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New 4-H Bike Club
Forming

Do you love to ride and explore on your bicycle?  Well here is a club for you.  One of our 4-H families, the Collins, are organizing a new bicycle club for ages 9-18.  This club will visit neat bicycle trails and explore our fun areas on two wheels.  Bicycle Club Orientation will be on Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 pm.  Please bring your bicycle and a helmet for a riding test. Please sign up to attend at 828-349-2046 by June 14.

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New 4-H Bike Club
Forming

Do you love to ride and explore on your bicycle?  Well here is a club for you.  One of our 4-H families, the Collins, are organizing a new bicycle club for ages 9-18.  This club will visit neat bicycle trails and explore our fun areas on two wheels.  Bicycle Club Orientation will be on Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 pm.  Please bring your bicycle and a helmet for a riding test. Please sign up to attend at 828-349-2046 by June 14.

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Regional 4-H Shooting
Sports Tournament

The West Region Shooting Tournament will be held on August 20th at the Polk County Gun Club.  You are welcome to come and support our shooters.  All families are welcome to come support our shooters and to learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports.  We will have 5 special practices for those going to competition:  Archery on August 4th, 11th, and 18th at 3:30, Air piston on August 2nd and 9th at 7:00 pm at Air Rifle at 7:00 pm August 16th.  All practices will be at the 4-H Archery Range.

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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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Safely Preserving
Food at Home

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home food preserver, following tested food safety principles when preserving food is critical to the safety of your finished product as well as the people you share it with.  With the harvest season in full swing it is a great time to learn these safe principles  and get some hands on experience in the basics of home food preservation. Join Julie Sawyer, Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent with Macon County Extension for the Safely Preserving Food at Home class. The Safely Preserving Food at Home class will take place on Wednesday, August 31 from 9:30 -1:30pm at the Macon County Extension Office, 193 Thomas Heights Rd., Franklin, NC  28734. The cost of the class will be $10.00 per person. To register or for more information call 828-349-2046 or email Julie Sawyer at: julie_sawyer@ncsu.edu.

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2016 Macon County
Fair Educational Booths

County Fair time is almost here again!  This year’s Macon County Fair will be held September 14th - 17th, 2016.  The theme is “Celebrate & Educate”.   The Fair Association extends to you the opportunity to construct an educational booth using this theme.  This is an excellent time to better acquaint the public with your organization. Booths must be constructed on Monday, September 12th (one day only).  All work on educational booths must be completed between 9:00 am and 9:00 p.m., on Monday, to be eligible for judging.  To obtain an application for an educational booth go to our website at:  macon.ces.ncsu.edu and print off an application and mail or bring to our office by Friday, August 12, 2016 or come by the office at 193 Thomas Heights Rd.  If you need any more information call the Macon County Extension Office at 349-2046.

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NC Safe Plates

— Written By Julie Sawyer North Carolina Cooperative Extension has a new option for North Carolina food service managers wishing to meet the NC Food Code requirement calling for the person in charge during operating hours MORE »

Safely Preserving Food at Home

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home food preserver, following tested food safety principles when preserving food is critical to the safety of your finished product as well as the people MORE »

Dealing With Drought

I know that we are all thankful for the rain we have received over the past few days.  It is important to remember that we are still in a drought and the long MORE »

Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle was first discovered in the United States in 1916 near Riverton, New Jersey.  Since that time it has spread from Maine to Georgia and westward to Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri.  MORE »

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H Chess ClubMon Aug 29, 2016 Today
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM— 5 hours away
4-H Sharp ShootersTue Aug 30, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM— 20 hours away
The Safely Preserving Food at Home ClassWed Aug 31, 2016
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Where:
Home Class
— 2 days away
Nursery Weed Management Field DayWed Sep 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hawksridge Farms 4243 S. NC 127 Hwy, Hickory, NC
— 1 week away
Nursery Crop Field DayFri Sep 23, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Hard & Flossie Clark Family Park, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 4 weeks away
NC Safe PlatesTue Sep 27, 2016 @ 8:30 AM -
Wed Sep 28, 2016 @ 5:00 PM Where:
193 Thomas Heights Rd, Franklin, NC 28734, USA
— 4 weeks away
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