Burke County Center
March, 2016

Burke County Center
Small Farms Week - Food Drive
Donate canned goods and other non-perishable food by March 11th and be part of a statewide Cooperative Extension campaign that feeds the hungry and celebrates small farmers.

Bring your donations by our office and place them in the barrels.  All food collected will stay right here in Burke County. 

4-H Leaders Meeting
March 7, 2016
Burke County 4-H club leaders will meet at the Burke County Agricultural Building at 6:00 p.m.

Beekeepers Open House
March 8, 2016
6:00 pm at the Burke County Agricultural Building

Burke County Beekeepers Annual Open House.  Come see various displays, meet the beekeepers and learn how to join the beekeepers association. 
Cattlemen's Annual Meeting
March 10, 2016
7:00 p.m. at the Burke County Agricultural Building
Bill Faircloth with Cargill will be the keynote speaker this year.  Cost of the meeting is $15 which includes the meal and membership to the Burke County Cattlemen's Association.
Small Fruit Plant Sale Pick-Up
March 16 & 17, 2016
Plants ordered during our Annual Small Fruit Plant Sale will be available for pick from 8:30 - 5:00 each day. 
30th Annual Small Farms Week
Our pride, Our future:  North Carolina small farmers

March 20 - 26, 2016

Small Farms Week is an annual observance of small-scale agriculture and the farmers that produce it. Click here for more information on Small Farms Week.
Pesticide Exam 
March 21, 2016
The Pesticide Exam for new applicators will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. For more information on registering to take the exam, please visit the NCDA Pesticides Section website.
Pesticide Recertification Classes
March 22, 2016
Pesticide Recertification Classes will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building for pesticide applicators that need recertification credits.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon for category V (2 credit hours)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for categories ABGHIKLMNOTDX (2 credit hours)
Call our office at 828-764-9480 to register.
Office Closed
March 25, 2016
The Burke County Cooperative Extension Office will be closed on Friday, March 25th for Good Friday Holiday.
Burke County Cooperative Extension
130 Ammons Drive,  Suite 2
Morganton, NC 28655