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Description: Woodland Stewards: A regional Extension program for landowners.


Getting to know your woodlands: A primer for beginners

Join other woodland landowners through out the region to learn about how you can take better care of your woodlands. This is a regional Extension course being offered in 5 sessions.  The first four sessions are webinars hosted by your local Extension center on Thursdays from 7-9 PM from February 21, 2019 to March 14, 2019. 

February 21, 2019: 7-9 PM   Getting to know your Woodlands, learn how natural and human forests have shaped the forest in this region and the importance of this knowledge when developing management plans and practices on their forests.

February 28, 2019: 7-9 PM Managing your Woodlands, learn about the basics of pine and hardwood management with tips on managing for the future.

March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019: 7-9 PM  Wildlife and Woodlands, learn about wildlife and your woodlands with a focus on wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.

An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Clay - https://clay.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett - https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pitt - https://pitt.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Scotland - https://scotland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wake - https://wake.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wilson - https://wilson.ces.ncsu.edu/
Feb 28 Thu

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258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA 258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA Madison County Center 2 days away
Description:

Bring a dish and share in the bounty of your harvest. Wild game, fish, and vegetables are all welcome. Deserts will not be refused!
A short update on happenings around wildlife will take place.

Jan 24 Thu
258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA 258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA Madison County Center 6 days away
Description:

Dairy Cow Share Meeting

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Madison County Extension Office
The new farm bill has passed a Dairy Cow Share law. This allows dairy producers of any species to sell shares of their animals to consumers. In exchange the share holder has access to that animal's pasteurized or unpasteurized products (ex. milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.).

If this new program interests you please attend the meeting.

Jan 28 Mon
Madison County Extension Center, 258 Carolina Lane Marshall, NC Madison County Extension Center, 258 Carolina Lane Marshall, NC Madison County Center 1 week away
Description:

The Agritourism Short Course is a partnership with AB Technical College to offer a series of educational sessions for farmers who are already involved in Agritourism or who want to start an Agritourism business.

Jan 31 Thu
1 week away
Description:

NC Cooperative Extension Agents and Specialist along with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services personnel will cover licencing information, compliance, THC-testing, and research updates. A panel of licensed growers will answer questions about their experience in the Industrial Hemp Program following the presentations.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Ayers at 828-649-2411 or elizabeth_ayers@ncsu.edu
www.eventbrite.com/e/industrial-hemp-information-meeting-tickets-54720882633

Feb 1 Fri
Watauga Agricultural Center Watauga Agricultural Center Madison County Center 2 weeks away
Description: Held on February 9th at the Watauga Agricultural Center from 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Scaling Up will increase producers’ capacity and to scale up to new markets. 


Sessions will focus on building collaborations across the food chain, food quality and food safety, marketing local food, and recordkeeping and business planning.

Featuring: 
Keynote: Determining Market Channels w/ Matt LeRoux (Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Locally-sourced Lunch and Resource Fair

Breakout Sessions on Pricing Meat Products, Building Efficiency, Quality, & Resiliency in Vegetable Production, and Untangling Food Safety Regulations and Best Practices for Commercial Kitchens

Roundtable on the National Food Hub Landscape


See the Full Program


Cost — $25-35 (sliding scale)


To Register Click Here
Feb 9 Sat
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA Madison County Center 3 weeks away
Description: FEB. 12 – 14, 2019 

SHOW TIMES Tues., 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. 
Wed., 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. 
Thur., 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. 

Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, Georgia USA 

http://www.ippexpo.org/edu_prgms/



Read more at: https://madison.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/12/ippe-educational-production-and-processing-expo/
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