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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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2016 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 on developing life skills.  Summer Discovery is made possible by dedicated 4-H volunteers and McDowell County Cooperative Extension Service staff. Summer Discovery Online Version 2016 Registration Form 2016 Medical Release Form (required and must be notarized) 4-H Enrollment Form(required)

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From farm to table flier 2016

McDowell County From
Farm to Table

Come join the community on Saturday, August 20 at 7 pm on the Courthouse lawn for a dinner featuring local ingredients. Experience a dinner prepared by a local chef/farmer with the freshest ingredients possible.

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Datana spp. caterpillars feeding on blueberry. Photo via NC State University Plant Disease and Insect Clinic.

What to watch for: Caterpillars in berries popular

The season’s first question about caterpillars in blueberries has arrived, so growers and homeowners should be on the look out for developing populations. Several caterpillars species in the genus Datana feed on NC MORE » – from   Entomology

Earworms/Bollworms in Bt Corn popular

Earworms (known as bollworm in cotton) have been fairly absent in our system over the past few years.  Arguably, at least a small part of this has to be due to widespread plantings MORE » – from   Entomology

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2016 McDowell County Jr. Livestock Show

The 70th  McDowell County Jr. Livestock show will be held on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6.    The Friday show will begin at 5 pm and the Saturday show will begin MORE »

Protective measures of beehives during hurricanes

With uncertain track of hurricane Joaquin, there are some important considerations for beekeepers who may be affected by the heavy rain and winds. Please further disseminate to your local network of beekeepers. First, 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 »

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EVENTS View All
4-H Night at the Ballpark (Summer Discovery)Mon Jul 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Where:
Asheville Tourists
— 2 days away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Jul 26, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 3 days away
4-H Campfire Cooking (Summer Discovery)Thu Jul 28, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 5 days away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board MeetingMon Aug 1, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 1 week away
WBRM 1250 AM Radio ProgramTue Aug 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 1 week away
McDowell 4-H Shooting Sports (Summer Discovery)Tue Aug 2, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 1 week away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Aug 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 1 week away
McDowell 4-H Shooting Sports - Rifle (Summer Discovery)Wed Aug 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 2 weeks away
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