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Ask The Master
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The first group of Ashe County Master Gardener students, under the guidance of Travis Birdsell, Extension Agent, Agriculture, graduated in the Fall of last year.  After 13 intensive classes, guest lectures, a difficult final exam, and continuing education throughout the year , eight master gardener interns and one certified master gardener are ready to serve our fellow Ashe County gardeners.  The interns will be staffing the "Ask the Master Gardener" phone hotline at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center at (336) 846-5850 and email account (MGAshe@AsheCountyGov.com) beginning March 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and continuing each Monday.   Additional days/hours may be added at a later date.  We are anxious to put our new skills to the test!  But, please be patient with us...We are still learning.  We will make every effort to answer your questions correctly and timely.  The Master Gardeners will also be participating in service projects around the County.  So, stay tuned! For additional information regarding Master Gardeners and other programs available at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center please call (336) 846-5850.

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Garden Picture

Ask The Master
Gardener

The first group of Ashe County Master Gardener students, under the guidance of Travis Birdsell, Extension Agent, Agriculture, graduated in the Fall of last year.  After 13 intensive classes, guest lectures, a difficult final exam, and continuing education throughout the year , eight master gardener interns and one certified master gardener are ready to serve our fellow Ashe County gardeners.  The interns will be staffing the "Ask the Master Gardener" phone hotline at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center at (336) 846-5850 and email account (MGAshe@AsheCountyGov.com) beginning March 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and continuing each Monday.   Additional days/hours may be added at a later date.  We are anxious to put our new skills to the test!  But, please be patient with us...We are still learning.  We will make every effort to answer your questions correctly and timely.  The Master Gardeners will also be participating in service projects around the County.  So, stay tuned! For additional information regarding Master Gardeners and other programs available at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center please call (336) 846-5850.

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Ashe County 4th of July Livestock ShowSat Jul 4, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Upper Mountain Research Station, Laurel Springs, NC 28644
— 9 hours away
Freezing Fruits, Vegetables and MeatThu Jul 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Service Center, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide License Recertification Opportunities - V CreditsWed Sep 16, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 2 months away
Pesticide License Recertification Opportunities - X CreditsWed Sep 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Service Center, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 2 months away
Pesticide License Exam and TrainingThu Oct 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Service Center, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 3 months away
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