October 31, 2014

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Winter Hours Begin November 1

Beginning 11/1/2014 the VCRFM will operate under their Fall/Winter Schedule: The Farmers market will be open on SATURDAYS ONLY: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Also check out the latest flyer for What’s at the Market:  What’s at the Market 11.1.14-1

DuPont Forest planning November timber harvest

CEDAR MOUNTAIN – DuPont State Recreational Forest will be harvesting timber in November on 35 acres near the Conservation Road and Lake Julia Dam Road and on 25 acres near Joanna Road. The start date for the work is dependent on the weather, but there will be periodic trail closures as well as forestry equipment […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board Meeting November 6th, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will meet Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr. Henderson, NC. The meeting is open to the public.

Fall wildfire season is here; be careful when burning yard debris

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents to think safety and exercise caution during the fall fire season, which typically lasts from mid-October into December.   In the fall, people do a lot of yard work that often includes burning leaves and yard debris. These fires sometimes escape and start wildfires. The N.C. […]

Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 19

RALEIGH – County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide general appropriations and $1 million for military base and training buffers. The statewide general appropriations are anticipated future […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

AG BUSINESS CLASS – DON’T MISS THIS! SPACE STILL AVAILABLE Are you considering a new farm enterprise? Want to figure out how to better manage an existing one? Then this class is for you! In seven classes, you will learn the basics of business planning, marketing, operations, financials and business proposals, with a focus on […]

NC strawberry referendum to be held during Southeast Strawberry Expo in November

RALEIGH — North Carolina strawberry growers will hold a referendum to decide whether to increase the current strawberry assessment during the Southeast Strawberry Expo in Pinehurst Nov. 17-19. Started in 1989, the strawberry assessment is used to advance strawberry research and marketing to improve the industry. Dexter Hill, strawberry marketing specialist with the N.C. Department […]

Handcrafted Holiday Market presented by the Vance County Regional Farmers Market November 22, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will be hosting it’s inaugural Handcrafted Holiday Market, November 22nd from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Artisans & Crafters who are interested in having a booth are asked to please contact Tracy Madigan at (252)598-0814 or farmersmarket@vancecounty.org for an application. 

Jr. Livestock Sale of Champions brings in $167,700

RALEIGH – The junior livestock grand and reserve grand champion steers, barrows, lambs, goats and turkeys were auctioned in the Sale of Champions on Saturday at the N.C. State Fair. Bidders paid a total of $167,700 for the top animals, the highest auction total ever. “The State Fair’s livestock shows highlight some of the best […]

Farmland Preservation workshops to be held across the state

RALEIGH – The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund will hold six workshops across the state for those interested in protecting local agricultural lands. The ADFP Trust Fund will be collaborating with the state USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service staff to host these workshops. The Farmland Preservation workshops target non-profit conservation organizations and […]