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ServSafe Class to be
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March 09, 11, 16, 18-2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm. $105.00 per participant. Please click below for a copy of our brochure and registration form. ServSafe March 2015

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ServSafe Class to be
offered

March 09, 11, 16, 18-2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm. $105.00 per participant. Please click below for a copy of our brochure and registration form. ServSafe March 2015

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2014 Edible Plant
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The ground might be frozen, but it is time to order your fruit trees and other perennial edibles from Caldwell Co. 4-H Youth Development. This year’s selections include your favorite apple varieties, Asian pears, persimmons, figs, asparagus, rhubarb, and  16 varieties of berries.  Throughout the month of February, Caldwell County 4-H will be accepting prepaid orders. Order forms are available online at www.caldwell.ces.ncsu.edu or at the Extension office located at 120 Hospital Ave NE in Lenoir. Contact the Extension office at 828.757.1290 for more information. 4-H youth, volunteers, and staff  will be on hand at the following locations with order forms. February 1st at Sawmills Hardware from 10:00-12:00 p.m. February 8th at Tractor Supply Company from 10 -12 p.m. February 12th at Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market from 11 am- 1pm. February 13th at Habitat for Humanity Restore from 9-10:30 am. February 15th at Hoss Tack in Hudson from 11- 1 pm and at Shield’s Hardware from 10 -12 p.m. February 22nd at Ford Milling from 10-11:30 a.m. and at Tractor Supply Company from 10 -12 p.m. February 27nd at Habitat for Humanity Restore from 9-10 am. Please see what we have to offer before the ground unthaws and its time to plant. 2014 edible sale Caldwell FINAL

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2015 Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program Information

Plans are set for the 2015 series Master Gardener classes.  Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm beginning March 4th and running until the 3rd of June. The final training session will be an all-day educational field trip to the JC Ralston Arboretum in Raleigh. Transportation is provided from the Caldwell Extension Center for all field trips and off site classes. Application for the Extension Master Gardener Training Program will be taken now through February.  Cost for the training program is $100. This is used to cover the costs of the Master Gardener Notebook, State Master Gardener fee, and field trip expenses. Call the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Caldwell County Center at 757-1290 or visit http://go.ncsu.edu/mastergardener for an application or more information. Class size is limited.

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2015 Edible 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 in Caldwell County. Strawberries will be delivered bare root (without soil) and blueberries will be in gallon containers. Plants will need immediate care after pick up. Care instructions will be available at pick up. All orders are due with payment to Caldwell County Extension by Friday, February 27. Please make arrangements to pick up your plants at the Caldwell County Cooperative Extension office located at 120 Hospital Ave, NE, Lenoir (828) 757-1290 on Friday, March 13 between 8am and 5pm. Please click below for more information on our varieties and order form. 2015 edible sale Caldwell

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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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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 »

Growing Asparagus for Market Workshop

Asparagus is a perennial crop that fits well into the production schedule of most diversified farms. It requires relatively low inputs and consistently demonstrates high customer demand. Asparagus growers have potential to market both MORE »

Staying on Task in the Garden popular

Even though it’s cold outside, the garden needs tending. Winter days that are not so cold are perfect for working in the yard. Here are some things that will keep your yard and MORE »

Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop

The Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop is designed to provide updated information on ornamental plants, production practices and pest identification and control for those in the nursery and landscape industry. Registration Deadline – February MORE »

Corn Entomology 2015 Presentation Now Available popular

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

2015 Greenhouse Webinar Trainings in Lenoir popular

The following e-GRO Webinar Conference trainings will be available for greenhouse growers and employees in the foothills to attend in 2015. Please note the date and schedule for each training to be hosted MORE »

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

Should You Spray for Hessian Fly?

Around this time of the year, Hessian fly adults are definitely active.  Many growers spraying herbicide are wondering if they will get a return on investment tank mixing with an insecticide- something I’ve MORE » – from   Entomology

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EVENTS View All
4-H Acheivement NightSat Jan 31, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
First United Methodist Church, 309 Church St NW, Lenoir, NC, United States
— 10 hours ago
Winter Corn, Soybean, Small Grain TrainingTue Feb 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Growing Asparagus for Market WorkshopWed Feb 4, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 3 days away
4-H Presentation, Demonstration and Public Speaking WorkshopMon Feb 9, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Room 2 Caldwell Public Library
— 1 week away
Foothills Ornamental Production WorkshopTue Feb 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC, United States, Caldwell Library Meeting Rooms
— 1 week away
Caldwell 4-H Adult Volunteer TrainingMon Feb 16, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC, Meeting Room 2
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationMon Feb 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 Feb 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
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