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Hen under close scrutiny at FFA poultry evaluations at the State Fairgrounds.

Avian Flu Information

Extension and NCDA&CS are working together to develop a response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Find the latest information regarding this at NCDA&CS.

Hen under close scrutiny at FFA poultry evaluations at the State Fairgrounds.

Avian Flu Information

Extension and NCDA&CS are working together to develop a response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Find the latest information regarding this at NCDA&CS.


2015 ServSafe

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. October 2015 @ Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center, 30 E. Hwy 19E By-Pass, Burnsville,  NC Thursday, the 15th 9 to 5 Thursday, the 22nd, 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 30 E Hwy 19E By-Pass Burnsville, NC 28714 828 682-6186 or email: norma_chrisawn@ncsu.edu


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.


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.

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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