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Description: Woodland Stewards: A regional Extension program for landowners.

Getting to know your woodlands: A primer for beginners

Join other woodland landowners through out the region to learn about how you can take better care of your woodlands. This is a regional Extension course being offered in 5 sessions.  The first four sessions are webinars hosted by your local Extension center on Thursdays from 7-9 PM from February 21, 2019 to March 14, 2019. 

February 21, 2019: 7-9 PM   Getting to know your Woodlands, learn how natural and human forests have shaped the forest in this region and the importance of this knowledge when developing management plans and practices on their forests.

February 28, 2019: 7-9 PM Managing your Woodlands, learn about the basics of pine and hardwood management with tips on managing for the future.

March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019: 7-9 PM  Wildlife and Woodlands, learn about wildlife and your woodlands with a focus on wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.

An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Clay - https://clay.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett - https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pitt - https://pitt.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Scotland - https://scotland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wake - https://wake.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wilson - https://wilson.ces.ncsu.edu/
Feb 21 Thu

Also Coming Up

661 Vale Rd, Newland, NC 28657, USA 661 Vale Rd, Newland, NC 28657, USA Avery County Center 3 weeks away

Michelle South, Livestock Agent, will be hosting the 2019 Livestock Kick-Off Meeting on February 12, 2019 at the NEW Avery County Cooperative Extension Center--NEW ADDRESS: 661 Vale Road, Newland

Dr. Deidre Harmon, Extension Livestock Specialist will be presenting the program n Improving Pastures.
Also, additional topics will be:
Cost Share Programs
Avery County Farmland Preservation Program
Feathers and Fur 4-H Livestock Club

A MEAL WILL BE PROVIDED!!! In order to reserve your meal you will need to register by calling the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center at 828-733-8270.

Feb 12 Tue
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk, 1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604, USA Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk, 1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604, USA Avery County Center 4 weeks away

The Avery County Cooperative Extension Center will be hosting the annual Landscape Contractors Workshop on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at the Best Western Hotel, Banner Elk (physical address is 1615 Tynecastle Hwy).

The workshop will open the registration at 8:30am and will conclude the workshop at 5:00pm.

Topics of Discussion: TBA

A registration fee of $25.00 will be charged and will be collected the day of the meeting.

This workshop will provide contract landscapers the opportunity to earn 7 credits; the credits are required to meet the July 31st, 2019 deadline.

Registration deadline is Monday, January 28th, 2019

Feb 14 Thu
661 Vale Road, Newland NC 28657 661 Vale Road, Newland NC 28657 Avery County Center 4 weeks away

Join the staff of the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center, along with the Avery Chamber, for a wonderful breakfast filled with networking opportunities. The breakfast will be held at the NEW Avery County Cooperative Extension Center located at 661 Vale Road in Newland.

Networking Breakfasts and Business After Hours are free for Avery County Chamber of Commerce members.

If you would like to join us please contact us at 828-733-8270.

Feb 19 Tue
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Avery County Center 1 month away
Description: Event Date: February 20th and 21st, 2019
Time: 9:30 am Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50

Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

Please include our event in the calendar of your organization

Description: This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. The program will include presentations on many different topics to help vegetable growers. The final program will be completed in December 2018. Topics will include such things as Management of Foliar Diseases of Tomato, Using Chemigation to Manage Phytophthora Blight, Breeding for Late Blight Resistance and Tolerance to Bacterial Spot and Verticillium Wilt, Evaluation of Tomato Lines for Late Blight Resistance, Flavonoids in Tomato, Evaluation of Insecticides for Key Pests of Fruiting Vegetable Crops, Native Natural Enemies on Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Growing Industrial Hemp for Cannabinoids in Western North Carolina, to name a few. There will be a sponsored lunch and awards program at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be offered.
Feb 20 Wed
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA 130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA Avery County Center 1 month away

The Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop is designed to provide updated information on ornamental plants, production practices, and pest identification and control for the nursery and landscape industry in the Southeastern US. Cost of the workshop is $25 per person if paid by February 15th. $30 per person if paid after February 15th. For more information or to register, visit golinks.ncsu.edu/fopw. Contact Amanda Taylor with questions at amanda_jo_taylor@ncsu.edu or 828-475-2915

Feb 21 Thu
Trosly Farm, 95 Peter Harding Ln, Elk Park, NC 28622, USA Trosly Farm, 95 Peter Harding Ln, Elk Park, NC 28622, USA Avery County Center 1 month away

Avery County's NEW Extension Agent, Bill Hoffman, is excited to announce the tri-county Small Farm Agri-Shop Series. The kicking off date, in Avery County, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.

The program will begin with registration at Trosly Farms, located in Elk Park, at 8:30 am. Jerry Moody, County Extension Director, will open the series at 9AM with the WELCOME and introduction of speakers.

Below you will find the topics for the day:
* Crop Planning * Soils, Fertility and IPM
* High Tunnels * Aggregation and Other Market Opportunities
* Start-Up Veggie Production
* Successful Aggregation
* Industrial Hemp

A demonstration with the Paper Pot Planter will be presented during the morning session.

At noon a sponsored lunch will be provided; lunch location will be announced at a later date.

NC A&T State University is sponsoring this educational event.

If you would like additional information please contact Bill Hoffman at 828-733-8270. Also, ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, to register please visit the following link: goo.gl/F3Uhfa

Feb 27 Wed