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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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Grafting Class

The Macon County Center of NC Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 17. The class will be held at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center starting at 9 AM. Due to the hands on nature of the class, the number of participants will be limited. The class will learn grafting principles and techniques and then graft apple rootstocks with available varieties. Each participant will leave with three grafted apples and the ability to graft apples and other plants. Pre registration is required. A materials fee of $10.00 is due at registration. Please register at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center. Call 349-2046 for 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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EACH ONE BRING
ONE

If you enjoy 4-H, please bring a friend to join us.  During the month of March, we will have an Each One Bring One Campaign.  Bring a friend, cousin, neighbor or friend from church who might enjoy 4-H.  You Can't Have Too Many 4-Leaf Clovers

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4-H Achievement
Night

Come celebrate 4-H and your 4-H achievements for the past year. Monday, March 16, 6:00 PM. This night is focused on applauding our accomplishments, thanking our volunteers and celebrating 4-H.  Please come and join your fellow 4-Hers.

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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 »

Grafting Workshop

The Macon County Center of NC Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 17. The class will be held at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center starting at 9 AM. MORE »

Transplanting Native Plants

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

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 »

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