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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Farm-City Week
Banquet

Join country and city folk as we celebrate Farm-City Week at our annual Farm-City Week Banquet on Monday, November 24, 2014.  The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm with a social and at 6:00 pm the traditional meal of country ham, scrambled eggs, red-eye gravy, grits, biscuits with molasses, and a beverage will be served.  Tickets on sale at the the Lee County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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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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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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Celebrating Diversity in the 21st Century

How many of you remember the Crosby, Stills, and Nash song, “Teach your Children Well”? O.K., I must admit that song was a little before my time, but I do remember Whitney Houston MORE »

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

It’s amazing just how much “stuff” we can accumulate around the house. Many of these items can be donated, sold at a garage sale or simply tossed in recycling or trash containers. Many MORE »

Beating the Fall Rush

We have fallen into Fall quite quickly here in Lee County and that means a few things but among the important things are: harvest and soil sampling time. It’s a little quieter at MORE »

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

The chill in the air has me looking at my tomato plants, and all of that green fruit hanging from them, and wondering if they’ll have enough time to ripen. Luckily, there is MORE »

Bulbs – When to Plant in Fall

Spring-flowering bulbs have been on garden center shelves for weeks but the real season for planting them begins in late October.  The ideal time to plant daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, Dutch iris, etc. is MORE »

Fall Leaf Color

One of the most wonderful experiences of fall is the parade of changing leaf color. Nature makes one last spectacular display of yellows, oranges, reds, and purples before winter sets in. Why do MORE »

Do You Want to be A Master Gardener Volunteer?

North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information and programs regarding environmental stewardship of gardens, lawns and landscapes. Started in North Carolina in 1979, the train-the-trainer program cultivates volunteers through hands-on MORE »

Fall Clean Up for a Better Spring Garden popular

One of the tricks to successful yard maintenance is a good, thorough Fall Yard Clean up.  With the cool brisk days of autumn close, cleaning the yard and garden for next year’s planting MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopTue Nov 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 1 week away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Nov 11, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 2 weeks away
Agriculture Advisory Board MeetingWed Nov 19, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Dec 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 1 month away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Jan 13, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 2 months away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Feb 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 3 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 3 months away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 4 months away
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