Grants, Plants, & Webinars!

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Meat & Produce Donations

On behalf of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Madison County, we are grateful for the ways in which our community is coming together like never before to ensure every individual and family has the resources needed to supply their basic needs.
Thank you for helping our local hunger relief efforts. No donation is too big or too small.
Drop off of produce and meat products will be every Tuesday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County office, located at 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC 28753.
Please contact Rebecca Bradley or Elizabeth Ayers with any questions: or 828-649-2411 ext. 4 or 828-649-2411  ext. 3

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2020 Webinars – ALL FREE

  1. Livestock Webinar Series: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. – Register Online
  2. Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference Webinar Series: Tuesday’s at 6:30 p.m. – Register Online
  3. Small Fruit and Tree Fruit: May 6, 2 p.m. – Register Online
  4. Backyard Poultry: May 13, 2 p.m. – Register Online
  5. Small Ruminant: May 15, 1 p.m. – Register Online
  6. Soil Testing: May 20, 3 p.m. – Register online

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Marketing Division, with support from Warren County Economic Development, is offering a free six-part webinar series on Social Media for Farmers. Kristen Baughman Taber, founder of Tabletop Media Group, will present from noon – 1 p.m. on the following topics:

May 12           Facebook

Today we’ll make sure your business is set for success on Facebook! We’ll go over how to “go live” on Facebook, walk through how to create a Facebook ad, and the power of using video on this platform. This class is not an introduction to Facebook and assumes participants have a basic knowledge of the platform.

Register online


May 14           Google Business

Does your farm have a Google Business page? We’ll walk you through how to set up this free service, use Google Analytics from your business page, how to create successful Google Business posts, and create special offers for your customers.

Register online


May 19          Using your Smartphone to Create Video

You likely keep a powerful video tool in your pocket every day! Learn how to use your smartphone to create quality video content for your social media channels. Plus, we’ll go over some fun video editing tools like FilmoraGo.

Register online

May 21           Canva, PicMonkey and Photo Tips

You’ve taken a decent photo on your smartphone, but now what? Let’s walk through quick tricks and tips for editing those photos. We’ll also discuss how to create flyers and graphics to use on social media using Canva and PicMonkey.

Register online

Home Garden Starts

In cooperation with Beacon of Hope, the Madison County Garden Club and Marshall Native Gardens Initiative have joined forces to coordinate a “Home Garden Starts Initiative”. This project involves growing and collecting vegetable & herb starts from a variety of community sources and distributing them to those local families most in need.
We are asking local gardeners to consider getting involved by beginning their seed starts at home for contribution to this project. Our partner for this initiative, The Madison County Extension Office, will be providing us with greenhouse space for all the collected plants.
This project will be providing weekly deliveries of plants to Beacon of Hope for their distribution beginning on May 11th. Beacon of Hope will make the plant starts distributions to their clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the end of May.
Please call Scott Moore at 813-857-7268 or Ed McNally at 828-333-3883 for more details. Many thanks for your donations!