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McDowell County Agriculture 2012 Census

McDowell County
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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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McDowell County Extension Center uses Social Media.

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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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Brown stink bug feeding above the crown of seedling corn. This will result in leaf holes, but probably not stunting, tillering, or plant death.

How to Avoid a Stink Bug Disaster in Corn

Stink bug pressure is already heavy this year.  A lot of seedling injury has been reported (see previous article).  This is caused from adults that overwintered from last year, either in soybean stubble, MORE » – from   Entomology


Now hiring . . . popular

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens


Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and Improved and even better than before, “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free on-line, both as a pdf and, for easy MORE » – from   Gardening

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 »


2016 McDowell Junior Horse Show

The 2016 Junior Horse Show will be Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 am at the McDowell Saddle Club Show Grounds on Highway 226 South off 1-40.   Rain Date:  April 10th at 1:00 MORE »

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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 5 days away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Board MeetingMon Jun 6, 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 Jun 7, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 2 weeks away
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 2 weeks away
4-H Teen Camp (Summer Discovery)Tue Jun 14, 2016 @ 6:00 AM -
Fri Jun 17, 2016 @ 7:00 AM Where:
4-H Teen Trip Jekyll Island Georgia
— 3 weeks away
Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTue Jun 14, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Healthy HabitsWed Jun 15, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
McDowell County Senior Center, Spaulding Road, Marion, McDowell, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association MeetingThu Jun 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court St., Marion, NC 28752
— 3 weeks away
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