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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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TRACTOR2

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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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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2014 ServSafe
Classes

2014 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. Cost $105.00, includes book, answer sheet, exam, and if pass, certificate, and refreshments ***Book/test available in Spanish at no extra cost but must register three weeks prior to the class to avoid additional fees. March 2014 @ Yancey County Cooperative Extension, 10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714 • Monday, the 10th, 9 to 5 • Monday, the 17th, 9 to 5 – Class and Test Maximum 15 http://yancey.ces.ncsu.edu May 2014 @ NC Forest Service Training Facility, 6065 Linville Falls Highway, Newland, NC 28657 • Monday, the 12th, 9 to 5 • Monday, the 19th, 9 to 5 – Class and Test Maximum 25 Lunch on Site – included www.ncforestservice.gov/education/corpening_facility.asp October 2014 @ Avery County Extension Center, Newland, NC 28657 • Monday, the 20th, 9 to 5 • Monday, the 27th, 9 to 5 – Class and Test Maximum 12 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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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 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 »

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 »

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EVENTS View All
NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 2 days away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Tier 1, Part 1 Gap TrainingTue Feb 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 2 weeks away
Tier 1, Part 2 Gap TrainingThu Feb 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 2 weeks away
Apple Pruning Workshop - David Duncan's OrchardSat Feb 28, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
311 Arbuckle Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 1 month away
Apple Grafting WorkshopTue Mar 3, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 1 month away
Apple Grafting WorkshopTue Mar 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 1 month away
Apple Grafting WorkshopThu Mar 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
— 1 month away
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