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Our People are our greatest Asset

Happy Employee
Appreciation Day!

To the most dedicated workforce in the industry, on behalf of NC State's Extension administration team and millions of North Carolinians, we extend our sincerest gratitude, respect and admiration on Employee Appreciation Day. Extension is an organization founded on relationships, passion and trust, and it's truly amazing to see our people changing lives and promoting prosperity on a daily basis all across the state. Thank you all for you've done and continue to do! Happy Employee Appreciation Day! ~ Joe, Tom, Sheri & Mike

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Our People are our greatest Asset

Happy Employee
Appreciation Day!

To the most dedicated workforce in the industry, on behalf of NC State's Extension administration team and millions of North Carolinians, we extend our sincerest gratitude, respect and admiration on Employee Appreciation Day. Extension is an organization founded on relationships, passion and trust, and it's truly amazing to see our people changing lives and promoting prosperity on a daily basis all across the state. Thank you all for you've done and continue to do! Happy Employee Appreciation Day! ~ Joe, Tom, Sheri & Mike

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2015 Edible Plant
Sale Pick-Up

Friday, Mar 13, - 8:00am to 5:00pm Where: Caldwell Extension Center The Caldwell Extension Center Plant Sale Pickup for pre-ordered blueberries and strawberries will be Friday March 13 from 8 am to 5 pm. The Caldwell County Extension Center is located at 120 Hospital Ave, NE, Lenoir NC. Contact Tina Lovejoy at 828.757.1290 or tina_lovejoy@ncsu.edu for additional availability.

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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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What’s happening in
Caldwell County

Sign up to receive monthly email updates about events and workshops. Don't miss an opportunity again. Sign Up Current Caldwell monthly update: March Happenings  See what's happening around the region: Catawba County

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Honey bee colonies have a social structure, where each bee plays an essential role in the management and survival of the hive. One of the main jobs of female worker bees is to forage for nectar, pollen, and water. One bee can bring back a load of pollen that is equal to one-third of the bee's weight. Specialized structures, called pollen baskets (visible in this photo), aid in the collection of pollen.

Beginner Beekeeping
Workshop

The Caldwell County Beekeepers Association will host a beekeeping course in March. This course is designed to teach beginning beekeepers essential skills and is also an appropriate refresher course for those who have some experience keeping bees. This 3-day course features industry experts, hands-on experience, and door prizes. Cost is $50 and includes membership in both the state and local beekeeping associations. To reserve a space, contact Milton Foster at 828-754-0799 or send your name and telephone number to gmfoster99@yahoo.com. For more information click here: Bee School 2015

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Bee-Come a Beekeeper

The popularity of hobby beekeeping has increased dramatically in the past few years. There are many benefits to keeping bees. Perhaps one of the best benefits of keeping bees is to gardeners when MORE »

Questions from Consumers popular

Some excellent questions came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week, and I’d like to share a few of them with you. I hope you find these questions and their answers helpful. If MORE »

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Freezing Weather and Why it Harms Plants popular

Since we have been “enjoying” freezing weather this week I thought it the perfect time to discuss some strategies plants employ to survive these arctic temperatures. But first, let’s explore why freezing temperatures MORE »

Pruning crape myrtles by removing part of the main branches is a common practice. Although it is common, it has detrimental side effects. This pruning method reduces the number of blooms, delays flowering, and creates weak branches.

Pruning: Practice Makes Perfect popular

Pruning is one of the most challenging and fun tasks of gardening. Most fruit trees and bushes require it for good fruit set. Although pruning is not necessary for every plant in the MORE »

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Lessons for a Lifetime…..

Do you remember how you learned about the life cycle? Second graders all across the county will be learning about the life cycle this year.  I have seen posters and replicas of frogs, MORE »

Commonly called a lion's mane, this delicious mushroom is reported to have a lobster flavor.

Lion’s Mane Fungus and Mother Nature

Mother nature provides a never ending fascination. I was recently sent a picture by Judy Edwards. Judy is a local Master Gardener and a great photographer. The picture shows a fruiting structure of MORE »

Scholarship

Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) is seeking applications for the Herter-O’Neal scholarship. Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2015. This $750 scholarship is available to North Carolina residents MORE »

Corn Entomology 2015 Presentation Now Available

This link (Corn 2015) provides a recorded presentation intended for agent training or broadcast in grower meetings.  Please report broadcast usage to Dominic Reisig (ddreisig@ncsu.edu) for his records. This link (Corn 2015) provides MORE » – from   Entomology

Two new factsheets!

Two new factsheets are available now:  1.  NC Grain for Malting, Brewing, and Distilling: FAQ; 2.  Evaluating Starter Fertilizer in Organic No-till Corn You can find each from the following MORE » – from   Organic Grains

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EVENTS View All
Growing Blackberries for Market WorkshopWed Mar 11, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 5 days away
Caldwell 4-H Adult Volunteer/Parent Advisory MeetingMon Mar 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC, Meeting Room 2
— 1 week away
Master Gardener's AssociationMon Mar 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 1 week away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Mar 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Mar 19, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H County DaySat Mar 21, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Meeting Room 2, Caldwell Public Library
— 2 weeks away
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