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Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event September 28th, 2019 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Iredell County Solid Waste …

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Fall Gardening - Annuals vs. Perennials

***Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.*** Troutman Library (215 W. Church Street Troutman, NC) An Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer of …

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Report to the People 2019

This year’s “Report to the People” brought together local county leaders, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County staff, and Community …

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BEES Academy

Are you a beekeeper with a number of years of experience who wants to increase your understanding of bees …

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Dairy Summer Nutrition Conference

Dairy Summer Nutrition Conference Brought to you by Deal Rite Feeds and N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County When: July 11, 2019, …

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Wake Up to Ag!

Check out Statesville Free News’ article on last week’s Wake Up to Ag Event. This is an annual event that …

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Is Your Home and Community Firewise?

Introductory class on the Firewise Program coming to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County, Monday, May 13, 2019, from …

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Feeder Calf Workshop

Feeder Calf Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Harward Brothers Livestock Market 2207 Turnersburg Highway, …

2019 Garden Fair

2019 Iredell Garden Fair

The Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of Iredell County invites the public to the 7th Annual Garden Fair. The event …

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Pruning Workshop

FREE Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Pruning Workshop Friday, March 8, 2019, from 1–3 p.m. Hands-on pruning demonstrations focusing on peach trees, …

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Creating the Perfect Blend: Community Resources Needed to Support a Sustainable Craft Beverage Industry

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …