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Farmer Appreciation Breakfast

Garden Column March 9, 2016 During almost every school garden class, gardening program, or public event, I get on my soap box about everything you have or have eaten coming from a farm. Our current MORE »


Q&A: Busy as a Bee!

Garden Column March 9, 2016 I am going to admit it; I am as busy as a bee! I will go ahead and apologize to my clients that with this warm weather, I am swamped! MORE »


Q&A: Spring has almost Sprung!

Garden Column March 2, 2016 Spring will be here in no time! Flowers are starting to bloom, trees are budding, and insects are getting active. This is the busiest time of year for Cooperative Extension, MORE »


Best Kept Secret

Garden Column February 17, 2016 Cooperative Extension is referred to as the “Best Kept Secret.”Although I partly agree, I don’t believe that it’s the whole truth. Whenever I am in a group setting and MORE »

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Q&A: Weeds, Fertilizing and Blueberry Pruning

Garden Column February 10, 2015 Even though the weather is unpredictable, calls concerning weeds, fertilizing, and pruning have been constant this week. Below are some of the concerns that Rowan County citizens have had. As always, MORE »

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Peach Pruning

Garden Column February 3, 2016 Pruning is always a hot topic for Cooperative Extension. People want to know how to tend to their shrubs and fruit trees. Last week, I wrote about the Peach Growers MORE »


Peach Growers Conference

Garden Column January 27, 2015 This week, I was able to attend the NC Peach Growers Society Annual Conference. As always, the conference provides a wealth of knowledge on growing peaches and how to properly MORE »


Q&A: Hay and Pruning

Garden Column January 20, 2015 It is hard to believe that the first month of the New Year is almost over. Time never seems to slow down and with that being said, pruning MORE »


Q&A: Honey, Bees, and Community Gardening

Gardening Column January 13, 2015 As the days and nights get colder, questions come in about gardening and surprisingly about bees. Here are a few of this week’s questions and how I answered MORE »

4H Speak Up cancelled 2/15 due to bad weather

4H Speak Up will be cancelled 2/15 Monday due to bad weather, stay tuned for a make-up date!  We will meet as planned on Mondat February 22. Thanks Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension MORE »


RACE 4-H Horse Show 101 Workshop

Winter is the perfect time to learn more about showing your horses! At this clinic, you will learn about how to properly read a class list and why it is important that you MORE »


4-H Small Fruit Plant Sale

Rowan County 4-H is now taking orders for their annual Spring Plant Sale. Varieties available include: strawberries – Allstar; blueberries – Brightwell, Climax, Premier, and Pink Lemonade; blackberries – Arapaho and Navaho; raspberries MORE »


4-H Speak Up Class

4-H Speak Up is a great way for you to practice your 4-H presentation or brush up on your public speaking skills. Cheryl Kane from Barton & Kane Consolidated will once again offer MORE »

ACT Prep Course Starting In January

Do you want to go to college? Are you intimidated by college entrance examinations such as the ACT? As a high school student, preparing for a college entrance examination, like the ACT, can MORE »

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December 2015 Q & A: Kissing Bug Calls

December 9, 2015 The agents have been out of the office this week for the Cooperative Extension State Conference, so most of our questions have come via email. These topics have been very popular; we have MORE »


2015 DIY Pampered Holiday Gifts

12/13/15 I know I have mentioned it often, but I love this time of year. I enjoy getting together with family and friends, and I also love the holiday décor. I am not MORE »


Rowan Farm City Day

The 2015 Rowan County Farm City Day luncheon will be held Friday, November 20, 12:00 noon at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension Office (2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury). Sponsored by the Salisbury Kiwanis MORE »


2015 NC Farm School Summit

October 21, 2015 Blue skies, bright sun shining, cool weather, over 120 people, and combining some super awesome Extension agents and Piedmont Research staff can create an awesome NC Farm School Summit. Just a few weeks MORE »

2015 Extension Master Gardener Conference

September 22, 2015 Being an Extension Agent can be tough but rewarding. Every day is different, and you are never stuck at a desk. I started off my work week at the State Extension Master MORE »


Q&A Cool Season Crops and Oriental Persimmons

October 13, 2015 Cooler temperatures are forecasted over the weekend. As the season progresses, our first frost should be coming soon. Because I work with homeowners, farmers, and farmers’ markets, I never know the questions that MORE »