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Description:

Farmers' Markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, bakery, and meat products in a festive atmosphere. The Wilkes County Farmers Market Season begins on April 27th, many other farms and orchards are gearing up for the summer season as well. Get the most from our local food supply with these tips for food safety, food selection, and recipe ideas!
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by April 25th. Registration = $5

Contact the Wilkes Extension Office at (336) 651-7330 for registration and payment.

Apr 30 Tue

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NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA Yadkin County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

There will be a Fencing School on Tuesday, June 4 at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, NC. The fencing school is for livestock producers raising any species of livestock (including equine). The school will help you understand the different types of fencing, budgets, and how to construct fences that will last.

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. There will be a classroom session in the morning, followed by hands-on fence building in the afternoon. The day will conclude by 4 p.m. Topics that will be covered include a discussion regarding temporary versus permanent fencing, budget considerations, types of materials (post and wire), electric fencing, and safety. In the hands-on sessions, participants will have the opportunity to help set up electric fencing, learn about electric fence troubleshooting, and help construct a high tensile fence, including building an H-Brace.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop by May 30. You can register online at go.ncsu.edu/fencingschool2019 or contact Sara Drake, Livestock Extension Agent, at sadrake@ncsu.edu or at 336-242-2082. The cost is $25 per person, which includes session materials, lunch, and snacks. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Jun 4 Tue
444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677 Yadkin County Center 2 weeks away
Description: Alternative Income Streams for Forest Landowners
June 4, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
Iredell County Center
Statesville, NC

To Register:https://reporter.ncsu.edu/link/courseview?courseID=CNR-DFER-AIS&deptName=CNR

Workshop Fee: $20 (without CFE), $100 (with CFE)

Registration Deadline: May 28, 2019
Questions? Rajan Parajuli rparaju@ncsu.edu


About 60% of the total forestland in North Carolina is owned by non-industrial private forest landowners. While the forest sector is an economic engine in most of the rural regions, timber production is not the primary reason for owning forestland for the majority of family forest landowners. Forests offer several alternative income opportunities for landowners, which are often compatible with their primary objectives of owning forestland, and some of them can be achieved without or with little additional efforts. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region.


Who should attend: professional foresters, resource professionals, Extension agents, and landowners

Program Agenda (Subject to change)
9:00 AM        Introduction and registration (light breakfast)
9:30—10:00 AM    Carbon markets
10:00—10:30 AM    Hunting leases
10:30—10:45 AM    BREAK
10:45—11:15 AM    Pine straw production
11:15—11:45 AM    Conservation easements
11:45—12:30 PM    Lunch (provided)
12:30—1:00 PM    Emerging forest products markets
1:00—1:15 PM    Forest management plan as the first step
1:30—3:30 PM    Field tour (Straw raked property)
3:30 PM    Adjourn
Jun 4 Tue