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NC Disaster
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Get updates on disaster preparedness and recovery information related to severe weather and natural disasters.

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NC Disaster
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Get updates on disaster preparedness and recovery information related to severe weather and natural disasters.

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Local Foods
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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
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McDowell County Extension Center uses Social Media.

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Be Prepared for
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Be prepared for disasters. Visit the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Disaster Information Center.

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Plant a Row for the Hungry

Attention McDowell Vegetable Gardeners: We suffer from obesity and food insecurity in McDowell County.  I encourage gardeners to plant an extra row or just a few extra plants and share their harvest with MORE »

Selecting Plants for your Home Landscape Workshop

Winter is a great time to think about your home landscape and plant selection. Learn characteristics that will help you in choosing plants and review some planning basics. Thursday, January 23 10 am—12 pm North Carolina MORE »

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Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Jul 29, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Corner of Logan and Henderson Street, Marion, NC
— 6 days away
Livestock Show and Centennial CelebrationSat Aug 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
McDowell Agricultural Center
— 1 week away
Extension Centennial CelebrationSat Aug 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
McDowell County Agricultural Center "Ag Barn", Ag Services Drive, Marion, NC
— 1 week away
WBRM 1250 AM Radio ProgramTue Aug 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 2 weeks away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Aug 5, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Corner of Logan and Henderson Street, Marion, NC
— 2 weeks away
Old Fort ECA meetingMon Aug 11, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
Old Fort United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 273 S Catawba Av, Old Fort, NC 28762
— 3 weeks away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Aug 12, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Corner of Logan and Henderson Street, Marion, NC
— 3 weeks away
McDowell HoneybeesThu Aug 14, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
McDowell Senior Center
— 3 weeks away
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