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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 »

Red headed flea beetles popular

This week Cliff Ruth told me they were finding red headed flea beetle adults and larvae in mountain nurseries. They became active in Raleigh a couple weeks ago around when Magnolia grandiflora were MORE » – from   Entomology

Ambrosia beetles slow down

This week did not find many ambrosia beetles in our traps this week (there will always be a few) and did not get any attacks on our experimental trees. So we may be MORE » – from   Entomology

Bagworm larvae active popular

If you have conifers or other plants that seem to have grown weird, dangling pinecones, look again because you have bagworms. Bagworms have been hatching for the last week or so. You can MORE » – from   Entomology

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 »


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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From Plant to Plate: Home Gardening Sat May 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
930 Shady Ln, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— Tomorrow
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board MeetingMon Jun 1, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 3 days away
WBRM 1250 AM Radio ProgramTue Jun 2, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 4 days away
Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Jun 2, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 5 days away
From Plant to Plate: Cooking with EFNEPSat Jun 6, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
930 Shady Ln, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 1 week away
Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Jun 9, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
McDowell Honeybees MeetingThu Jun 11, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion, NC 28752, United States
— 2 weeks away
Summer Discovery Fish ON!Fri Jun 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 2 weeks away
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