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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Macon County 4-H
Summer Relief

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 in person or by mail, with payment, is required for all Summer Relief activities.  No registration by phone.  Activities are listed below in the News section of our webpage.

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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

It's Time for
Lambs

4-H Market Lamb Club will have an orientation toward the end of May and receive lambs sometime in June.  Please call 349-2046 and put your name on the Orientation List if you would like to participate this summer.  We will call you and let you know what evening our Orientation Night will be and be happy to give you more information as our summer gets closer.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Macon County 4-H Summer Relief 2014

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 »

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Macon County will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture. All homeowners, gardeners, farmers or others can dispose of their unwanted pesticides free MORE »

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 »

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 »

Fruit Tree Selection

Now is a good time of year to be thinking about what types of fruit you may want to add to your garden this spring.  In Western NC, we are limited in what MORE »

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