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FREE Pesticide
Pick-Up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? Then don’t miss this great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted dusty old pesticides! Pesticides that will be accepted include: insecticides herbicides fungicides fumigants rodenticides growth regulators Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will NOT be accepted at this collection day.  October 4, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Recycling Center in Bryson City (off of Old Hwy. 19) Contact Christy Bredenkamp at 488-3848 for more information For residents in Swain and Jackson Counties and the surrounding area. SPONSORED BY: The NC Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program Swain County Cooperative Extension, and Swain County Government

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pesticidepickupday16

FREE Pesticide
Pick-Up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? Then don’t miss this great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted dusty old pesticides! Pesticides that will be accepted include: insecticides herbicides fungicides fumigants rodenticides growth regulators Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will NOT be accepted at this collection day.  October 4, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Recycling Center in Bryson City (off of Old Hwy. 19) Contact Christy Bredenkamp at 488-3848 for more information For residents in Swain and Jackson Counties and the surrounding area. SPONSORED BY: The NC Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program Swain County Cooperative Extension, and Swain County Government

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COUNTY NICKELS FOR
KNOW-HOW REFERENDUM ANNOUNCEMENT

County Nickels for Know-How Referendum The Jackson and Swain County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2016. Robert Hawk, County Extension Director said polling places have been established in the County.  The polling locations are as follows: Jackson and Swain County Extension Office Hawk explained that the referendum is being held to let users and produces of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program.  This program has been in place since 1948, and the law requires that a new referendum be held every six years. A 2/3 favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to support agricultural research and education.  The assessment is fifteen cents per hundred pounds on feed and fertilizer produced in North Carolina. The funds, about $1.4 million annually, are collected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and then allocated by the NC Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.’s 148 volunteer Board of Directors to support agricultural research and extension projects at NC State University benefiting agriculture in North Carolina. For more information on the referendum please call your County Extension Office at: 586-4009 - Jackson or 488-3848 - Swain.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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NC Hospitality &
Pride Customer Service Training

The Tourism Extension office at NC State University has released a newly updated customer service training. NC Hospitality & Pride is designed to support a wide range of businesses across the state. The goal of this training is to recognize the role played by each employee in their organization and community and to improve customer service skills statewide.

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Local Food Focus

Jackson County offers a wide variety of local foods from its 245 farmers. Cooperative Extension supports local foods by asking consumers to spend 10% of their food budget on local foods. With North MORE »

Forest Management Plan Seminar

Join Jonathan McCall, with the North Carolina Forest Service, who will be presenting on the “What, how, and why” of Forest Management Plans Thursday, September 8th, at 7PM Swain Senior Center 125 Brendle MORE »

Postharvest Handling for Enhanced Shelf Life Workshop

The economic success of fruit and vegetable production is highly dependent on postharvest quality preservation. When marketing fresh fruits and vegetables, understanding the processes affecting product quality during storage and transportation is essential MORE »

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Smokies Ski Walking School

We are fortunate to have mountains to see everyday, but also to condition ourselves with well maintained trails that climb our mountains, but also pathways that we have at our parks, schools, developing MORE »

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The Leopold Education Project (LEP)

Jackson and Swain counties have many wonderful natural attributes such as clean water, diverse forests, good bottomland soils for agriculture, fish and wildlife to harvest or enjoy. Our counties have produced many heroes MORE »

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CloverbudsWed Sep 28, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM— 11 hours ago
CloverbudsWed Sep 28, 2016
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM— 11 hours ago
Smokies Ski Walking & Stone Workout with Smart Eating ProgramThu Sep 29, 2016 Today
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Deep Creek Pavilion, Bryson City
— 15 hours away
YLCSun Oct 2, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 4 days away
YLCSun Oct 2, 2016
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 749 NC-107, Sylva, NC 28779, USA
— 4 days away
Sewing BeeMon Oct 3, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Rd, Suite 205, Sylva, NC 28779
— 5 days away
FREE Pesticide Pick-Up DayTue Oct 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Recycling Center in Bryson City (off of Old Hwy. 19)
— 5 days away
High Tunnels 101 SeminarTue Oct 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Road, Sylva (room 234)
— 5 days away
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