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2019 ServSafe Classes

Why ServSafe Certification? Because the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for …

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Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop

Ever wonder how to preserve all those yummy garden goodies? N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County’s hands-on food preservation …

Lunch & Learn Schedule

Lunch & Learn Schedule for 2019

Gardening Workshop Series/Lunch & Learn Beginning June 13 If you are interested in home gardening, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County …

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Vegetable Disease Management

Managing diseases in vegetable crops can be a daunting task for growers in our area. Typical weather conditions for …

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4-H Bee Club

Toe Cane planning a 4-H Bee Club The Toe Cane Beekeepers Association (TCBA) is researching the interest in sponsoring a 4-H Beekeeping …

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Kids as Chefs 4-H Camp 2019

From farm to table, join us as we journey into learning about local foods, balanced meals, and culinary skills! Kids as Chefs 4-H Camp is …

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MED Instead of MEDS

MED instead of MEDS will begin on March 28, 2019, from 1–3 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey …

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Master Gardener Volunteer Program 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Yancey County is once again offering the Master Gardener℠ volunteer program. It is a good opportunity …

Grafting and Pruning Workshop

Pruning and Grafting Classes

Are you interested in apple trees? Don’t miss our upcoming grafting and pruning workshops. For more information call our …

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Plant Sale 2019

Hello Yancey County Gardeners! The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County office is now taking preorders for a variety of plants …

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Cattleman's Association Meeting

Attention Yancey County cattle producers. The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center is working with local beef producers to …

Red Angus Cattle Meeting

Attention Yancey County beef producers, if you are looking to expand or diversify your herd. Join us on November …

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2018 Beekeeping School

Rick Harty, NCSBA Master Beekeeper will be teaching a class on beekeeping beginning on 2/1/18 and ending 3/22/18 from …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts

Sprouts from mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) have been used for food since ancient times. These …

Growing Vegetable Transplants

The growing media chosen to grow vegetable transplants should be sterilized to prevent seedlings from …

Mini-Gardening

Lack of yard space is no excuse for not growing a vegetable garden. Regardless of …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …