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Sign up to receive monthly email updates about events and workshops. Don't miss out. Sign Up Current Caldwell monthly update: July Happenings See all our events at http://caldwell.ces.ncsu.edu/events Still want more, see what's happening in Catawba County.

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Caldwell County
Farmers Markets

Caldwell County Farmers Market Saturdays, 8am to noon, May through December Caldwell County Public Library parking lot 120 Hospital Ave. NE Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: Randy Vance, 828-728-7033 or 828-221-0223 Sawmills Farmers Market Tuesdays, 3-6:30 pm, May-September Across from Sawmills Fire Department (Hwy 321A) Contact: Regina Winebarger, 828-493-3363, rwinebarger3672@gmail.com, farmersmarket@townofsawmills.com Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market Wednesday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturdays- 10am-4pm 904 West Ave Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: Contact: Jeff Crane, 828-729-7020 or 828-221-4935

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Caldwell County
Nurserymen's Association Scholarship Application 2015-2016

The Purpose of the CCNA Scholarship is to identify and reward ornamental horticulture and landscape students who exemplify scholastic aptitude, positive attitude, and industry potential. Work experience within the industry, leadership ability, and financial need will also be considered. The scholarship is open to any student who will be enrolled in the Landscape Gardening Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute for the 2015-2016 term. Please click below for more information. Caldwell County Nurserymen's Association scholarship 2015 rev

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ServSafe Class to be
offered

September 14, 16, 21, 23-2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm. $105.00 per participant. Please click below for a copy of our brochure and registration form. 09.15 Brochure

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Leaf Footed Stink Bug

Moles be Gone? Leaf Footed Stink Bugs.

This week I want to share some questions that have been asked at the Caldwell Extension Center. But first, I am excited to announce a change in the North Carolina pesticide law. It MORE »

Assessing Hail Damage on Soybeans

If half the original (before the hail) leaf area remains after the hail, the soybeans have a reasonable chance of recovering. If they do recover, they will likely be a more profitable crop than what MORE »

Heat Takes a Toll on a Garden

It’s been hot. Hot, humid weather day after day is tough on a gardener. But just as the heat stresses us, it also stresses our gardens. Heat is required for crop production and MORE »

Spider mite outbreaks popular

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Things are heating up and the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, thrives in hot dry weather. I have found many spider mites in the landscape on roses and many MORE » – from   Entomology

Euonymus scale begins overlapping generations popular

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org It seems like everything is labeled ‘next generation’ or ‘second generation’ to imply a better, more sophisticated version. The second generation of euonymus scale is about the same as MORE » – from   Entomology

Yellow poplar weevils popular

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org I was in Northwestern Pennsylvania last week and found tulip poplar trees with leaves that had brown dried edges and small brown spots. From a distance the trees looked MORE » – from   Entomology

Pasture Walk

Pasture Walk popular

Wondering how to improve your pasture management and grazing program? Looking for ideas for your farm? A pasture walk is a great way to learn and experience different styles of pasture management and MORE »

Photo taken by Darlene Berry, Stone Mountain State Park

Moments of Joy

Can you recall moments of joy? You know it in the moment; nothing else distracts your mind and heart.  You are completely consumed by the present and content.  I recently experienced joy with MORE »

Horticulture Questions and Answers popular

This spring has been very dry. Rain over the last two weeks have been very spotty. Hopefully you have received some of the moisture to help your landscape and garden.  Below are some MORE »

Adkins receiving plaque

Craig Adkins Retirement

Craig Adkins, Area Specialized Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, retired June 1 after 32 years of service. Craig began his Extension career as Caldwell County Horticulture Agent and later worked as an MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Making ConnectionsWed Jul 8, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Fri Jul 10, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Meet at the Cooperative Extension Center
— Tomorrow
Blackberry FestivalFri Jul 10, 2015
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Meet at Caldwell Extension Center
— 3 days away
Blackberry FestivalSat Jul 11, 2015
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Where:
Meet at Anything Office
— 4 days away
Old Mac Snyder Has a FarmMon Jul 13, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Wed Jul 15, 2015 @ 12:30 PM Where:
Meet at the Caldwell Extension Center
— 6 days away
Beat the Heat HikeThu Jul 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Where:
Meet at the Cooperative Extension Center
— 1 week away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Jul 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 1 week away
Trails and TalesFri Jul 17, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -
Sat Jul 18, 2015 @ 2:00 PM Where:
Meet at the Cooperative Extension Center.
— 1 week away
Lets Go CampingMon Jul 20 - Thu Jul 23, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Parents will transport Monday and Tuesday morning.
— 2 weeks away
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