Watauga County Cooperative Extension

Class on Hybrid Cool Climate Wine Grapes to be Held May 20 at the Watauga County Cooperative Extension

Published Friday, May 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm
May 10, 2013. High Country Winegrower’s Association, Viticulture Educational series and PHARMN are proud to announce a class on Hybrid cool climate wine grapes. The class will be taught by Hans Walter-Peterson, Viticulture Extension Specialist with the Finger Lakes Grape Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, NY. Read more... Continue reading

Cooperative Extension Hosts Chicken Harvesting and Winter-Feeding of Sheep, Goats Workshops in October

Published Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:09 am
Oct. 5, 2012. The Watauga Cooperative Extension Center will offer two classes in the coming weeks pertaining to chicken harvesting and winter feeding of sheep and goats. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Agricultural Conference Center hosts a workshop designed for the backyard chicken producer or for anyone interested in raising chickens and harvesting their own meat. Read more...
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Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center to Host Streambank Repair Workshop Oct. 10

Published Monday, October 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Oct. 1, 2012. Specialists from North Carolina State University, Watauga County Cooperative Extension and the National Committee for the New River are providing a one-day Streambank Repair workshop in Boone. Read more... Continue reading

Sowing Seeds in Sugar Grove: Farm Heritage Day at Historic Cove Creek School Today, Starts at 10 a.m.

Published Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:20 am
Sept. 15, 2012. The 15th annual Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day takes place in the vibrant community of Sugar Grove and celebrates the rich heritage of Watauga County on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fields of the Historic Cove Creek School. Read more...
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Cooperative Extension Offers Pesticide Recertification Training at Agricultural Conference Center in Boone

Published Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Sept. 13, 2012. The Watauga County Cooperative Extension Center will offer the last recertification training of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone. Read more... Continue reading

Meet Hundreds of Native Plants on the Wetland Plant Walk at Boone’s Clawson-Burnley Park Aug. 28

Published Monday, August 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Aug. 27, 2012.It’s been 4 years since the 1.4-acre stormwater wetland was constructed along the greenway trail in Boone. Within these 4 years, volunteers and town employees have planted hundreds of native plants that are now thriving and providing water treatment and habitat for wildlife. Read more... Continue reading

Two-Hour Poisonous Plan Workshop for Livestock Producers on Tuesday, July 10, at Circle G Farms

Published Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm
July 5, 2012. The Watauga Cooperative Extension will host a workshop on “Poisonous Plants: Protecting Your Pastures and Livestock.” The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at Circle G Farms. This workshop will include identification, impacts on livestock, and cultural and herbicide controls. Read more... Continue reading

Recent Frost Wipes Out Half of Grandfather Vineyard’s Crop; Growers are ‘Still Not Out of the Woods Yet’

Published Friday, April 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm
April 13, 2012. Recent cold temperatures devastated at least one grower in the area – Grandfather Vineyard and Winery. Last night, a frost wiped out nearly 50 percent of its grape crop. The vineyard survived a mediocre frost a few days ago but not Thursday night’s cold-weather assault. Read more...
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Freeze Warning Alert from 2:00 to 9:00 a.m. Wednesday; Growers Worry About Ensuing Frost in High Country

Published Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm
April 10, 2012. Freezing conditions likely across the mountains tonight and into early Wednesday morning. A cold front will sweep southeast through the region into this afternoon, bringing a return to much colder weather and freezing conditions across the mountains later Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Read more...
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