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Yancey County
Extension is on Facebook

Like Yancey County Cooperative Extension on Facebook to see what's happening. We now have a Yancey County Small Farms' facebook page; check out the educational information, workshops and events. Also keep up with the current events of Yancey County 4-H by joining their facebook page. Also, check out Living Fresh with FCS, the new Family & Consumer Sciences Facebook page for excellent information and tips on food safety, nutrition, food preservation, etc. Also, see the Dig-In Garden Facebook page to learn what's happening with the Dig-In Community Garden Project.

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Yancey County
Extension is on Facebook

Like Yancey County Cooperative Extension on Facebook to see what's happening. We now have a Yancey County Small Farms' facebook page; check out the educational information, workshops and events. Also keep up with the current events of Yancey County 4-H by joining their facebook page. Also, check out Living Fresh with FCS, the new Family & Consumer Sciences Facebook page for excellent information and tips on food safety, nutrition, food preservation, etc. Also, see the Dig-In Garden Facebook page to learn what's happening with the Dig-In Community Garden Project.

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2015 ServSafe
Classes

Why ServSafe Certification?    Because the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).Because the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is valid, reliable and legally defensible.  Because it’s certification the industry trusts. In fact, more than 3 million ServSafe Food Protection Manager certifications have been awarded to date.  Cost $105.00, includes book, answer sheet, refreshments. ***Please Pre-register and pre-pay. Make checks payable to:   Yancey County Extension Account ***Book/test available in Spanish at no extra cost but must register three weeks prior to the class to avoid additional fees. April 2015 @ The Crossnore School, Belk Dining Hall, 100 Dar Drive, Crossnore, NC   28657 Monday the 6th, 9 to 5 Wednesday the 8thth, 9 to 5, Class and Test Space is limited – Maximum of 25 September 2015 @ Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center, 10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC   28714 Monday, the 14h, 9 to 5 Monday, the 21st, 9 to 5, Class and Test Maximum 20 Special classes can be set up with your organization to better fit your organization’s schedule, need to have at least eight people needing the training. Classes may be canceled if pre-registration is low To register call Yancey County Cooperative Extension 10 Orchard Drive Burnsville, NC 28714 828 682-6186 or email: norma_chrisawn@ncsu.edu

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Grower Application
for TRACTOR (Ag Center)

The Yancey-Mitchell AG Center, known as TRACTOR (Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional) will open soon for the 2014 growing season.  If you are a farmer who wishes to participate by being a supplier for this project, please complete the TRACTOR Application for Farmers and Producers.  Please click the Word or PDF format to download the form.  You may send or bring the Application to Cooperative Extension, 10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC, 28714, or e-mail it to norma_chrisawn@ncsu.edu or contact Robin Smith at 284-7187 for information on how you can move product through the TRACTOR facility. Your response and participation is very important to this project and is greatly appreciated.

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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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New Master Gardeners Class Beginning April 1st popular

The Master Gardeners’ Training classes are scheduled to begin on April 1st and will run through July 8th.  Classes are on Wednesdays from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Yancey County Cooperative MORE »

2015 Mountain Area Beef Conference – March 20 popular

All area Beef Producers are invited to the 2015 Mountain Area Beef Conference which will be held on March 20th, 2015 starting at  3:00 pm at the Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center (WNC-RLC) in Canton, MORE »

Western NC Livestock Judging Clinic popular

An educational clinic for  livestock judging will be held at he Mountain State Fairgrounds, Fletcher, NC March 21, 2015, for ages 9-18. There is a $10 cost per youth which includes lunch and MORE »

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2015 ServSafe Classes popular

Why ServSafe Certification?    Because the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).Because the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is valid, MORE »

2015 Plant Sale

The Yancey County Cooperative Extension Service is now taking orders for several different plants for the 2015 planting season. Anyone desiring to order plants may do so at the Cooperative Extension Center located MORE »

ToeCane Beekeepers’ Association Meeting

The ToeCane Beekeepers‘ Association will hold their last meeting for 2014 on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, at the United Community Bank Conference Room, located at the Corner of 19E and 197N, Burnsville, NC, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  MORE »

2014 Farm City Outstanding Achievement Awards

2014 Farm City Outstanding Achievement Awards In the annual celebration of Farm-City Week, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center, in cooperation with local civic organizations and sponsors, would like to recognize members MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Apple Grafting WorkshopThu Mar 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 3 days away
Apple Grafting WorkshopThu Mar 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 3 days away
Apple Grafting WorkshopThu Mar 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 1 week away
Apple Grafting WorkshopThu Mar 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 1 week away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away
Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardeners' ClassWed Apr 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
— 4 weeks away
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