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Meeting About Load
Lots

Cleveland County Agriculture & Livestock Exchange  will hold a meeting about Load Lots on Tuesday, August 30th starting with meal at 6:00pm followed by the meeting at the sale barn at 7:00pm. Topics will include vaccination and other protocols to get on a load lot.  The advantages and disadvantages of load lots. Who should put their calves on load lots and the costs involved with load lots.

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Meeting About Load
Lots

Cleveland County Agriculture & Livestock Exchange  will hold a meeting about Load Lots on Tuesday, August 30th starting with meal at 6:00pm followed by the meeting at the sale barn at 7:00pm. Topics will include vaccination and other protocols to get on a load lot.  The advantages and disadvantages of load lots. Who should put their calves on load lots and the costs involved with load lots.

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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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August Newsletter

August 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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 week away
Fall Lawn Care Workshop Sat Sep 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Pesticide Recertification ClassesTue Sep 20 - Tue Sep 20, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Nursery Crop Field DayFri Sep 23, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Hard & Flossie Clark Family Park, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 4 weeks away
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