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Your Cabarrus
Cooperative Extension Staff

Your Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Staff pictured above: Front Row (left to right): Christine Barrier, Administrative Assistant Pam Outen, Famly & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Anita Ford, Expanded Food & Nutrition Program Assistant Back Row (left to right): Beverly Bollenbecker, 4-H School Age Child Care Program Associate Robert Furr, County Extension Director Mildred Upsher, Receptionist Tracy LeCompte, 4-H Extension Agent Carl Pless, Agricultural Extension Agent David Goforth, Horticultal Extension Agent Becky Lewis, Support Specialist Minnie Mitchell-Bishop, Community Rural Development Extension Agent

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Cabarrus Local
Foods

Local Foods? - Check out Simply Local on YouTube. Visit our new Local Foods page supporting the 10% Campaign.

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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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Fall lettuce

Get a Second Season by Sowing Now

Our summer season is peaking and our vegetables will soon be past their prime and producing less.  NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Amy Hill shares timely tips on how to reinvigorate your MORE » – from   Gardening

Canterbury Bells

Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE » – from   Gardening

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Another HOME PICKLING CLASS Opportunity

Due to popular demand, Pam Outen, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent has scheduled an additional Home Pickling Class on Monday, July 27, 1-5 pm.  This hands-on workshop will introduce the “basics of pickling.” Participants MORE »

Sam Marshall

Brunswick Agent Teaches IPM to Master Gardeners

Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE » – from   Gardening

salsa and tomatoes class

Learn How to Make Salsa!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:30-4:30pm This “Tomatoes and Salsa” hands-on workshop will teach how to preserve the abundant local tomatoes we enjoy using water bath canning to preserve these summer treats. You will leave MORE »

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Summer Food Preservation Classes Announced!

Register now for NC State Cooperative Extension’s Basics of Home Canning; Tomatoes and Salsa and Home Pickling. Classes will be held in June and July. View the schedule and times at http://maintenance.cabarruscounty.us/  or the MORE »

Grant Writing Classes offered

Learn How to Write A Grant

Minnie Mitchell-Bishop, Cabarrus County Extension Agent, is teaching a grant writing course for anyone interested in understanding the process of writing grants. The class is offered Friday, November 6, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. MORE »

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GET OUT OF DEBT with PowerPay!

PowerPay is a no cost, debt-reduction computer program that is easy to use, understand and follow. PowerPay will give you the tools to develop a personalized, self-directed debt elimination plan. Discover how quickly you MORE »

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EVENTS View All
4-H Clubs and Youth Programs In Cabarrus CountySat Aug 1 - Sat Aug 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
Clubs meet at various times, locations and dates throughout the county.
— 8 hours ago
Join ECA Clubs with Passion for Learning & SharingSat Aug 1 - Sat Aug 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
Clubs vary locations, meeting times and locations. Call Pam Outen, Extension Agent at 704/920-3310
— 8 hours ago
Piedmont Farmers' Market OpenSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
518 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027, USA
— 12 minutes away
Piedmont Farmers Market Rotary SquareSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Union Street- South, Concord, NC 28025
— 12 minutes away
4-H: Visit Rimer ClubSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 42 minutes away
Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" OpenSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 1 hour away
4-H: Visit K-9 Capers Dog Specialtiy ClubSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy, 2139 Supply Court, Suite 1, Concord NC 28027
— 5 hours away
Visit Carolina Co-eds 4-H ClubSat Aug 1, 2015 Today
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Contact leader for meeting address
— 10 hours away
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