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Madison County
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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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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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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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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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 »

Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

Madison County Cooperative Extension will host a Shiitake Mushroom Innoculation Workshop on March 27, 2015 from 9:00am til 12:00pm. The cost is $15.00. This class is limited to 40 participants. Each participant will MORE »

BERRY/VEGETABLE ORDER

We are now taking orders for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and asparagus. Quantities are limited so order early.  Click here for the 2015 BERRY ORDER MORE »

Sales Tax Exemption Changes

There are some upcoming changes to sales tax exemption regulation for farmers. Most farmers currently hold an “Agriculture Exemption” certificate from the NC Department of Revenue (NC DOR) that exempts them from paying MORE »

Barns of Madison County

Did you know that there are over 10,000 barns in Madison County?  When considering the fact that farming was the number one industry in Madison County for the majority of it’s history, it MORE »

Mars Hill Elementary Community Garden

Madison Parks and Recreation, Mars Hill Elementary, and Cooperative Extension partnered to build a community garden in the old stadium seating behind the school. Students from the elementary school and volunteers grow vegetables MORE »

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Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 2 weeks away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolTue Apr 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 2 weeks away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Apr 15, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 2 weeks away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Apr 15, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 2 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
Landscape Management WorkshopFri Apr 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Henderson County Cooperative Extension Center, 100 Jackson Park Rd. Hendersonville NC
— 4 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 1 month away
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jun 19, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 months away
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