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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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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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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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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2015 Master Gardener
Program

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, shade trees, ornamentals, lawn care, and vegetable culture. After successfully completing the training and returning 42 hours in volunteer service you will be certified as a Master Gardener. Classes begin in February. For an application and more information on the program, call the Extension office at 349-2046.

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Transplanting Native Plants popular

Many homeowners who transplant native plants from the woods are often disappointed because the plants die. There are steps you can take to increase the survival rate of these native transplants. For success MORE »

Coldframes popular

In the winter, a coldframe offers protection to less hardy plants and newly started perennials. It is an ideal location for overwintering hardy bonsai. It simplifies the storage of bulbs and plants for MORE »

Elections for Club Officers

January is the month for elections in our 4-H clubs.  Cloverbud clubs do not have officers, but most of our clubs have a President, Vice-President, Secretary and two 4-H County Council Members.  If MORE »

Growing Christmas Trees

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

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

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 »

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Shooting SportsTue Jan 27, 2015 Today
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM— 6 hours ago
NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 2 days away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 5 months away
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