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McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

McDowell County
Agriculture Facts

McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

McDowell County
Agriculture Facts

McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

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Local Foods

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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Extension Center on Social Media

McDowell County Extension Center uses Social Media.

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2016 4-H Summer

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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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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Honey bee. Photo: Jeremy Slone

Studying Strawberry Pollination

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions are: 1. What insects pollinate commercially grown strawberries in the southeast? 2. How are MORE » – from   Entomology

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Batcrow Farms Follows a Dream

Derrick Sides grew up on a farm and has a love of the land and agriculture but his perspective is unique. Having been an artist and involved in local government he decided to try MORE » – from   NC Farm School

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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 »

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Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Aug 23, 2016 Today
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 6 hours ago
McDowell Cattlemens Association Meeting Tue Aug 23, 2016 Today
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
8362 Old Fort Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 3 hours ago
Appalachian Wood Energy InnovationsWed Aug 24 - Fri Aug 26, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Crowne Plaza Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 hours away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Aug 30, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 7 days away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board MeetingMon Sep 5, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
— 2 weeks away
WBRM 1250 AM Radio ProgramTue Sep 6, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 2 weeks away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Sep 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Nursery Weed Management Field DayWed Sep 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hawksridge Farms 4243 S. NC 127 Hwy, Hickory, NC
— 2 weeks away
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