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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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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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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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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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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 @ Mitchell County Cooperative Extension, 10 S. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville, NC 28705 • Monday, the 20th, 9 to 5 • Monday, the 27th, 9 to 5 – Class and Test Maximum 15 http://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu 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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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

A six session parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute. Learn how to: Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things Set enforceable limits Avoid MORE »

Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop

Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with NC A&T State University, will host a Shiitake Production Workshop from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 14th.  The MORE »

Apple Tree Pruning & Training Workshop

Apple Pruning and Training Workshop             In recent years there have been a number of apple trees planted in this area.   In order for these trees to be productive, it is critical that MORE »

ToeCane Beekeepers Association Meeting

ToeCane Beekeepers’ Association Meeting The ToeCane Beekeepers’ Association will hold the first meeting of the season on Tuesday, February 25th at the Yancey Cooperative Extension office at 6:30 PM. The program, “Spring Inspections & Preparations”, will be presented by Jon Christie of MORE »

Master Gardener’s Class Begins March 5

Master Gardener’s Class Begins March 5th Yancey Cooperative Extension will offer the Master Gardener’s Class series beginning Wednesday, March 5th and continue through May 28th.  The class will be held at the Extension MORE »

2014 Yancey Extension Plant Sale Underway

2014 Extension Plant Sale Is Now Underway The Yancey County Cooperative Extension Service is now taking orders for several different plants for the 2014 planting season. Anyone desiring to order plants may do MORE »

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Parenting- The Love & Logic WayTue May 6, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
ServSafe ClassMon May 12, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
6065 Linville Falls Highway, Newland,NC 28657
— 3 weeks away
Parenting- The Love & Logic WayTue May 13, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
ServSafe Class & TestMon May 19, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
6065 Linville Falls Highway, Newland,NC 28657
— 4 weeks away
Parenting- The Love & Logic WayTue May 20, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away
Parenting- The Love & Logic WayTue May 27, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Parenting- The Love & Logic WayTue Jun 3, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Parenting- The Love & Logic WayTue Jun 10, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
10 Orchard Dr, Burnsville, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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