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Connect NC - Public
Improvement Bond

On March 15, North Carolinians will vote on a bond referendum — the Connect NC bond — that has the potential to transform the state through critical investments in the university and community college systems, the National Guard, state parks, and water and sewer systems. Connect NC Video: Why Vote Yes to Invest

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Connect NC - Public
Improvement Bond

On March 15, North Carolinians will vote on a bond referendum — the Connect NC bond — that has the potential to transform the state through critical investments in the university and community college systems, the National Guard, state parks, and water and sewer systems. Connect NC Video: Why Vote Yes to Invest

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Small Fruit Plant
Sale - Time To Place Your Orders!

January 4th starts Extension’s Small Fruit Plant Sale and this year we are offering many exciting selections for the homeowner who wants to grow some fruits in his own backyard. This year we’re offering apples, peaches, figs, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, muscadines, blueberries, strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb along with a couple of exciting newcomers. First off we’re offering Pawpaw trees. The Pawpaw tree produces large tropical custard-like fruit that is oblong in shape and has a light green skin.  Pawpaw trees are native to North America and even grow wild in much of the eastern and Midwest areas of the United States. The Pawpaw has a very sweet taste which makes it an excellent choice for fresh eating. Our second newcomer this year is horseradish. Horseradish is a coarse, weedy looking herb that is harvested for its root. Horseradish has a hot and pungent flavor and has been prized for its medicinal and gastronomic qualities for centuries. Call our office at 828-764-9480 to place your order. Orders can be paid for at the time of pick up which is in mid-March. Orders of $100 or more will require a 25% deposit. Click here for a complete list of plants or to print out an order form.

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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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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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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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Blueberries, an Easy Crop for Burke

Everyone likes to grow things, whether they eat the end product or just enjoy its blooms in the garden.  But, there is nothing more thrilling than planting, growing, harvesting and then eating a MORE »

Growing Asparagus in Burke County

One of the earliest crops in the garden is asparagus. One of its greatest features is that it is a crop that comes back year after year, giving the gardener many harvests from MORE »

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March 15 is the date for North Carolina’s Presidential Primary this year.  Along with the long list of presidential candidates, there are other state and local races as well.  In addition, this year MORE »

Crepe Murder Revisited

The term ”crepe murder” has been around a few years now and is used to refer to the horrible pruning disasters that are the fate of many of our crepe myrtles. Improper pruning, MORE »

Backyard Fruit Workshop

It won’t be long before the new growing season will be upon us and if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to become a better gardener, then you are in luck! Extension’s MORE »

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Camp for Christmas

Do you need a gift idea for your child or grandchild that will impact their life in a big way? What about the gift of 4-H Summer Camp!  Burke County Cooperative Extension is MORE »

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Pruning WorkshopWed Feb 10, 2016 Today
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Rock Creek Farm Connelly Springs, NC
— 8 hours ago
Pesticide RecertificationTue Feb 16 - Tue Feb 16, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 days away
Growing Asparagus in Burke CountyTue Mar 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 3 weeks away
Cattlemen's Annual MeetingThu Mar 10, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 4 weeks away
Spring Lawn Care WorkshopSat Mar 12, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 month away
Pesticide Recertification Classes Tue Mar 22 - Tue Mar 22, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 1 month away
Building Raised Bed Gardens WorkshopThu Apr 7, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away
Grafting WorkshopSat Apr 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away
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