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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 »

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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 »

Replacement Heifer Selection and Development

Properly selecting replacement heifers can make or break a cattle producer. Every farm has different production scenarios and goals, so priorities can vary from farm to farm, however, here are some tips to MORE »

Gardening Workshops Planned

Spring is upon us and its time to get out in the garden and plant something. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes and no matter what the style of your garden, the MORE »

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Burke County 4-H Achievement Night 2016

On February 2, 2016, Burke County 4-H held an Achievement Night recognizing 4-H’ers, Leader’s and Clubs for their outstanding work during the 2015 year. We were honored to have in attendance almost 100 MORE »

The Approach of Spring

Spring is on its way, I’m sure of it! We’re not there quite yet but each day brings us closer. Lawns are starting to take on a tinge of green and folks just MORE »

Equine Knowledge = Horse Sense

On Saturday February 13, 2016, Burke County 4-H traveled to the Mills River Research Center to compete in the 4-H West District Horse bowl competition. Burke County was proudly represented by 4 teams MORE »

Treat Weed Now – Don’t Delay!

February 19, 2016 With the warm weather that is predicted for the weekend, don’t miss this opportunity to treat for winter annual weeds that are up and growing now. The temperature must be MORE »

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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Connect NC – Public Improvement Bond

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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An Apple A Day…

Autumn is here, and everyone is talking about sweaters, scarves, boots, and pumpkin spice lattes.  However, there is one thing missing from this list, APPLES!  Nothing beats a crisp apple on a fall MORE »