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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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Rehab Raised Beds popular

Raised beds are a great way to garden in heavy clay soil.  But like everything else they deteriorate over time.  Master Gardener Charles Murphy tells us how to re-hab old raised beds and MORE » – from   Gardening


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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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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Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting/ProgramTue Dec 1, 2015 Today
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027.
— 7 hours ago
4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality ClubTue Dec 1, 2015 Today
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 2 hours away
Visit Rimer Extension & Community Association ClubWed Dec 2, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord, NC 28025.
— 18 hours away
4-H: Visit the Barn Bums Horse Speciality ClubWed Dec 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Circle K Arena, 7860 Gold Hill Road, Concord, NC 28025
— Tomorrow
Visit Boger Extension & Community Association ClubThu Dec 3, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
at members’ homes or Cold Water Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
— 2 days away
Boger ECA ClubThu Dec 3, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Members homes or Cold Water Lutheran church Fellowship Hall
— 2 days away
Quilting Mothers Special Interest ECA ClubFri Dec 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28027, United States
— 3 days away
4-H: Visit Rimer ClubSat Dec 5, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 4 days away
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