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McSwain Center
Policies and Procedures

McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Policies and Procedures  Facility Use Request Form

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McSwain Center
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McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Policies and Procedures  Facility Use Request Form

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Farm School for
Veterans

The Farm School for Veterans is a six session educational program to equip military families to plan and implement a sustainable and diversified small farm. The school offers three classroom seminars, designed to give you the tools to create a viable business and operating plan for an economically sustainable farm.  The school also includes three field trips to working farms led by innovative experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Classes will be held at the Moore County Agriculture Building, 707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage, from February 25 to May 6, 2015. To register for the Farm School, go to http://farm4vets.eventbrite.com

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2015 Master Gardener
Training

Lee County's Master Gardener Volunteer Program will offer a training class for persons interested in becoming Master Gardener Volunteers beginning February 2015.  The training will run February 11, 2015 until May 20, 2015.  The class will meet every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, located at 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford, North Carolina.  There is a cost for the training, which will cover training supplies and the Master Gardener training manual.  Applications are now being accepted and can be obtained by calling the Extension Office at 919-775-5624. The deadline for accepting applications is January 20, 2015.  For applications or additional information, contact Susan Condlin at 919-775-5624 or via email susan_condlin@ncsu.edu or Rhonda Gaster at 919-775-5624 or via email at rhonda_gaster@ncsu.edu. This is an excellent opportunity for interested persons to increase gardening knowledge and volunteer in the community.

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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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100% Weed Control

Many pests exist for us avid gardeners, farmers, and landscapers. Of these pests we have insects, disease, animals, and weeds. Weeds are the most visible, prevalent, and difficult pest we deal with when MORE »

Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use – Part II

Following careful planning, you are ready to plant and care for your fruit trees. Controlling weeds, diseases, and insect pests is important, as is supplying the necessary nutrients, thinning the fruit, and training MORE »

Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use popular

One of the best gardening months of the entire year is January. This is an ideal month to plant fruit trees. This article tells you what to consider before planting fruit trees. Next MORE »

Stunning Choices for a Winter Landscape

Gardens should have four seasons of interest. Of course, a lot of emphasis is placed on a spring and summer show. Even fall can be beautiful by picking trees and shrubs with fall MORE »

Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Clasess To Begin

What does high blood pressure; stroke; high blood cholesterol; diabetes; cancer of the colon, rectum, prostate, gallbladder, breasts, uterus, ovaries; and a shorter life span have in common? Each one of these items MORE »

Tax Relief For Landowners

With the ever-increasing urbanization and industrial development of our county, the market value of agricultural land may be many times its production value.  This causes a heavy tax burden for our farmers and MORE »

Taking Off those Extra Pounds

OK so you over ate during the holidays and you probably gained a few pounds. Now what to do? Most of you will begin the latest fad diet. Many of you will head MORE »

Start The New Year With Family Goals popular

I need to lose 10 pounds! I’m going to start exercising more! I am going to stop watching so much television and read more books! How often have we made resolutions that we MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Eat Smart Move More Weigh LessTue Feb 3, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM— 3 days away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 5 days away
Lemon Springs ECA MeetingThu Feb 5, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 5 days away
Heart and Hands ECASat Feb 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Mc swain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 7 days away
Eat Smart Move More Weigh LessTue Feb 10, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM— 1 week away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Feb 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 1 week away
EMGV Training ClassWed Feb 11, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 2 weeks away
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