TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY CENTER
JUNE 2020 UPDATE
We're still here for you Transylvania County! 

While we have had to move many of our programs online and field visits are usually getting done virtually, we are still here to provide you with the answers and training you need, every day! Please find us online through our website or on Facebook, email or give us a call at 884-3109. Stay healthy and stay in touch!







Did you know...
about the Fireless Cooker?
By the end of 1915, Home Dem onstration Clubs were organized in 31 counties with over 2500 members. The farm women who joined were hungry: a) for the new experience of learning to do things through seeing them done; b) for the opportunity of coming together in interesting work; c) for the chance to produce an income which would furnish them with things they had so long desired; and d) for an outlet through which they could express themselves and get recognition from others for what they had done.
June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month! 
When buying fresh, try to follow the "FIFO" rule--"First in, first out"-- by eating fresh produce in the order you buy it.
And remember, fresh fruits and vegetables are great, but frozen or canned fruits and vegetables also have great health benefits if these are cheaper or easier to find!  

4-H Newsletter - Summer 2020
Green Industry News - June 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.

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: bmrenner@ncsu.edu or call 884-3109


Gardening Tasks for June
June is a busy month in the garden. Click here for a comprehensive list of tasks to keep your landscape looking great and your vegetable garden productive.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

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.
You can sign up to receive a monthly newsletter directly to your inbox by visiting the NC State Extension Homegrown website
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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  bmrenner@ncsu.edu or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.