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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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2014 Avery County
Farm Tour

The 4th annual Avery County Farm Tour will take place on SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014.  The tour will be visiting 5 local farms: Beech Mtn Beekeeping Supplies and Honey; Johnson's Small Fruits; Calvin WInter's Nursery; Trosly's Farm; Avery Farms. Registration will begin at 9:30am on Saturday, August 23 at the Avery County Cooperative Exension Center.  Transportation will be provided.  Buses will depart at 10:30am PROMPTLY!!! Registration cost is $25.00. Seating is limited!  For additional information please contact the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center at 828-733-8270 or download the flier linked below. 2014_AugustFarmTourFlier

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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2014 Avery A&H Fair

The 2014 Avery A&H Fair is approaching very quickly.  The gates will open at 5pm on Tuesday, September 9th and will conclude on Saturday, September 13th.  The fair board would like to encourage everyone MORE »

2014-2015 YO! Afterschool Program

The Avery County 4-H YO! Afterschool program is gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year to begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2014.  The YO! Afterschool program will be housed in all 5 elementary MORE »

Christmas Tree Farming in Avery County

Christmas tree farming in Avery County is becoming “sustainable”. Sustainable agriculture means the farming practices are friendly to the soil, water, wildlife, and surrounding people. The land will remain productive for generations to come and the business MORE »

4-H in Avery County

Avery County 4-H serves the youth of Avery County in many different aspects. 4-H helps the Avery County youth learn new skills and serve their communities each year. 4-H offers: clubs special interest MORE »

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Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Aug 21, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 9 hours ago
2014 Farmland Preservation Program--Farm TourSat Aug 23, 2014
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM Where:
Local Avery County Farms
— Tomorrow
Newland Farmers MarketMon Aug 25, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Avery County Co-Op Extension, Cranberry Street, Newland, NC, United States
— 4 days away
Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Aug 28, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 7 days away
Newland Farmers MarketMon Sep 1, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Avery County Co-Op Extension, Cranberry Street, Newland, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Banner Elk Farmers MarketThu Sep 4, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
AC Pride Complex--Banner Elk
— 2 weeks away
Newland Farmers MarketMon Sep 8, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Avery County Co-Op Extension, Cranberry Street, Newland, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
2014 Avery County 4-H Talent ShowWed Sep 10, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Heritage Park, 661 Vale Rd, Newland, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
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