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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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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

May Newsletter

May 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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Egg

May Is National Egg
Month

Avoiding bacon and eggs for your cholesterol? Just skip the bacon! When it comes to nutritional reputation, eggs sometimes get the raw end of the deal. Because of the high cholesterol content of the yolk, this versatile dietary powerhouse is frequently scrutinized for being associated with heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. Many people have resorted to just eating the whites or skipping eggs altogether.  However, studies show that it’s time to reconsider! If you are concerned about your blood cholesterol levels, you should consider watching your waistline, limiting saturated fats and eliminating trans fats instead of sources of dietary cholesterol. The egg is also a great source of so many other valuable nutrients making them great for your bones, teeth, skin, and eyes. Along with anemia-preventing iron and eye-healthy Vitamin A, eggs are a great source of protein, making for an excellent, filling addition to your breakfast. Keep in mind, half of the protein is in the yolk, so don’t skip out! Although once thought to increase risk of heart disease, it is now evident that eggs contain about 50% of your daily recommendation of vitamin B12 which actually prevents heart disease. With 195 mg of cholesterol, only 1.5 grams of saturated fat, no trans fat, and only 70 calories, the whole egg is an excellent part of a balanced diet. Keep in mind that according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, dietary cholesterol is no longer a nutrient of concern for overconsumption, and unless recommended otherwise by your doctor, it is perfectly fine for healthy adults to enjoy an egg, yolk and all, everyday. For a quick and easy egg breakfast, crack an egg in a microwave safe mug and add your favorite omelet fillers (try some fresh veggies and lean meat instead of cheese and high fat breakfast meats). Microwave for 30 seconds. Let stand 10 seconds. Microwave for another 30 seconds or until egg is set. For more information on the egg nutrition, food safety, cooking techniques, and egg recipes, please visit http://go.ncsu.edu/eggs. Emily Riddle Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences

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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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Butterflies in Your Backyard

New and Improved and even better than before, “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free on-line, both as a pdf and, for easy MORE » – from   Gardening

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 »

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 »

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Pesticide Recertification ClassesTue Sep 20 - Tue Sep 20, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 4 months away
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