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Extension Master
Gardeners Community Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00am - 12:00noon The Burke County Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Community Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7th at the Burke County Agricultural Building.  They will have a wide variety of plants for sale just in time for spring planting.  There will also be a bake sale, yard sale items, tomato cages, and a silent auction.

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Extension Master
Gardeners Community Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00am - 12:00noon The Burke County Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Community Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7th at the Burke County Agricultural Building.  They will have a wide variety of plants for sale just in time for spring planting.  There will also be a bake sale, yard sale items, tomato cages, and a silent auction.

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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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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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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Don’t Stand for Sedentary

How much of the day do you spend sitting before 6pm? If you’re an average American, then it’s probably about 5 hours and 47 minutes. Today, with the growing popularity in fitness and MORE »

Plant Sale Is Almost Here

Get your garden beds ready and mark your calendars because it’s almost time for the Extension Master Gardeners Community Plant Sale. The sale will be at the Burke County Agricultural Building on May MORE »

Special Day for Paper Crafters!

Are you a scrapbooker or card maker? Would you like to spend a day with others who share your passion for this hobby? If so you’ll want to attend a day of paper-crafting MORE »

Voles – Not the Best Time for Control

Rarely a day goes by when a call doesn’t come in to the office about voles.  They’re tiny but destructive and any plant that you value is in danger.  Pine voles work from MORE »

Burke County 4-H Livestock Judging Team

On February 20, 2016, the new Burke County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed in their first contest, at the North Carolina Junior Hereford Association’s Judging Contest in Raleigh. Seniors Pate Pollard, and Burke MORE »

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The WEST Trotted East

March 5, 2016 Burke County 4-H’ers traveled to NCSU for State Horsebowl and Hippology Contest. Burke County 4-H had three teams to place at the West District competition in February forwarding them on MORE »

Replacement Heifer Selection and Development

Properly selecting replacement heifers can make or break a cattle producer. Every farm has different production scenarios and goals, so priorities can vary from farm to farm, however, here are some tips to MORE »

Gardening Workshops Planned

Spring is upon us and its time to get out in the garden and plant something. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes and no matter what the style of your garden, the MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Burke County 4-H Spring Scrapbook CropSat Apr 30, 2016 Today
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 hours away
Extension Master Gardeners Community Plant SaleSat May 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 week away
Pesticide Recertification ClassesTue Sep 20 - Tue Sep 20, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 months away
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