TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY CENTER
MAY 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!




4-H Newsletter - May 2020


May Gardening in Transylvania County
The Transylvania Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have created an almanac with a monthly to-do list for gardeners. Click here to see what to do in May.
Green Industry News - May 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

Grass is Growing!
Abundant forage growth is what all livestock producers would like to see in pastures. By following basic management tasks, like fertilizing according to soil test results, controlling weeds and planting clovers to enhance available nitrogen, producers will help provide this growth. However, don't make the mistake of following good forage production with poor harvest procedures. One of the biggest mistakes that producers make is poorly utilizing excess pasture growth.  To learn more about managing your pastures through rotational grazing click here.

Interested in Pastured Pork Production?  Center for Environmental Farming Systems has excellent educational videos focused on pastured pork.  For more information click here!

Virus Victory Gardens!
Do you have questions about growing your own food and creating a more sustainable homestead? We'd love to help! 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


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Transylvania Bee Club- Virtual Hive Inspection

Join our state bee inspector Mr. Lewis Cauble on a virtual hive inspection. 

Click here for more details


Click here to view our Bee Keeping videos playlist!

If you'd like to join the Transylvania County chapter of the NC Beekeepers Association we'd love to have you. No experience required (just curiosity!). Email edt64@comporium.net or call 884-3109  

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 884-3109 to schedule a telephone 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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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.