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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Jackson County publishes newsletters about agriculture, family and home and 4-H and youth development. To subscribe to any of these newsletters send an e-mail indicating which newsletter(s) you are interested in to: Hard copies are available to Jackson and Swain County citizens.


4-C – Newsletter

To inform the public about programs that enhance the community with livestock, agriculture, community and economic development such as customer service, conservation stewardship and a more healthy lifestyle with personal conditioning.


Spring – Ski Walking, Code of the West Training, Leopold Education Project, Livestock Programs

Christmas Tree Newsletters

The Christmas Tree Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication with helpful information for commercial Fraser Fir growers in Jackson & Swain Counties and in the “low country” of Western North Carolina. If you would like to subscribe to this e-newsletter or have hard copies mailed to you, please contact us at (828) 488-3848 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at

February-April  –  Annual Christmas Tree Seminar, Facts and Talking Points

May-June – Christmas Tree Newsletter

July-August – Christmas Tree Newsletter

September – October– Christmas Tree Newsletter

November – January  2019-2020– Christmas Tree Newsletter


Home Gardening Newsletters

The Home Gardening Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication full of helpful information for lawn, landscape and garden enthusiasts in Jackson and Counties. If you would like to subscribe to this e-newsletter or have hard copies mailed to you, please contact us at (828) 586-40098 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at

Strawberry, Blackberry & Raspberry Seminars, Upcoming Bee School

April-May – Organic Pest Management Seminar, Fire Blight on Fruit Trees, Horticulture Tips for Spring

June-July – Insects that Feed at Night, Pruning Tips for Hydrangeas, Horticulture Tips for the Month of June and Upcoming Bee Meetings

August-September Home Gardening Newsletter

October-November – Grants Available, Winter Squash

January-February – Home Gardening Newsletter