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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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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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Try 4-H

Madison County 4-H… making the best better! Hey Kids…looking for something fun to do? Try 4-H…there are loads of ways to get involved. Madison County 4-H serves youth ages 5-18 through clubs, special MORE »

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Buying Local – NC 10% Campaign

The newest campaign to save our farms is to spend 10% of your monthly food budget locally.  A family of four will spend on average $400 a month on groceries.  Ten percent of MORE »

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[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 5 days 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
— 2 months away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 2 months away
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jun 26, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 2 months away
Commercial Pesticide ExamWed Jul 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Center, 98, East Morgan Street, Brevard NC
— 2 months away
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jul 10, 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
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jul 17, 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
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jul 24, 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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