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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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BEEKEEPING SCHOOL

Are you interested in learning about honey bees?  Do you think you would like to become a beekeeper? In either case, you are invited to attend the Macon County Beekeepers annual Beginning Beekeeping school. For more information and to register, please call:  Janet Hill - 369-9819

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Chickens 101 for
Youth

The Macon County Poultry Club and Macon County 4-H are sponsoring "Chickens 101 for Youth", Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 PM at the Agricultural Services Center.  Youth aged 5-18, interested in learning more about chickens are invited to attend.   Registration and a $5.00 fee is required.  Contact the Extension Office at 349-2046 for more information.

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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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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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EPICS Accepting Applications

EPICS 4-H Youth Council is accepting applications during March and early April.  EPICS is a group of youth focused on bettering our community through positive leadership, youth empowerment and civic enguagement.  This group MORE »

Shooting Sports Volunteer Training in March

Parents and Community members – volunteers training is coming up on March 28th – 30th for those interested in volunteering with Shooting Sports.  If you are interested in attending training or volunteering with MORE »

New 4-H Dog Club Forming

Call all dog enthusiasts, we have a new 4-H club forming.  Long time dog trainer and 4-H leader, Linda Kocur will lead a new 4-H dog club for Macon County.  Our organizational meeting MORE »

Horse Project Enrollment Forms are Due

4-H Horse project participants – if you plan to participate in the 4-H Horse Program on the District or State level you must fill out an Enrollment Form and get an Eligibility Card.  MORE »

Discovering Electricity

March 13, 3:30 – 5:30 This hands-on workshop is for ages 9-18.  We will explore electric circuits and make a fun project.  Our great team of 4-H teen leaders and volunteers have a MORE »

4-H ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT

Come Celebrate 4-H and your 4-H achievements for the past year on Monday, March 17, 6:00 pm.  This night is focused on applauding our accomplishments, thanking our volunteers and celebrating 4-H.  Plese come MORE »

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State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging ContestSat Apr 26 - Sat Apr 26, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 days away
HoofprintsSat Apr 26, 2014
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM— 2 days away
Chess ClubMon Apr 28, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM— 4 days away
Macon 4-H Sharp ShootersTue Apr 29, 2014
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM— 5 days away
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