August 25, 2016

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board Meeting September 1st, 2016

The next meeting of the Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will be held on Thursday, September 1st, 2 pm at the Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC). Our meetings are open to the public. 

Registration open for Backyard Famers Series

This Fall, Warren County Cooperative Extension will once again offer the Backyard Farmers Series. This educational program is designed for those who would like to learn how to make the most of their land. Whether you have a quarter acre, 25 acres or more, the Backyard Farmers classes will teach you how to make it […]

Troxler announces availability of bioenergy research grants

The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. The N.C. General Assembly approved $1 million in funding for the 2016-2017 budget cycle. Nearly $74,000 has been committed to multi-year projects that were started with the 2015-2016 […]

Allegheny, Ashe, Avery: Top Christmas Tree Producers

On August 23, 2005, the Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) was adopted as the official state Christmas tree of North Carolina. The idea came from eighth graders at Spruce Pine’s Harris Middle School who petitioned legislators to bestow the special recognition upon the popular conifer after learning of the economic impact the tree had in the […]

Wineries celebrate N.C. Wine Month in September

Wine lovers will have plenty of ways to celebrate the state’s $1.7 billion wine and grape industry in September during North Carolina Wine and Grape Month. The annual celebration aligns with the traditional harvest season of grapes across the state. The N.C. Wine and Grape Growers Council, which promotes the industry, is encouraging consumers to […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates and Upcoming Events

FALL IS FOR FESCUE Tall fescue, being a cool-season grass, grows vigorously during the milder temperaturess of fall and spring. That means we need to do some things now to help it along. The first thing would be to get some slow release nutrients applied so they are in place when the turf needs them. […]

At The Vance County Farmers Market – Week of August 20, 2016

You are invited to the Market to shop and visit!   FRUIT & VEGETABLES: A selection of fresh vegetables and fruits plus canned goods.   FLOWERS: A variety of seasonal plants and flowers. BAKERY: We’ll have breads, pies, cakes and cupcakes! MEAT & EGGS: There will be pasture raised Beef and Shrimp for sale. We’ll have […]

Sweet Corn Variety Demo August 16th, 2016

Come to the Oxford Research Center on Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 pm to view a sweet corn variety demonstration, and get updates on sweet corn production. Extension Agents Gary Cross and Paul McKenzie will review the different varieties planted in the demonstration, and also discuss fertility, insect management and more. This is a great opportunity […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market: At the Market – August 13, 2016

At the Market – August 13, 2016! Be sure to stop by the Market to stock up on veggies. Straw and hay have been added to the agenda. VEGGIES & FRUIT: – Butter Beans (Shelled) – Canary Melons – Cantaloupes – Corn – Eggplant – Green Beans – Honey – Okra – Peas – Peaches […]

Workshop on Sweet Corn August 16, 2016

Come to the Oxford Research Center on Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 pm to view a sweet corn variety demonstration, and get updates on sweet corn production. Extension Agents Gary Cross and Paul McKenzie will review the different varieties planted in the demonstration, and also discuss fertility, insect management and more. This is a great opportunity […]

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