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march-2015

What’s happening in
Caldwell County

Sign up to receive monthly email updates about events and workshops. Don't miss out. Sign Up Current Caldwell monthly update: May 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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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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) 850-3672, 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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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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Woman applying fruit bags to peach trees.

Organic Pesticide and Other News- Seth Nagy

Often I am asked to recommend a “safe” or “Organic” pesticide to combat a particular pest or pest problem. Intuitively most people will agree this makes sense to control garden and landscape pests MORE »

Brown stink bug feeding above the crown of seedling corn. This will result in leaf holes, but probably not stunting, tillering, or plant death.

How to Avoid a Stink Bug Disaster in Corn popular

Stink bug pressure is already heavy this year.  A lot of seedling injury has been reported (see previous article).  This is caused from adults that overwintered from last year, either in soybean stubble, MORE » – from   Entomology

Forest tent caterpillar.

Update and Q&A- Seth Nagy

Before I share questions that came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week, I thought I would share an update from the NC State University Plant Insect and Disease Clinic. Extension Agents like MORE »

Picture of sweet vernal grass.

Weekly Q&A -Seth Nagy

The weather has been good the past few weeks. The corn fields in the county have been planted. Soybeans are being sowed. Farmers are just starting to make the first cutting of hay. MORE »

Magnolia leaf damage.

Weekly Q&A- Seth Nagy

I was very glad to see the rain this week. Pastures and hayfields are shorter than normal when they started heading because of lack of rain. I hope this summer is not as MORE »

Blue ribbon picture

Pursuing a Blue Ribbon

This time of year many of us are planting gardens, planning vacations, and choosing summer projects.  Youth have been creating art, sewing, baking, preparing to start a collection, and gardening as well.  This MORE »

Holly with sooty mold.

Weekly Q&A- Seth Nagy

Our last frost should be behind us for the season. The long term official National Weather service outlook is a warmer summer and fall than average. There is not a prediction about rainfall MORE »

Yellow and black bug.

Questions and Answers

Excellent questions came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week. I’ve selected three questions and answers I hope you find helpful. If you have a specific question not answered here, please contact the MORE »

spoote dwing drosophila picture.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Survey Help

Small fruit growers – Dr. Hannah Burrack, NC State University Entomologist, is leading a national project on the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). This is an invasive insect that is a threat to our fruit crops. These MORE »

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EVENTS View All
4-H Summer Exploring Kick OffSat Jun 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 1 week away
Junior CampMon Jun 13, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Jun 16, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Anita Alta, 2929 Mulberry Creek Rd., Lenoir.
— 2 weeks away
Cloverbud CampMon Jun 13, 2016 @ 9:00 AM -
Thu Jun 16, 2016 @ 1:30 PM Where:
Anita Alta, 2929 Mulberry Creek Rd., Lenoir.
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Jun 16, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
Farm to ForkMon Jun 20, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Jun 23, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Camp will begin and conclude at the Cooperative Extension Center
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Jun 21, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 weeks away
Theatre Crash CourseMon Jun 27, 2016 @ 8:30 AM -
Wed Jun 29, 2016 @ 12:30 PM Where:
CAST Performing Arts, 200 Timberbrook Lane, Granite Falls, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away
Archery 101Thu Jun 30, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -
Fri Jul 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM Where:
Cam will begin and conclude at the Cooperative Extension Center
— 4 weeks away
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