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Intro to foraging: Mushrooms flyer

Intro to Foraging: Mushrooms

A beginners workshop on foraging safely for wild mushrooms. June 13, 2024 from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Burke County …

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Annual Small Fruit Plant Sale

It’s time for our Annual Small Fruit Plant Sale! During January and February a selection of fruit trees and …

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Cool Season Food Plot for Deer

Fall is a great time to begin scouting and planning for the upcoming hunting season. Many hunters plant food …

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National Farmers Market Week

August 6 – 12, 2023 This year marks the 24th annual celebration of National Farmers Market Week (NFMW) A week …

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Forest Landowner Workshop

FREE FOREST LANDOWNER WORKSHOP IN BURKE COUNTY TO BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 Non-profit EcoForesters is holding a free …

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Open Woodlands Webinar Series

Woodland Stewards Webinar Series Tuesdays – February 28th, March 7th, and March 14th 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Topics include: Creating Open Woodlands to …

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Introduction to Beekeeping 2023

The Burke County Beekeepers Association is holding the 2023 Bee School on February 11th & 18th from 8:00 – …

Asian Longhorned Tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

Ag Web Farm Journal Rhonda Brooks February 10, 2022 What kind of pest can move into a country and sweep across …

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Join the Extension Research Team

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center supports agricultural research on horticultural and other crops relevant to western NC …

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