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McDowell County Farm
Tour

North Carolina Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center will be hosting a farm tour. Spend the evening meeting farmers and visiting farms in McDowell County that produce food for you.

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McDowell County Farm
Tour

North Carolina Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center will be hosting a farm tour. Spend the evening meeting farmers and visiting farms in McDowell County that produce food for you.

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From Plant to Plate

From Plant to
Plate

Free Classes on Home Gardening, Garden-to-Table Series and Food Preservation From Plant to Plate

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McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

McDowell County
Agriculture Facts

McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

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Local Foods
Directory

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service-McDowell County Center is developing a local foods directory of farm products grown in the county.

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Dusky birch sawfly, Croesus latitarsus

This weekend as I was walking my dog down the greenway I noticed several heavily defoliated river birch branches overhanging the trail. Upon closer examination I saw several groups of a dozen or MORE » – from   Entomology

Cicada killers are on the wing

North Carolina’s steamy July days bring out some of our most spectacular solitary wasps. These sleek and streamlined hunters are quite docile toward humans, but are to be feared by other insects and MORE » – from   Entomology

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2015 4-H Summer Discovery

4-H Summer Discovery is a collection of educational workshops, field trips, and hands-on activities planned especially for McDowell County youth.  This special program is designed to give youth positive learning opportunities and focus MORE »

2015 McDowell County Junior Livestock Show

The 69th annual McDowell County Junior Livestock Show will be Saturday, August 1st beginning at 9am. This promises to be another great show, so get your entries in early, the deadline is Thursday, MORE »

Ground cover bees

March through May are typical months to notice the activity of ground-nesting bees in turf.  Activity has already been reported this year, despite the cool weather, and will likely increase in the coming weeks.  These bees MORE »

2015 McDowell Junior Horse Show

The Junior Horse Show will be Saturday, April 11th at 10:00am at the McDowell Saddle Club Show Grounds on Highway 226 South off 1-40. Attached are the rules, list of classes, premiums and MORE »

CRITICAL TEMPERATURES

If a cow has good winter hair, she does fine until temperatures drop below 20 to 30 degrees F. Below that, she compensates for heat loss by increasing energy intake; she must increase MORE »

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Extension Master Gardener Training

Be a volunteer for your community. In the Extension Master Gardener program you learn about home horticulture and you have the opportunity to spread that knowledge to others in our MORE »

Stink Bugs! They’re here!

At this time of year, the days grow shorter and the adult stink bugs decide it's time to call it quits and start looking for places to pass the MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Livestock ShowSat Aug 1 - Sat Aug 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
McDowell Agricultural Center 188 Ag Services Drive Marion NC 28752
— 8 hours ago
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Depot St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 1 hour away
From Plant to Plate: Food PreservationSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
930 Shady Ln, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 2 hours away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board MeetingMon Aug 3, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 2 days away
WBRM 1250 AM Radio ProgramTue Aug 4, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 3 days away
SD Grandfather MtnTue Aug 4, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 3 days away
Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Aug 4, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 3 days away
SD PotteryThu Aug 6, 2015
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 5 days away
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