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Small Flocks and
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Small Flocks and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Sept 11 1-3 PM Burke County Center 130 Ammons Drive Suite 2 Morganton, NC 28655 1:00 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: North Carolina Agriculture's Response Planning and Preparedness; Dr. Mandy Tolson; NCDA&CS 2:00 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: What You Can Do NOW to Reduce the Risk to Your Flock; Dr. Donna Carver; NCSU Cooperative Extension Poultry Veterinarian Goals of the meetings: To provide backyard and small flock owners with an overview of the current situation on the HPAI outbreak in the United States and how North Carolina is planning to protect our flocks. To discuss registration of backyard and small flock owners and how it will benefit their flocks. To answer questions about how to keep backyard and small flocks safe from potential infection.

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high tunnel

High Tunnel
Construction Workshop

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. The registration fee will cover lunch on September 8th, snacks, flash drive with information presented, and materials for the workshop. Participants must plan to attend both days. Download registration forms here. Please fill out registration form and mail check in no later than September 3rd. For more information please contact Der Xiong at der_xiong@ncsu.edu or 828-465-8248. Please dress for outdoors.

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Cover Crops for
Gardening

Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director in a presentation about how to utilize cover crops in your garden.  Cover cropping is one of the best soil building practices that you can incorporate in your garden rotation.  We will discuss how this key practice can help you: improve your soil fertility, improve the water holding capacity of your garden beds, attract beneficial insects, improve weed control, catch and utilize residual fertilizer, and add a beautiful floral presence during both the summer and winter.  We will discuss planting and management of both summer and winter cover cropping options. 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. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library Sept 15th 6-7 PM Newton Library 115 W C St Newton, NC 28658 Sept 17th 6:30 - 7:30 PM Maiden Library 11 S A Ave, Maiden, NC 28650 Sept 29th 6:30 - 7:30 PM

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Gardening In A Drought

This has been a challenging season for gardening with many parts of Catawba County only receiving a few inches of rain since April.  I urge our area gardeners not to lose hope but, MORE »

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Protect your Backyard Chickens popular

Avian Infuenza is a virus transmitted by migrating birds, here is some background information and tips for protecting your flock during the fall migration (September and October). History Dec 2014 – First case in MORE » – from   Gardening

How to Beat Garden Diseases

The outbreak of plant disease in the garden is almost as inevitable as stink bugs and Japanese beetles.  However, there are several tactics that gardeners can execute to slow the spread of diseases MORE »

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 »

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EVENTS View All
High Tunnel Construction Workshop Day 1Tue Sep 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 3 days away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Sep 8, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 4 days away
High Tunnel Construction Workshop Day 2Wed Sep 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 4 days away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 5 days away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Sep 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 2 weeks away
Growing Garlic and other Bulb CropsThu Oct 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 1 month away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Oct 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 1 month away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Oct 19, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 1 month away
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