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Home Vegetable
Gardening Class

NC Cooperative Extension in Macon County will be holding a class on “Vegetable Gardening”. The class will be Thursday, April 9 at the Cooperative Extension Center starting at 1 pm. Topics will include selecting garden sites, soil testing and fertilizer, spacing between plants and rows, varieties, disease and insects, weed control, and when to harvest. There is no cost but pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information contact Macon County Cooperative Extension at 349-2046.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Home Vegetable
Gardening Class

NC Cooperative Extension in Macon County will be holding a class on “Vegetable Gardening”. The class will be Thursday, April 9 at the Cooperative Extension Center starting at 1 pm. Topics will include selecting garden sites, soil testing and fertilizer, spacing between plants and rows, varieties, disease and insects, weed control, and when to harvest. There is no cost but pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information contact Macon County Cooperative Extension at 349-2046.

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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

Home Vegetable
Gardening Class

NC Cooperative Extension in Macon County will be holding a class on “Vegetable Gardening”. The class will be Thursday, April 9 at the Cooperative Extension Center starting at 1 pm. Topics will include selecting garden sites, soil testing and fertilizer, spacing between plants and rows, varieties, disease and insects, weed control, and when to harvest. There is no cost but pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information contact Macon County Cooperative Extension at 349-2046.

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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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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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Interest in 4-H Rabbit and/Poultry Club

We are trying to determine if there is interest in a rabbit club, a poultry club or a combination small farm animal club.  We have had some request from 4-Hers but need to MORE »

It is Almost Lamb Time

If you are interested in participating with the 4-H Market Lamb Club this year and raising a lamb to show at the Macon County Fair, now is the time to let us know.  MORE »

New Scrapbooking Club

Attention Photographers, we have a new club forming:  Scrapbooking.  Our club will be lead by Ms. Debbie Hoosier.  she has years of 4-H Volunteer and scrapbooking experience to share with our new group.  MORE »

4-H Presentations

April is the month to prepare your presentation for District Activity Day. Presentation Practice Nights, April 9 and April 23 at 5:30 pm. District Activity Day, May 16.  Registration is due on April MORE »

Home Vegetable Gardening Class

NC Cooperative Extension in Macon County will be holding a class on “Vegetable Gardening”. The class will be Thursday, April 9 at the Cooperative Extension Center starting at 1 pm. Topics will include MORE »

Community Garden Taking Applications

The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2015 Community Garden. The community garden is in its’ fifth season. It has grown from sixteen to twenty MORE »

EPICS Accepting New Members

EPICS 4-H Youth Council is accepting applications and would like to add positive youth, who want to make a difference in their community.  EPICS is a group of youth focused on bettering our MORE »

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