm Place:    Burke County Agricultural Building 130 Ammons Drive Morganton, NC  28655 Phone:  828-439-4460 Summer Fun Schedule - Click Here

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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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Blossom End Rot, A Fixable Tomato Problem popular

Blossom end rot is a common problem of gardeners everywhere. It can be identified by dry brown or black spots or depressions at the blossom end of the tomato. It can enlarge as MORE »

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Green Beans MUST be Canned with a Pressure Canner popular

The process for canning green beans has often been controversial as many still remember old-fashioned practices learned from family and friends. Safely canning green beans requires using a tested and reliable method. Pressure MORE »

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Forage Sampling

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have no idea what you are feeding your livestock. Profitable livestock production is dependent on MORE »

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Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease has been identified in the south since the 1940s and although it is a killer of wild and cultivated roses, it has been relatively benign in its damaging effects until MORE »

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Tough Beans Perplex Gardeners

Each summer I get a few calls from area gardeners with complaints about tough green beans. Most folks around Burke County grow one of the half-runner type green beans. These beans have been MORE »

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Tomatoes or Walnuts?

It’s a tough choice to have to make.  As southerners, we hold our tomato plants in high esteem and go to great lengths to have the biggest and best plants around.  But, then MORE »

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Heat and Humidity

Livestock producers can help their animals endure the stress from heat and humidity in a variety of ways. To reduce livestock heat stress in hot humid conditions, it is important to provide plenty MORE »

Dealing With Pinkeye In Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today.  There are three different types of pinkeye. The first is a vitamin A deficiency MORE »

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Living Healthy With DiabetesTue Jul 29, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— Tomorrow
Burke County Extension CelebrationTue Jul 29, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Burke County Extension Office
— Tomorrow
Living Healthy With DiabetesTue Aug 5, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Living Healthy With DiabetesTue Aug 12, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide Recertification ClassTue Sep 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Pesticide Recertification ClassTue Sep 23, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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