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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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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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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Nursery Weed Field Day Slated for September 7

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 »

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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 »

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EVENTS View All
Summer Fun - Cooks in the KitchenMon Aug 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 days away
Summer Fun - Teen CuisineMon Aug 1, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 days away
Summer Fun - Crawdad's BaseballWed Aug 3, 2016
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM— 5 days 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
2016 Tomato Field Day Tue Aug 16 - Tue Aug 16, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
74 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 3 weeks away
Nursery Weed Management Field DayWed Sep 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hawksridge Farms 4243 S. NC 127 Hwy, Hickory, NC
— 1 month away
Pesticide Recertification ClassesTue Sep 20 - Tue Sep 20, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away
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