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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. You can get your canner gauge tested for FREE at our office on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Other days by appointment only.  Give our office a call at 828-764-9480

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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. You can get your canner gauge tested for FREE at our office on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Other days by appointment only.  Give our office a call at 828-764-9480

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4-H Summer Fun
2016

Burke County 4-H Summer Fun Summer is near and Burke County Cooperative Extension's 4-H program has some fun and educational workshops and trips planned.  Summer Fun is open to all youth ages 5-18 (5-year olds must have completed kindergarten).  Membership in 4-H is not required. Registration  will be held on May 26, 2016 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at The Burke County Agricultural Building.  Summer Fun Schedule Summer Fun Registration Form

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

July Newsletter

July Happenings Keep up with what’s happening at the Burke County Center. Workshops, Meetings, Staff Updates, and More! Click HERE to sign up for our monthly newsletter!

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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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Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 13 popular

Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Helping Picky Eater Appreciate the Food Process

Each new day, provides the opportunity for family mealtime! Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or supper, offering foods that are both nutritious and pleasing to your family is an important goal. Often younger MORE »

Powdery Mildew is Back in Burke

The all too familiar powdery mildew calls are starting to come in. People always start off by stating that their plants have a white to gray powder all over the leaves. Sometimes it MORE »

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Controlling Algae in Livestock Water Tanks

Livestock producers who water their animals in water tanks often battle with algae buildup during the summer months. Algae growth is just a nuisance and some algae are toxic. So what can producers MORE »

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Summer Annuals

Livestock producers can use summer annual forages to supplement cool season forages during the gap in summer production. Fescue and other cool season grasses shut down production during July and August, and leave MORE »

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Earwigs

Every caller starts the conversation off in the same way: “I have this horrible looking bug and it looks vicious and mean.  It has two pincers on the end of it’s body and MORE »

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 »

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Canner Gauge TestingThu Jul 28 - Thu Jul 28, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 22 hours away
Summer Fun - Cooks in the KitchenMon Aug 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 days away
Summer Fun - Teen CuisineMon Aug 1, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 days away
Summer Fun - The Muffin ManWed Aug 3, 2016
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 week away
Summer Fun - Crawdad's BaseballWed Aug 3, 2016
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 1 week away
Summer Fun - More Kid & Me TimeFri Aug 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 1 week away
Working Forest Summit 4Wed Aug 10, 2016
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025, USA
— 2 weeks away
Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
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