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McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

McDowell County
Agriculture Facts

McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

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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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McDowell County
Extension Center on Social Media

McDowell County Extension Center uses Social Media.

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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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2015 Jr. Horse and Livestock Show Results

The McDowell Agriculture Youth Foundation held the 69th annual Junior Livestock Show at the Agricultural Center in Marion.  Fifty-seven youth ages 5 to 19 from across the state participated by exhibiting their rabbits, MORE »

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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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Historic Marion Tailgate MarketSat Aug 29, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Depot St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 2 hours ago
WBRM 1250 AM Radio ProgramTue Sep 1, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 3 days away
Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Sep 1, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketSat Sep 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Depot St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 7 days away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board MeetingMon Sep 7, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 1 week away
Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Sep 8, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 2 weeks away
McDowell Honeybees MeetingThu Sep 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion, NC 28752, United States
— 2 weeks away
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