Home Canning Demonstrations Scheduled

4-H Newsletter - Summer 2020
Green Industry News - July 2020
Members of the Green Industry, make sure you are checking the
Green Industry News to keep up with the what is going on in your industry in the Carolinas.

Livestock News

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
USDA is  accepting applications now through August 28, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.  For more information  click here.

Transylvania Cattlemen's association summer picnic has been postponed INDEFINITELY due to covid-19

You can still support the Cattlemen's Association scholaship fund by selling raffle tickets, contact Addison Bradley (828) 884-3109.

Planting your own Virus Victory Garden? Its time to take care of the weeds!

Don't let your weeds get ahead of you, and take care of your spine! In this video I discuss techniques to win the war on weeds, while making sure that you reduce your risk of injury. 

We'll be publishing videos on growing your own food as often as possible. But please let us know how we can support you're homestead!
email: or call 884-3109

Gardening Tasks for July
Click here for a comprehensive list of tasks to keep your landscape looking great and your vegetable garden productive.

Transylvan ia County SHIIP Volunteers REceive Governor's Award

The N.C. Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, is an annual program that recognizes outstanding volunteers in  North  CarolinaThe statewide Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service  Committee  makes all award determinations.

This year, along with seven other awardees, the Transylvania SHIIP volunteers have been recognized for their valuable contributions to the citizens of our county.

With the many decisions people with Medicare have to make, these trained volunteers are able to assist beneficiaries with these questions and decisions. SHIIP volunteers help fellow senior citizens - those who are approaching the age of 65 - and individuals with disabilities in their community - with questions regarding Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare claims processing, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, and long-term insurance.

Transylvania County SHIIP volunteers include Michele Barg, Elizabeth (Liz) Bates, Elaine Deppe, Nancy Pellegrini, and Andrew (Andy) Stratton. In 2019, they logged approximately 1,138 hours, saw 683 clients, and saved the citizens of Transylvania County a total of $220,568.

If you have questions about your Medicare insurance we are STILL here to help, over the phone or with Zoom. Call 828-884-3109 to schedule an appointment to have your questions answered. 

NC State Extension Homegrown Monthly Digest
Homegrown is an ever changing source of information that will be of interest to everyone.  Timely articles are posted continually throughout the year, covering topics relating to In the Garden, In the Kitchen and On the Farm.
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North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, a ge, disability, or veteran's status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.
Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Transylvania County Extension Director, Bart Renner, at (828) 884-3109 or or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.