If you area private applicator and your license expires in 2018, you are required toobtain 4 hours of continuing education classes. Private applicators are required to attend both a Safety Training class(sub-class V) and an X category class; each class receives 2 hours ofcredit.
IF YOU DONOT COMPLETE the required hours of training, within the three-yearrecertification period, you will then be required to pass a written exam inorder to maintain your license. Thelicense fee for a private applicator is $10.00 every three years.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST CERTIFICATION MEETING HELD IN AVERY COUNTY FOR THE 2018 ROTATION.
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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.
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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 email@example.com or 828-475-2915
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/