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Watauga County Center Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Caldwell County Center 9 months ago
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“FSMA for Small Farms: Six Steps to Safe Food and Legal Sales”

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) now governs all food and feed producing farms in the USA. How it impacts your farm in particular depends largely upon your gross annual sales and the types of markets where you sell. On Tuesday, 12/12/17, NC Cooperative Extension offers a free “FSMA for Small Farms: Six Steps to Safe Food and Legal Sales” workshop in Boone, NC. The workshop will take place from 1-4 PM at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center (252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone 28607). This workshop is free and open to all current and potential farmers at any scale.

The FSMA for Small Farms workshop will cover 6 Food Safety Practices essential for farms of any scale. It will also help participants walk-through an “Exempt or Not? Navigating the qualifications” exercise to determine how FSMA will govern each participant’s own operation. Workshop leaders will also educate participants in how FSMA will affect any CSA’s & Food Hubs that growers many be part of, and focus on the confluence of required practices under
FSMA as a preparation & requirement for potential GAP audits & certifications.

Interested growers should register by 12/5/17 by e-mailing Richard Boylan at at rjboylan@ncsu.edu or call the Watauga Cooperative Extension Center at 828-264-3061.

Dec 12 2017

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Monthly county beekeepers meeting. Meetings are held in various meeting rooms at the Caldwell County Library. For more information contact Doug Galloway 828.612.1531 or dmg623@hotmail.com or Patrick Muldoon at 828.754-4425.

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Sep 20 Thu
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The Nursery Crop Field Day features the latest ornamental plant production research from around the region. This year’s program includes updates on new and emerging pests, novel plant introductions, and boxwood blight. The Nursery Field Day will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hard and Flossie Clark Park in Collettsville, NC.

The event, featuring hands-on educational sessions, equipment demonstrations, and a trade show, will provide 4 NC pesticide credits (categories, L, N, O, D, and X) and 3.75L NC landscape contractor credits. To register, please fill out a registration form here.

For more information, contact Amanda Taylor at 828-475-2915 or amanda_jo_taylor@ncsu.edu. This event is hosted by NC State Extension and the Caldwell County Nursery Association.
Sep 21 Fri
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Healthy soils are the key to growing healthy plants. Come learn about managing soil for healthy plants and fertilizers for home use.

CLASSES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES; HOWEVER, WE ASK THAT YOU REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

Register by calling

828.757.1290

For accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact our office at 828-757-1290 at least two weeks prior to the event.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status.NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

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Top 10 Invasive Pests for Caldwell County- 2 X and L Pesticide Credits and Others Will Be Available
When: Wednesday September 26, 2018- 2pm-4pm
Where: NC Cooperative Extension-Caldwell County Center, Room 2

From kudzu to stink bugs, we are regularly seeing new invasive insects and plants enter our landscape. Some of these are even introduced on purpose before we know they can be invasive. Join NC Cooperative Extension-Caldwell County Center for a presentation on the top 10 invasive species in Caldwell County and emerging pests to watch for.

Pesticide re-certification credits: 2 X, 2 L, and more categories TBD.

Free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is requested. To register, please call: 828-757-1290.

Cost: Free

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CLASSES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES; HOWEVER, WE ASK THAT YOU REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

Register by calling

828.757.1290

For accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact our office at 828-757-1290 at least two weeks prior to the event.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status.NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

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