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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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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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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Bee

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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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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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2nd Pick Up Day for
Edible Plant Sale

Dear Community Member, Thank you for your 4-H Edible Plant order. We are grateful for the community’s response, and preparing our youth for 4-H Leadership Conferences and Camp opportunities. Due to the volume of orders, winter weather still affecting some vendors, and our efforts to fill all of your requests; the next pick up day will be March 27 from 3pm to 6:30pm. In appreciation, Darlene Berry, 4-H/FCS Agent and the entire Caldwell Extension Team

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Questions from Consumers

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

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

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 »

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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 »

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2015 Caldwell Extension Plant Sale

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our edible plant sale. This year we will be offering blueberries and strawberries. The varieties in this sale are proven performers 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
Winter Nursery MeetingThu Mar 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Caldwell Library Meeting Room 6
— Tomorrow
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
— 1 week 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
— 2 weeks 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
— 2 weeks 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
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