TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY CENTER
JUNE 2019 UPDATE


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EXTENSION mASTER gaRDENER vOLUNTEERS mONTHLY eDUCATIONAL pROGRAM
Second Crops and Second Chances: Starting or Renewing the Vegetable Garden in Mid-Summer
Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m.




Upper French Broad Riverfest 2019
Saturday June 22nd 10AM- 3:30PM

A free, family-oriented festival takes place riverside at Rosman's Champion Park. Enjoy food trucks, music and lots of games and activities for kids - including tubing rides, archery, fishing, a scavenger hunt, live reptiles, balloons, face painting and more! Come watch the start of the 20-mile Hellbender Paddle Relay sponsored by Headwaters Outfitters, visit with our vendors and exhibitors and celebrate the River.

Click here for more info!

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Transylvania Cattlemen's Association Summer Picnic 
June 25, 2019 at the Transylvania County Library beginning at 6:00 P.M.  The main dish will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 
 Questions, contact Addison Bradley at  acbradl2@ncsu.edu

 RSVP by June 21st to 828.884.3109 or acbradl2@ncsu.edu

Mountain Research Station Field Day
July 18, 2019
Mountain Research Station, Waynesville, NC

For more information contact:
Addison Bradley
Agricultural Extension Agent
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Transylvania County
828.884.3109
acbradle2@ncsu.edu


WNC Beef Commission 
Tour of Alabama
July 28-31, 2019
Huntsville Alabama Area
Depart:  Sunday, July 28
Destination:  Huntsville, Alabama 
Drury Inn & Suites (3 nights)
Visit: 
Chickamauga National Military Park
US Space and Rocket Center
*Farm Tour Stops:
Whitley Red Angus
Debter Hereford
Feed Mill Tour
Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station
Other Stops - TBD
Return:  Wednesday, July 31
Registration information  click here

Green Industry News 
Members of the Green Industry, make sure you are checking the Green Industry News to keep up with the Green Industry News in the Carolinas.




Summer 2019 IPM Class
Landscape Contractor CEU Offerings 

What is that Weed? June 20, 2019 4:00-6:30 pm
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center

Each class is a stand-alone class or can be taken as a group. Both pesticide and Landscape Contractor Credits have been approved. 

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Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market

Master Gardeners will be the Transylvania Farmers Market on the first and 3rd Saturday of each month. This month we'll focus on setting your garden up for success and what pest to watch out for. Come visit our booth with all your questions!





Find out about the great opportunities for youth in  Transylvania County



Food Preservation Workshops
With the appearance of fresh strawberries at the farmer's market and road side stands, it is never too early to begin thinking about food preservation.  A series of classes have been scheduled through the summer at our office.   
The first of these workshops will be held on June 26, from  1 until 4 pm.  During this hands on workshop we will talk about canning Fruits and Fruit Juices and learn how to preserve them using the hot water bath.  The second workshop will be July 10, 1 - 4 pm, and we will make some soft spreads (jam, jelly, etc.) and pickles.  August 1st is the 3rd workshop and we will use the pressure canner to can vegetables.  The last one is August 14, 1 - 4pm we will learn how to preserve meat by using the pressure canner.  Pre-registration and a fee of $15 is required for each of these classes, and space is limited, so call Maryann at 828/884-3109 to have your spot saved for these workshops.
                              
Contact Renay Knapp renay_knapp@ncsu.edu if you would like to have these classes presented for a group you are involved in  and one can be scheduled in your community.

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Carolina Meat Conference
NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference is a nationally recognized event, specifically focused on bringing together every part of the meat supply chain. Farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convene for two-days of unparalleled networking, hands-on training, and technical and business assistance.

October 6&7, 2019 at the Charlotte Metro City Center

For further information or to register visit  this website.

SHIIP Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers for the SHIIP program. SHIIP stands for the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program. Volunteers/counselors receive training on the Medicare Program and assist seniors in navigating the Medicare program - what drug program is the best for the medications you are taking, if you qualify for Extra Help, etc... Call 828/884-3109 or email renay_knapp@ncsu.edu for more information or to sign up!
We've updated our Farmland Protection Program
Becoming part of a Voluntary Ag District can provide you with a variety of benefits including protection from from nuisance complaints and making the local community aware of what happens on farmland. 

This program is voluntary and free! Click here for more information to see if you qualify. Call us at 884-3109 for more information. 


What's Bugging YOUR Forest? 
If you have hemlocks on your property that are close to a stream or lake, then you probably qualify for financial assistance to get them treated! Hemlocks play a very important role in our ecosystem and when you take care of them, you're taking care of everyone. 

Click here to learn more!

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Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination statement

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  bmrenner@ncsu.edu or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.