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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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Amazing Grazing

“Amazing Grazing” is the title of NC State university’s pasture-based livestock education program.  Please join NC Cooperative Extension this Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 am til 2:00 pm at 1469 Sugarfork Road for this informative program.  The three major themes of the Amazing Grazing Program include:  Improved Profitability (Haying is one of the most expensive activities we undertake on livestock farms), Improved Animal Health and Well Being (Good pasture management including rotational grazing improves temperament of the animals), and Improved Environmental Sustainability (Improving your grazing management does many things to improve the environment).  When these three themes can be achieved in a production system, it becomes clear that pasture-based systems are good for farmers, good for their neighbors, and good for our non-farming population.  For more information, call Pam Bell, 421-2909 or Rob Hawk, 736-6919.  The program will be outside so dress appropriately.

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2015 4-H Market Lamb
Program

The Macon County 4-H Market Lamb Club will start their summer activities again on May 7th 6:00 at the Extension Office with an Orientation Night.. If you are between the ages of 5-18 and would like to raise and show a 4-H Market Lamb this summer please contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 349-2046 to sign up. Join us to learn all about this fun and educational experience.

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4-H Poultry
Project

Would you like to learn about and raise chickens? We have had many requests from 4-Her to start a chicken-raising group. Well, here we go! What: Participants will receive 1-2 chickens to raise throughout the summer and early fall. We will meet once per month to learn all about chickens, bird health, showmanship and other important information. At the Macon County Fair, we will have a special class for 4-H raised birds. When: Organizational meeting will be on Tuesday May 19th at 5:30. Please call to let us know you are interested. 349-2046 Where: Cooperative Extension Office Other items to know: a part of this project is attending meetings and completing a project record book about your experience. You will need to have a Coop to house your chickens.

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Macon County 2015 4-H
Summer Relief

It's time for 4-H Summer Fun!  Macon County 4-H is advertising Summer activities!  Find the 4-H Summer Relief article below, look through the available classes being offered.  Bring the attached registration form to the Macon County Cooperative Extension Office, pay for your classes and make sure you have a completed 2015 4-H Enrollment Form and enjoy our 2015 Summer Fun!!!

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Propagating Herbs

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Get Out the Thermometer At Garden Planting Time

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Prune Azaleas Right after Flowering

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Pesticide License Exam

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in cooperation with NCDA & CS will hold a pesticide licensing exam in Macon County on Wednesday, June 10. The exam will be held at the Macon County Cooperative MORE »

Two Summer Clubs Forming

Junior Gardeners Club What is one of the best parts of summer? FRESH VEGETABLES! Come learn how to raise a garden, all about soil fertility, plant care and how to grow your own MORE »

Macon County 4-H Summer Relief 2015

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 »

Amazing Grazing

“Amazing Grazing” is the title of NC State university’s pasture-based livestock education program.  Please join NC Cooperative Extension this Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 am til 2:00 pm at 1469 Sugarfork Road for MORE »

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Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
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