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Madison County
Extension is on Facebook

Madison County Extension has a Facebook page, along with Madison County 4-H and Madison County Family and Consumer Sciences  Check us out and like our pages to see what's happening, such as; upcoming events, meetings and workshops, educational information from each of our agents and pictures.

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Madison County
Extension is on Facebook

Madison County Extension has a Facebook page, along with Madison County 4-H and Madison County Family and Consumer Sciences  Check us out and like our pages to see what's happening, such as; upcoming events, meetings and workshops, educational information from each of our agents and pictures.

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Join Madison County
4-H!

Interested in joining Madison County 4-H? We have many opportunities for youth ages 5-19. Clubs, special events, presentations, project records, community service, friends, and fun are just the icing on the cake. Please call Eve Kindley or Vickie Burick at (828) 649-2411 to learn how you can be part of this great organization. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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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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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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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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2016 WNC AgOptions Grants

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a total of $178,000 to MORE »

2015 4-H Summer Camp Success!

Time flew by this June and July as campers arrived for session after session of summertime fun! The offerings included 4-H Horse Camp, 4-H Cloverbud Wacky & Wild Science Camp, 4-H Cloverbud Spanish MORE »

Will You Donate a Broad Ax?

Will You Donate a Broad Ax? The Appalachian Barn Alliance has assembled a display of barn building tools which is on permanent display in the lobby of the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office. MORE »

Canning and Preserving Made Easy

To learn more about canning or just brush up on the latest information on food preservation, check out this workshop. This program is an introduction to canning, pickling, jams/jellies, freezing and drying. Where: MORE »

Madison County 4-H Summer Camps 2015

Please make plans to join us this summer for fun, educational 4-H adventures here in Madison County, NC! Not a 4-H member? Not a problem! We can help! Simply click on the link MORE »

Why Take Time for Soil Testing

Often, farmers question the need to perform regular soil testing because they only grow grass and other forages for the livestock on their farm. However, that grass or hay is the main source MORE »

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Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Horticulture IPM SymposiumThu Oct 1, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
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