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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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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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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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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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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4-H Summer WOW Program

The 4-H staff is very excited to announce the 2015 Summer W.O.W. Program schedule.  The summer is filled with loads of fun and educational activities for ages 5-13 (the 5 year olds MUST MORE »

2015 Upcoming Spring Programs

Please find listed below the upcoming programs being offered by the staff of the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center: 2015 Spring and Summer Programs April 23rd-Avery County Farmer’s Market         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 popular

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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Avery County Private Applicator Safety Training--Sub-Class VTue Aug 11, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Avery County Fire Department, 342 Estatoa Street, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 1 month away
Private Pesticide Applicator Safety Training--Sub-Class VTue Aug 11, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Avery County Fire Department, 342 Estatoa Street, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 1 month away
2015 Pony ExpressMon Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Wed Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:30 PM Where:
Avery County Cooperative Extension Center
— 2 months away
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