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"Vermicomposting" Session

Conservation Field
Day

Conservation Field Day was held on October 7, 2015 with 5th-grade students from across Rutherford County.  The Rutherford Extension Center highlighted "Vermicomposting" with the students.  Other agencies that were part of the Field Day included RS Central FFA, Chimney Rock State Park, Forestry Products, Farm Service Agency, Duke Energy, Rutherford County Beekeepers, SWEEP, and NC Forest Service.

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"Vermicomposting" Session

Conservation Field
Day

Conservation Field Day was held on October 7, 2015 with 5th-grade students from across Rutherford County.  The Rutherford Extension Center highlighted "Vermicomposting" with the students.  Other agencies that were part of the Field Day included RS Central FFA, Chimney Rock State Park, Forestry Products, Farm Service Agency, Duke Energy, Rutherford County Beekeepers, SWEEP, and NC Forest Service.

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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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Daisy

Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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New Pest for North Carolina – Emerald Ash Borer

 New Pest Update – Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Area Over North Carolina            The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was introduced into the United States in 2002 in the Michigan area.  Since then, it’s MORE »

2016 WNC Agricultural Options Grants

WNC Agricultural Options program is now accepting grant applications from farmers who are diversifying or expanding their farm businesses.  WNC AgOptions helps to offset farmers’ risk of trying new ventures with $3,000 and MORE »

Recertification Safety Training

Please refer to the monthly Recertification Opportunity Class listings on the NCDA&CS web-site for class offerings. If you no longer need to maintain your Private Applicator’s License, or have questions concerning your training MORE »

New Soil Sampling Fees

Beginning December 1, 2013 a new soil-testing fee will be charged for all soil samples processed by North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Science’s (NCDA&CS) Agronomic Division. A $4.00 Fee will be MORE »

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Rutherford County is one of the 73 counties across North Carolina offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Our trained Volunteer staff provide educational assistane to county residents concerning lawns, fruit & vegetable production, MORE »

Commercial Agriculture in Rutherford County

Within Rutherford County a wide-range of animal and crop diversity exists. Full- and part-time commercial producers rely on the Cooperative Extension Service to provide the latest research to assist their operations in being MORE »

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)

     Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive pest of soft skinned fruit and was first detected in North Carolina during 2010.  The insects will lay their eggs in sound, harvestable fruit and MORE »

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EVENTS View All
"Masters' Morning" - Rutherford County Extension Master Gardener VolunteersThu Aug 4, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Rutherford County Extension Center - Auditorium
— 5 days away
Food Preservation - Hands-On Workshop - Salsa & SaucesTue Aug 9, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
193 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale, NC 28160, USA
— 1 week away
Food Preservation - Hands-On Workshop - Salsa & SaucesTue Aug 9, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
193 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale, NC 28160, USA
— 1 week away
Food Preservation - Hands-On Workshop - JuicesThu Aug 11, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
193 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale, NC 28160, USA
— 2 weeks away
Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Food Preservation - Hands-On Workshop - JuicesThu Aug 11, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
193 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale, NC 28160, USA
— 2 weeks away
Rutherford County Beekeepers AssociationTue Aug 16, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ruttherford Extension Center - Auditorium
— 2 weeks away
IPM Workshop WeedsWed Aug 17, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 3 weeks away
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