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Hen under close scrutiny at FFA poultry evaluations at the State Fairgrounds.

Avian Flu Information

Extension and NCDA&CS are working together to develop a response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Find the latest information regarding this at NCDA&CS.

Hen under close scrutiny at FFA poultry evaluations at the State Fairgrounds.

Avian Flu Information

Extension and NCDA&CS are working together to develop a response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Find the latest information regarding this at NCDA&CS.

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Davidson County 4-H
Fall Plant Fundraiser Has Started!

It’s that time of year again!  The weather is getting cooler, the county fair has come and gone, and 4-H is beginning their fall fundraiser. Davidson County 4-H is hosting a Fall Plant Sale featuring a variety of fruit trees and bushes.  Plant offerings have been hand selected based on our location for best survival rate.  This year’s offerings include Brown Turkey and Celeste figs; Ouachita blackberries; Climax, Premier, and Brightwell blueberries; and Nesbitt and Tara muscadines.  These plants come in one-gallon pots and cost $8.00 each.  New this year are Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Gala, and Fuji apple trees and Moonglow pear trees.  These trees come in five-gallon buckets and cost $25.00 each.  Plants will be delivered to the Davidson County Extension Office and will need to be picked up on October 22nd. The purchase of these items helps strengthen the 4-H Clubs that are in our community and our overall county 4-H Program. Sales are currently happening and will continue until October 14th.   To place your order, please contact the 4-H office at 242-2086 or stop by our address of 301 East Center Street, Lexington.  Links to information is also listed below. 2015 4-H Fall Plant Sale Flyer 2015 4-H Fall Plant Sale Order Form

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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2016 Davidson County
Extension Master Gardener Course Information Seminar

Are You Interested In Becoming  A NC Extension Master Gardener? Davidson County residents wanting to become part of the exciting volunteer experience as a NC Extension Master Gardener to attend our : INFORMATION DAY SEMINAR This meeting will introduce you to the NC Extension Master Gardener program and explain what is expected of a volunteer.  You will also get a chance to talk with members of the Master Gardener community and get answers to your questions. Applications will be available at the conclusion of the meeting Looking forward to meeting you at one of our Information Days! When:  Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 2015 OR Thursday Oct. 22nd, 2015 12:00-1:00pm 12:00-1:00pm Where: Davidson County Agricultural Center 301 East Center Street, Lexington NC 27292

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Now Accepting
Applications for the 2016 Extension Master Gardener Course

mgapplication2016 The Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture. It provides educational assistance to the citizens of the county concerning lawns, fruits, vegetables, trees, and ornamentals through the utilization of a trained and supervised volunteer staff.  Davidson County Cooperative Extension is now accepting applications for the 2016 Master Gardener Course.  The course is 40 hours of instruction on horticulture topics including: lawns; ornamental trees and shrubs; insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition; vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation. You will receive a North Carolina Gardener Handbook--- full of comprehensive horticultural subjects. It will be a valuable tool in answering any of your plant questions.  The class will meet Wednesdays from 1-4PM beginning January 20- May 11 at the Davidson and Rowan County Agricultural Centers.  The course cost $150.00.  Scholarships may be available to those needing assistance with the fee.  The rewards of becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer include: Participation in a quality horticultural course Receiving answers to their own gardening questions Interacting with other people who have a common interest Helping people expand their gardening knowledge Making a difference in their community If you not sure if you want to be a Master Gardener Volunteer you can find out more by attending one of our information days on September 29th, or October 22nd from 12-1pm at the Davidson County Extension Center. If you would like to become a Master Gardener Volunteer please contact the Davidson County Extension Center at 336-242-2080 for an application or for more information.

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Money Does Grow on Trees popular

Managing your forestland can be an excellent long-term investment. Over the years, income from managed timber stands has exceeded that from most other crops in terms of value added per acre per year. Even MORE »

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