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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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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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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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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 »

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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Woodland Steward Series: Part 2Wed Aug 19 - Fri Aug 21, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 2 weeks 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
— 2 months away
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