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Pesticide Disposal
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N.C. Cooperative Extension, 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 of charge. All pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, or  rodenticides that are in their original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted.  Please notify the Extension Service in advance of any containers larger than five gallons.  Other types of household hazardous waste, such as paints, will not be             accepted. The collection site will be the Macon County Environmental Resource Center located between the landfill and the Sheriff's Department on Lakeside Drive.  The collection date is Wednesday, May 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Pesticides will be      collected on this day only.  Pesticide collection days are held only once every two years.  Please take advantage of this free and environmentally responsible disposal opportunity.  Call the Cooperative Extension Center for more information at 349-2046.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Pesticide Disposal
Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, 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 of charge. All pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, or  rodenticides that are in their original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted.  Please notify the Extension Service in advance of any containers larger than five gallons.  Other types of household hazardous waste, such as paints, will not be             accepted. The collection site will be the Macon County Environmental Resource Center located between the landfill and the Sheriff's Department on Lakeside Drive.  The collection date is Wednesday, May 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Pesticides will be      collected on this day only.  Pesticide collection days are held only once every two years.  Please take advantage of this free and environmentally responsible disposal opportunity.  Call the Cooperative Extension Center for more information 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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Pesticide Disposal
Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, 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 of charge. All pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, or  rodenticides that are in their original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted.  Please notify the Extension Service in advance of any containers larger than five gallons.  Other types of household hazardous waste, such as paints, will not be             accepted. The collection site will be the Macon County Environmental Resource Center located between the landfill and the Sheriff's Department on Lakeside Drive.  The collection date is Wednesday, May 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Pesticides will be      collected on this day only.  Pesticide collection days are held only once every two years.  Please take advantage of this free and environmentally responsible disposal opportunity.  Call the Cooperative Extension Center for more information at 349-2046.

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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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Carpenter Bees

(I have started seeing carpenter bees and would like to share with you an ‘Insect Note’ by Stephen Bambara and Michael Waldvogel, Extension Entomology Specialists.) Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees MORE »

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, 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 »

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Macon County Master Gardener Association will be hosting their 14th Annual Plant Sale.  The sale is Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at The Macon County Environmental Resource Center, 1624 MORE »

Mummy Berries in Blueberries

Mummy berry, scientific name Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, is a fungal disease of major importance in northern and southern highbush blueberry regions.  It causes considerable damage to the fruit and can cause a grower to MORE »

Backyard Fruits and Vegetables

NC Cooperative Extension in Macon County will be holding classes on “Vegetable Gardening” and on “Growing Backyard Fruit”. Growing Backyard Fruit will be held on Monday, April 11 at the Cooperative Extension Center MORE »

2016 Community Garden Taking Applications

The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2016 Community Garden. The community garden is in its’ sixth season. It has grown from sixteen to twenty MORE »

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