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Au Revoir! Bonne
Chance!

Please join us in wishing our Local Foods Agent, Kellyn Montgomery, good bye and good luck. Kellyn has served Catawba county as our Local Foods Agent for the past two years. She has done a magnificent jobs raising awareness about local foods in Catawba county. During her time here, she initiated the annual tradition of Eat, Drink, & Be Local - a county wide celebration of local food and farmers in the 3rd week of June. Kellyn led numerous programs, farmer's market events, film viewings, articles, and radio interviews to encourage people to consider what they are eating and where it comes from. Developing a local food system is really about community development. Community development is a mission that Kellyn has put her heart and soul into here in Catawba County. We would like to take this time to thank Kellyn for all the amazing work she's done and wish her great luck in her future endeavors. "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard"   -Winnie the Pooh 

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kellyn pic

Au Revoir! Bonne
Chance!

Please join us in wishing our Local Foods Agent, Kellyn Montgomery, good bye and good luck. Kellyn has served Catawba county as our Local Foods Agent for the past two years. She has done a magnificent jobs raising awareness about local foods in Catawba county. During her time here, she initiated the annual tradition of Eat, Drink, & Be Local - a county wide celebration of local food and farmers in the 3rd week of June. Kellyn led numerous programs, farmer's market events, film viewings, articles, and radio interviews to encourage people to consider what they are eating and where it comes from. Developing a local food system is really about community development. Community development is a mission that Kellyn has put her heart and soul into here in Catawba County. We would like to take this time to thank Kellyn for all the amazing work she's done and wish her great luck in her future endeavors. "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard"   -Winnie the Pooh 

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high tunnel

High Tunnel
Construction Workshop

September 8th and 9th 9:00am-2:00pm & 9:00am-12:00pm Agricultural Resource Center Catawba County Cooperative Extension will be kicking off the Specialty Crop Series with a 2 day intensive training on high tunnels. The workshop shop will discuss high tunnel basics, management of high tunnels, challenges with high tunnels, and plasticulture systems with hands on construction of a low cost tunnel made from PVC. Space is very limited. Cost for the workshop is $80 dollars. Participants must plan to attend both days. To register for this workshop, please contact Der Xiong.

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2015 4-H Summer
Fun

 2015 Summer Fun Brochure 4-H Summer Fun Agricultural Resources Center 1175 South Brady Ave. Newton, NC 28658 Summer Fun offers hands-on learning in a well supervised environment with programs designed to introduce youth to 4-H and new areas of interests.  4-H membership is not needed to attend. July and August camps and programs with openings remaining include: * Arm Knitting - July 13 * Beginner Sewing - July 21-22 * Storm the Castle - July 23 * Beginner Irish Step - July 24 * Focus on Fitness - August 11-14 * Discovery Days - August 17-20

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preserve corn

Extending the Shelf
Life of Garden Produce

Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director in a presentation about how to handle, store, and preserve produce.  Whether it is coming out of the garden, fresh from the farmer's market, or wrapped from the supermarket there are a number of things that you can do to extend the storage life of your produce.  We will discuss post harvest strategies, how produce should be stored for the short term, and an overview of food preservation methods and considerations for maximizing food safety. This presentation is part of our home gardener series designed to help both beginner and advanced gardeners enjoy all of the health, enjoyment, and learning that comes from growing some of your own produce.Extending Shelf Life of Garden Produce August 18th 6-7 PM Patrick Beaver Memorial Library August 25th 6:30 - 7:30 PM Maiden Library 11 S A Ave, Maiden, NC 28650 August 27th 6:30 - 7:30 PM Newton Library 115 W C St Newton, NC 28658

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Sign up to receive our monthly update as soon as it comes out!  That way you can register for workshops before they fill up.  Sign Up Check out our past monthly updates: March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 See what's happening this month with Cooperative Extension in Caldwell County. March 2015 Caldwell

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Fall lettuce

Get a Second Season by Sowing Now

Our summer season is peaking and our vegetables will soon be past their prime and producing less.  NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Amy Hill shares timely tips on how to reinvigorate your MORE » – from   Gardening

Summer Vegetable Gardening Tips and Chores

The middle of the summer can mean family vacation, summer camps, being on the lake, and much more. Summer holds many different attractions that can take away from doing necessary garden chores. Gardening MORE »

Steps to Health

Reducing Childhood Obesity with Steps to Health Some elementary students will be making healthier food and drink choices this summer vacation as a result of their participation in Steps to Health during the MORE »

4-H Presentations

4-H Presentation Winners – Catawba County 4-H’ers recently attended and competed in presentations at 4-H District Activity Day held in Cabarrus County. Over 200 youth from the South Central Extension district competed in MORE »

Farm Tours With a Twist

Catawba County’s Eat Drink and Be Local (EDBL) Week is coming up June 15-20th. There will be many opportunities during EDBL for the public to get a deeper insight into the lives of MORE »

Fly Control For Livestock During The Summer

Warmer temperatures have finally brought about one of the peskiest insects that livestock owners have to deal with each year – flies.  The winged creatures torment animals and humans alike, bite and annoy MORE »

Help! – I Have Moles and Voles

Help! – I Have Moles and Voles by Dr. George Place Director Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service Lawn, landscape, or garden damage from wildlife is one of the most common calls that we MORE »

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Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Aug 11, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 week away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Aug 17, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 2 weeks away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Sep 8, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 month away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Sep 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 2 months away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Oct 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 2 months away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Oct 19, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 3 months away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Nov 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 3 months away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Nov 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 3 months away
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