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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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Don't forget to bring
your items to enter in the fair!!

We have some talented artist in 4-H!! Do you have interesting arts and crafts you have made in 4-H, school or at home?  We will accept entries from 9 am - 9 pm on Tuesday, September 16th.  If you need a fair book, please stop by the Extension Office.

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Macon County Fair
Invites Youth & Adults to Enter Fair Items

The 61st annual Macon County Fair will take place September 17-20 in Franklin. The theme for 2014 is “Legacy of Yesterday…Promise of Tomorrow. Attention Youth and Adults of Macon County. The Macon County Fair Board and Macon County Cooperative Extension would like to invite you to enter your items into the fair on Tuesday, September 16, from 9 AM to 9 PM. We are looking for art work, garden vegetables, flowers, canning, baking, photography, sewing, flowers, and other projects you might have.

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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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Growing Christmas Trees popular

The real Christmas tree that you may have in your home this year took many years to grow.  North Carolina has about 1,600 growers producing an estimated 50 million Fraser Fir Christmas trees MORE »

Christmas Poinsettia Care popular

Whether red, white or pink, poinsettias are the flower of choice for the Christmas holidays. If maintained properly, the cheerful foliage will last for weeks. These potted plants can also be planted in MORE »

2015 Master Gardner Program popular

The Macon County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension Service is now accepting applications for participation in the ‘Master Gardener Program’. Master Gardeners receive over 40 hours of training in subjects including fruits, MORE »

4-H Christmas Wreaths

Annual 4-H Christmas Wreath Fundraiser has begun.  If you would like to order a wreath or spray for the 2014 Christmas Season, please fill out the order form below and return it to MORE »

Holiday Tree Care

To keep your Christmas tree as lovely and fresh as it was the day you bought it, you need to follow a few simple but important steps. As soon as you get your MORE »

Alternative Holiday Plants

The mention of holidays and flowers prompts most of us to think of poinsettias. Our holiday customs have become so entrenched with the use of red poinsettias that several other, well-deserving flowering plants MORE »

It’s Wreath Making Time

We will be making wreaths from November 10th through December 3rd.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help. Youth ages 9 and up and parents, please plan MORE »

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NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 1 month away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 6 months away
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