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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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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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Cooking Club

New 4-H Cooking
Club

Our first meeting to explore interest will be Tuesday, October 28, at 3:30pm. Please come to the kitchen through the Extension office entrance. I invite you to join your child as your schedule permits. If your child has never enrolled in 4-H, we need you to attend with them). If possible, please send your child to the first club meeting with 3 large eggs and anticipate a plate of deviled eggs to include in your supper meal:) We will conclude around 5:00pm and walk your children out to our parking lot. Contact Darlene Berry, 4-H/FCS Agent (828)757-1257 darlene_berry@ncsu.edu

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Want to stay informed about what is happening at the Caldwell Extension Center? Want to be informed about home gardening, farming, 4-H youth development, and other educational events?  If so, then follow the link below to be included on our mailing list. Mailing List Form

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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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Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that does best when grown in raised beds. Spears that are not harvested grow to produce fern-like foliage. Wait to cut plants back until the first frost turns leaves yellow.

Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable crop that grows wild in a large part of the US where it can be found growing along roadsides and creek beds. Fortunately, this delicious, low maintenance spring crop MORE »

Dog fennel is a problematic weed in pastures and waste areas. It can be identified by its fine leaves, woody stem, and strong fennel type odor

Frost Freeze

Last Sunday morning we were greeted with cool temperatures. I was asked the difference between frost and freeze warnings. Many use the term frost and freezing interchangeably, but they are really different. A MORE »

Red spider lily, Lycoris radiata var. radiata.

Stink Bugs and Red Spider Lilies popular

Stink bugs and red spider lilies are the hot topics this week at the Caldwell Extension Center. We have received many calls about both. I’ll start with stink bugs. The official name of MORE »

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2014 NC Sweetpotato Field Day popular

On September 18th growers, packers, researchers, extension agents, and industry representatives all came together to observe and learn about the latest advancements in sweetpotato research here in North Carolina.  The annual event took place MORE » – from   Extension Plant Pathology

This 1919 photo from the NCSU Libraries Digital Program depicts wheat farm operations in Buncombe County. Wheat is being cut by cradle and bound by hand.

Extension History popular

This year we are celebrating Cooperative Extension’s 100th birthday. World War I also started in 1914. The war created a challenge for the American farmer and provided Cooperative Extension with its first challenge. MORE »

Who is Merlin, and Why is He at Breakfast? popular

Merlin is an awesome app from Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University.  It helps me answer the crucial question, ‘What is that bird?’  It is a great coach for the beginning and MORE »

Laying Hen

Why Have my Chickens Stopped Laying?

I often get asked why chickens stop laying eggs. There is usually not a simple answer. The cause can be nutritional. However, if a commercial feed is being offered to the birds, feed MORE »

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Soil Testing Time…

The NC Department of Agriculture provides free soil testing for NC residents. The test helps farmers and gardeners apply the correct amount of lime and fertilizer. This soil testing service is funded by MORE »

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EVENTS View All
2015 Grant Opportunities Informational SessionThu Oct 23, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, Meeting Room 7
— 2 days away
Local Foods MeetingMon Oct 27, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Library Meeting Rooms
— 6 days away
4-H Cooking ClubTue Oct 28, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Cooperative Extension Center, 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC, United States
— 7 days away
Annual Fall Pro Day at Killians Tue Nov 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Killian's Lawn Care, 3790 Springs Road, NE, Hickory, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Closed for Veterans DayTue Nov 11 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H Adult Volunteer/Parent Advisory MeetingMon Nov 17, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC, Meeting Room 2
— 4 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H County Council/Youth Leadership MeetingMon Nov 17, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC - Meeting Room 4
— 4 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationMon Nov 17, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 4 weeks away
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