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Jackson County 4-H
Youth Leadership Council Receives Award

Jackson County Youth Leadership Council, Give Change Get Change Committee (GC2), receives the 2013 Youth Giving Site Award from the NC Youth Giving Network!  GC2 is a youth philanthropy group that awards grants for youth-led projects in the community. For more information on how to become involved with GC2 contact the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Office at 828-586-4009.

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Jackson County 4-H
Youth Leadership Council Receives Award

Jackson County Youth Leadership Council, Give Change Get Change Committee (GC2), receives the 2013 Youth Giving Site Award from the NC Youth Giving Network!  GC2 is a youth philanthropy group that awards grants for youth-led projects in the community. For more information on how to become involved with GC2 contact the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Office at 828-586-4009.

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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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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Providing Solutions
for another Century: Extension Strategic Vision & Planning Initiative 2013-2014

N.C. Cooperative Extension has launched a Strategic Vision and Planning Initiative that will take place over the next several months. This process will support and sustain Our Vision and promise to the citizens of North Carolina.

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January is Radon Awareness Month

When I was in Mrs. Stallings chemistry class at Sylva Webster High School. We memorized a periodic table of elements. Fast-forward approximately twenty-five years and I am attending a parent conference for my MORE »

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2015 Appalachian Farm School Program Schedule

Appalachian Farm School is now offering a single, nine-week agribusiness training for small to medium-sized farms -- bringing all your resources together in one place! Learn from regional experts, meet other WNC MORE »

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Pasture Pork Conference popular

Pasture Pork Conference, February 11-12, 2015 in Greensboro, NC. The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) will be hosting a MORE » – from   Local Food

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New Poultry Club Starting in Jackson County popular

There’s a new Poultry Club starting in Jackson County. Are you raising chickens? Do you want to get started? There is renewed interest in raising backyard livestock and the Macon MORE »

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Job Opening with Local NC Cooperative Extension popular

Swain County Extension is seeking an extraordinary leader for the total county 4-H program, which will be responsible for developing and marketing the 4-H Program. 4-H Program will involve training and supporting 4-H MORE »

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Selection and Care of Christmas Trees

Celebrating the Holiday Season with a real Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition. Each year, 25 to 30 million American families celebrate the holiday season with a fresh, farm-grown Christmas Tree. Here MORE »

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NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 2 days away
JAMThu Jan 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM— 2 days away
YLCSun Feb 1, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 5 days away
Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop (two days)Wed Feb 4, 2015
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712, United States
— 1 week away
CloverbudsWed Feb 4, 2015
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM— 1 week away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
JAMThu Feb 5, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM— 1 week away
WD Horse BowlSat Feb 7 - Sat Feb 7, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
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