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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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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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Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture Instructor, NC State, and an accomplished garden speaker.

Bryce Lane Coming to
WPCC

Celebrate Extension’s 100th Anniversary with Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture Instructor, NC State, and an accomplished garden speaker. Bryce’s presentation, "40 Years of Horticulture: Observations, Inspirations, and Invitations", will be given on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Leviton Auditorium, WPCC. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by Bryce’s presentation at 10:00. Tickets for the event are $10.00. To purchase tickets or obtain more information, contact Extension Master Gardeners of Burke County at 828 433-8747 or warriorfork@charter.net.

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List

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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2014 NC Sweetpotato Field Day

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

Red spider lily, Lycoris radiata var. radiata.

Stink Bugs and Red Spider Lilies

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 »

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

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?

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 »

Citizen Science is a Win-Win

Are you interested in science? Do you want to give back? Then citizen science may be just the thing for you. Citizen science is a method by which everyday citizens collaborate, often with MORE »

Butternuts and Acorns, Oh My!

Fall is here. The days are getting shorter, and the nights cooler. Traditional fall crops, like winter squash, are ripening in gardens all over the county. Winter squash is the generic term for MORE »

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Planting Onions in the Fall

Fall is in the air. With it comes the planting of the fall garden. One of the things I’m looking forward to most is raising onions. Onions are different from most crops in MORE »

NC Organic Cost Share Program

North Carolina is now accepting applications for the Organic Certification Cost share program. Growers, Handlers and Processors will be reimbursed 75%, up to $750, the cost of obtaining organic certification. Expenses must have MORE » – from   Organic Grains

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EVENTS View All
4-H Junior Leader MeetingFri Oct 3, 2014
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
CES Kitchen
— 2 days away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Oct 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H Club Leaders MeetingMon Oct 20, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC, Meeting Room 5
— 3 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H County Council/Youth Leadership MeetingMon Oct 20, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC - Meeting Room 4
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationMon Oct 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 weeks away
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
— 3 weeks 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
— 4 weeks 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
— 1 month away
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