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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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Yancey County Farm
Listing

The new Yancey Grown website lists farmers who wish to participate in listing their farms, and their produce and products available.   YanceyGrown.com is your source for locally grown vegetables, fruits, poultry, eggs, honey, grass fed beef, and much more. Check out the new YanceyGrown YouTube Video produced and directed by Jamie Parlier.

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The Produce
Lady

The Produce Lady, Brenda Sutton, teaches farmers and consumers the wonders of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Not only does she share their nutritional value, she also demonstrates how to prepare them as tasty meals and snacks or preserve them to use throughout the year. The Produce Lady is on the move, visiting farms and farmers markets around N.C. Read about her experiences and find no-nonsense tips for the kitchen on her biweekly blog.MORE

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Local Foods
Feasibility Report

Report on Feasibility of Establishing A Local Foods Aggregation, Sales and Marketing Center in Yancey County, North Carolina Prepared by Smithson Mills, Inc. Click link to see the full 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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ToeCane Beekeepers’ Meeting

The next ToeCane Beekeepers’ Association meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm at the United Community Bank Conference room, 291 US Hwy 19E, Burnsville, NC.  The program will be “Honey Harvesting Techniques” — MORE »

Dial Pressure Canner Testing

Now that summer is officially here, many are enjoying the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available this time of year. If you are planning to take advantage of these summer favorites by MORE »

4-H Bee Log Afterschool Program Assistant Position

4-H Afterschool Program Assistant YANCEY COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center is accepting applications for the position of the 4-H Afterschool Program Assistant (Kindergarten through 5th grade). The program will operate MORE »

Cooking Demonstrations

Hannah Nichols, FCS Agent, will be conducting cooking demonstrations at the Yancey County Farmer’s Market.  Dates are June 28th, July 19th and Aug. 9th.  Make sure to mark your calendars to attend on MORE »

TRACTOR Part-time Seasonal Driver Position Available

Position is available for a TRACTOR Part Time Seasonal Insurable driver with CLEAN record. Job duties includes freight handling, lifting, delivery, driving, setup and other general delivery/warehouse duties.  Applicants must be mature, friendly, MORE »

GAPS Training Class for TRACTOR Growers

GAPS Training Class for TRACTOR Growers Yancey County Cooperative Extension will be offering the final GAPS training for the year on May 12, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. at the Yancey County Extension Office, 10 MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Cooking Demonstration with Hannah NicholsSat Aug 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Yancey County Farmer's Market
— 1 week away
DehydratingThu Aug 14, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Yancey County Center, 10 Orchard Dr., Burnsville, NC 28714
— 2 weeks away
ServSafe ClassMon Oct 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
10 S. Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC 28705
— 3 months away
ServSafe Class & TestMon Oct 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
10 S. Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC 28705
— 3 months away
ToeCane Beekeepers' Association MeetingTue Oct 28, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
— 3 months away
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