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Cooperative Extension
Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for research based educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. These programs draw on research-based knowledge from the state’s land-grant universities -- N.C. State University and N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University – to provide education to citizens. In Macon County, Cooperative Extension will celebrate the centennial with an open house for all our friends, volunteers and supporters on May 1 from 3 to 7 pm. Centennial Celebration Invitation

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Cooperative Extension
Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for research based educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. These programs draw on research-based knowledge from the state’s land-grant universities -- N.C. State University and N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University – to provide education to citizens. In Macon County, Cooperative Extension will celebrate the centennial with an open house for all our friends, volunteers and supporters on May 1 from 3 to 7 pm. Centennial Celebration Invitation

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Local Foods

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an enthusiastic supporter of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ (CEFS) initiative to build the state’s local food economy, from farm to fork. Cooperative Extension is the face of Macon County's local foods initiative, helping to promote North Carolina’s 10% Campaign and to guide efforts to develop a local food economy. The Macon County Center Local Foods contact is Sherrie Peeler. To get more information or to sign up for the 10% Local Foods Campaign click the link below. http://www.nc10percent.com

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2015 4-H Market Lamb
Program

The Macon County 4-H Market Lamb Club will start their summer activities again on May 7th 6:00 at the Extension Office with an Orientation Night.. If you are between the ages of 5-18 and would like to raise and show a 4-H Market Lamb this summer please contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 349-2046 to sign up. Join us to learn all about this fun and educational experience.

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Junior Gardeners
Club

What is one of the best parts of summer? FRESH VEGETABLES! Come learn how to raise a garden, all about soil fertility, plant care and how to grow your own food. What: Participants will build a small garden planter to take home and tend throughout the summer.  We will meet once per month to talk about how to make our garden grow. When: First meeting and building the garden bed on Saturday May 9th at 2:00pm Where: Cooperative Extension parking lot Other items to know: part of this project will be to record what you did in your garden and to prepare a project record book. If you need help transporting your garden bed home, please let us know.  Please call and sign up to build a gardening box by May 7th.

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Macon County 2015 4-H
Summer Relief

It's time for 4-H Summer Fun!  Macon County 4-H is advertising Summer activities!  Find the 4-H Summer Relief article below, look through the available classes being offered.  Bring the attached registration form to the Macon County Cooperative Extension Office, pay for your classes and make sure you have a completed 2015 4-H Enrollment Form and enjoy our 2015 Summer Fun!!!

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Propagating Herbs

Herbs are easy to grow. Once established, they are virtually insect and disease free and have aromatic and culinary uses throughout the year. However, even among the most popular herbs, there are problems MORE »

Get Out the Thermometer At Garden Planting Time

Few gardeners check the soil temperature before planting, yet it’s probably the most important factor affecting seed germination and plant growth. Soil temperatures at which vegetable seeds will grow include the minimum, optimum MORE »

Prune Azaleas Right after Flowering

The best time to prune, or cut back, azaleas is right after the flowers fall off. There are two important reasons to prune at this time. The first is to allow new growth MORE »

Pesticide License Exam

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in cooperation with NCDA & CS will hold a pesticide licensing exam in Macon County on Wednesday, June 10. The exam will be held at the Macon County Cooperative MORE »

Two Summer Clubs Forming

Junior Gardeners Club What is one of the best parts of summer? FRESH VEGETABLES! Come learn how to raise a garden, all about soil fertility, plant care and how to grow your own MORE »

Macon County 4-H Summer Relief 2015

Come join us for our summer activities. Get ready for fun, sun, and great adventure with Macon County 4-H this summer.  We have a variety of activities to keep your summer hoppin’.  Pre-registration MORE »

Amazing Grazing

“Amazing Grazing” is the title of NC State university’s pasture-based livestock education program.  Please join NC Cooperative Extension this Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 am til 2:00 pm at 1469 Sugarfork Road for MORE »

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Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 3 weeks away
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