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Caldwell County 4-H
Camp Scholarship Fundraiser

Our annual sausage fundraiser is now in progress. Get it while it lasts! Click below for more information. 2016SausageSaleFlyer

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Caldwell County 4-H
Camp Scholarship Fundraiser

Our annual sausage fundraiser is now in progress. Get it while it lasts! Click below for more information. 2016SausageSaleFlyer

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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: October Happenings See all our events at caldwell.ces.ncsu.edu/events/

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TOBACCO RESEARCH
REFERENDUM

Lenoir -- The Caldwell County Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015. County Referendum Chairman, Seth Nagy, said an official polling place has been established in the County.  The polling location will be at the Caldwell Extension Center at 120 Hospital Ave NE #1, Lenoir, NC. Mr. Nagy explained that the referendum is being held to let tobacco growers decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program.  This program has been in place since 1991, and the law requires that a referendum be held every six years. A 2/3 favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to support tobacco research and education.  The assessment is ten cents per hundred pounds of tobacco produced in North Carolina. The funds, about $300,000 annually, are collected at buying stations by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and then allocated by the Tobacco Research Commission to research and Extension projects for tobacco at NC State University. For more information on the referendum please call the Caldwell Extension Center at 828-757-1290.

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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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Speak Up, Caldwell! We want to know what you think will help Caldwell County improve for future generations. The survey only takes a few minutes and is anonymous. Please share it with your friends, family and neighbors. All opinions are welcome. Click here for survey!

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Stink Bugs and Slime Mold Q&A- Seth Nagy

Summer is now officially behind us and fall is here. The National Weather Service’s long-term prediction is a warmer and drier fall and winter than normal. We will have to wait to see MORE »

Improving Integrated Pest Management in Tobacco popular

Our laboratory has recently published a study which measured the differences between our current integrated pest management (IPM) recommendations for tobacco insect management and what growers actually do. This was the topic of Jeremy Slone’s MORE » – from   Entomology

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Growing Garlic in your Garden

If you are a garlic lover, like many of us, and also happen to grow a garden, consider incorporating garlic into your vegetable garden rotation. Garlic is a nutritious, flavorful, and relatively easy MORE »

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It’s Fair Time!

It’s that time of year again. The time when the smell of cotton candy invades the air, cattle and sheep can be heard, and the thrills and screams from the midway surround you.  MORE »

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Time to Fertilize your Tall Fescue

September is the time to fertilize cool season grasses like tall fescue. Tall fescue is the most common lawn grass in Caldwell County. With cooler temperatures, fertilizer, and rain, tall fescue will become MORE »

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Tall Fescue Improvement

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is the most important cool season grass in the United States. It is also the most important grass in Caldwell County. Most lawns, pastures, and hayfields in Caldwell County MORE »

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Cover Crops for Your Garden

Cover Crops for Productive Home Gardens Will you have empty space in your garden that will remain bare and unplanted over the winter? Consider planting a cover crop in those spaces to build MORE »

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Studying Strawberry Pollination popular

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions are: 1. What insects pollinate commercially grown strawberries in the southeast? 2. How are MORE » – from   Entomology

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Master Gardener's AssociationTue Oct 18, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Oct 20, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 weeks away
CES HOLIDAY - Veterans DayFri Nov 11 - Fri Nov 11, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 month away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Nov 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 1 month away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Nov 17, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 months away
CES HOLIDAY - ThanksgivingThu Nov 24 - Fri Nov 25, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Dec 15, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 months away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Dec 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 months away
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