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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.


Kissing Bug

Is it really a Kissing Bug? Please look at the images of these insects before making a complaint about the kissing bug being in your home. Leave the wheel bug alone, it is a beneficial insect. If you are positive you have a kissing bug in your home, collect it in a glass jar and pour some rubbing alcohol into the jar and bring to your local extension office. Please do not smash them and put them in a jar or take a photo after you have killed them.    For more information on kissing bugs visit this website:  http://ncsupdicblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/kissing-bugs-and-chagas-disease-in-nc.html Please contact Lauren Duncan Cabarrus County Horticulture Agent  704-920-3320 lhdunca3@ncsu.edu


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Beekeeping Series

Beekeeping Series for beginners to intermediate NINE sessions held TUESDAYS, 7-9pm January 19 - March 15, 2016 Register Online HERE Click HERE to print a brochure and mail-in registration form Beekeeping for many is a hobby, art or perhaps a profession with many different facets.  Our goal is to teach North Carolina beekeeeping, recruit and mentor new beekeepers.  Upon completion of the series and field day, participants will have been exposed to all of the knowledge needed to receive certification upon passing the state exam. Certified beekeepers will share the history, background, bee anatomy, equipment and products involved with beekeeping.  Participants will learn how to get started with beekeeping, manage hives safely and to "think like a bee".  In addition, participants will learn how to retrieve and process honey from hives. This series is instructed by certified beekeepers of the Cabarrus County Beekeeping Association. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7-9pm at the NC Cooperative Extension Office, Cabarrus County Center (715 Cabarrus Ave West, Concord, NC  28027).

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Your Cabarrus
Cooperative Extension Staff

Your Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Staff pictured above at the 2015 Agricultural Celebration: Front Row (left to right): Renee Goodnight, EFNEP Program Assistant Christine Barrier, Administrative Assistant Pam Outen, Famly & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Becky Lewis, Support Specialist Minnie Mitchell-Bishop, Community Rural Development Extension Agent Back Row (left to right): Tracy LeCompte, 4-H Extension Agent Robert Furr, County Extension Director Carl Pless, Agricultural Extension Agent Beverly Bollenbecker, 4-H School Age Child Care Program Associate

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Poinsettia are Here popular

NC State plays a big role in brining new poinsettia cultivars to the marketplace.  Find out what’s new and how to keep your poinsettias looking great when Lise Jenkins interviews Dr. John Dole MORE » – from   Gardening

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Comprehensive Resource for Fruit Trees popular

Kentucky State University Pawpaw Fruit/Nut Disease Information Notes Videos Peach Planting and Pruning Videos Planting a Peach Tree Pruning a Young Peach Tree Pruning a 2 Year-old Peach Tree Pruning a Mature Peach MORE » – from   Horticulture


Local Grants for Summer Experiences!!!

Check out this opportunity to fund area youth to attend summer experiences across our state! MSE Scholarship announcement 2015-2016 (1) Beca Enriquecimiento de la Escuela Media (Summer Enrichment announcement) MORE »

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The Perfect Tree popular

Orange county Master Gardener Carol McPherson takes a look at Carpinus caroliniana, also known as the American Hornbeam, and tells the listeners of Getting Dirty with Master Gardener radio show and podcast that it is MORE » – from   Gardening

2015 NC State Poinsettia-Sale

Poinsettia Sale, Dec 10-12 popular

This year the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association will be selling poinsettias at the JC Raulston Arboretum/Horticultural Field Labs, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh Thursday, Dec 10th, 11 am – 5 pm, Friday, Dec 11th, 11 MORE » – from   Gardening

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Seeking Vendors for 4-H Event

Cabarrus County 4-H is inviting youth and adults to be vendors at our Clover Connect 4-H event on October 3rd at Camp T.N. Spencer in Concord.  Vendors will need to be setup from MORE »

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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 »

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 »


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 »

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Quilting Mothers Special Interest ECA ClubFri Nov 27, 2015 Today
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28027, United States
— 7 hours ago
4-H: Visit Rimer ClubSat Nov 28, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 16 hours away
Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" OpenSat Nov 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 16 hours away
Visit PHILA, Inc. 4-H ClubMon Nov 30, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
215 Gay St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
— 3 days away
4-H Clubs and Youth Programs In Cabarrus CountyTue Dec 1 - Tue Dec 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Clubs meet at various times, locations and dates throughout the county.
— 3 days away
Join ECA Clubs with Passion for Learning & SharingTue Dec 1 - Tue Dec 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Clubs vary locations, meeting times and locations. Call Pam Outen, Extension Agent at 704/920-3310
— 3 days away
Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting/ProgramTue Dec 1, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027.
— 4 days away
4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality ClubTue Dec 1, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 4 days away
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