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The Trees Are Full Of Worms

We are fortunate to have plenty of large, beautiful trees here in Burke County. The rich, green of their leaves gives a fresh and vibrant look to our area. But not so much MORE »


Nickels for Know-How Referendum

The Burke County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Spring Williams-Byrd, Burke County Cooperative Extension Director, said 3 polling places have been established in the county and MORE »

4-H Summer Fun – Chefs In Training

At the beginning of August, 4-H and community youth participated in a weeklong cooking class at the Extension office. The class was a collaboration between 4-H and Family & Consumer Sciences and focused MORE »


Burke County 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

Nick Thompson, a Burke County 4-Her, attended the seventh annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Winston Salem, North Carolina August 12-13, 2016. North Carolina 4-H MORE »


69th Annual 4-H Electric Congress

The 69th annual 4-H Electric Congress was held July 12-15 in Asheville, NC. Burke County 4-Hers Pate Pollard, Nick Thompson, and Mackenzie Pritchard attended along with Agent, Nicki Steer. The delegation participated in MORE »


2016 Citizenship North Carolina Focus

A delegation of Burke County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Burke County delegation returned home from three days in which more than MORE »

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National Watermelon Day 2016 popular

August 3rd 2016 is National Watermelon Day and to celebrate properly, you will need to purchase the perfect watermelon. But if you’re like most of us, you agonize over the bin of watermelons MORE »

Nursery Weed Field Day Slated for September 7 popular

This event features on-site demonstrations and will focus on recent research from Dr. Joe Neal’s lab exploring the economics and efficacy of weed control strategies in container nurseries. Topics include herbicide efficacy and MORE »

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 »


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 »



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 »

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 »


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 »