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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 …

Diseased Tomato

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 …

Kids as chefs

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 …

Eating the MED way

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 …

Cover photo for 2018 Beekeeping School

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 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …