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The Power of
Knowledge

North Carolina Cooperative Extension takes the power of knowledge and brings it to the people of North Carolina. Find out more about North Carolina Cooperative Extension at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Power of
Knowledge

North Carolina Cooperative Extension takes the power of knowledge and brings it to the people of North Carolina. Find out more about North Carolina Cooperative Extension at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Union County
Vision

Extension's Mission North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps people improve the quality of their lives by providing research-based, informal educational opportunities focused on local issues and needs. Vision for the Union County Center To become the premier information source for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Resource Development, Family and Consumer Education, and 4-H and Youth Development. Conducting quality programs delivered by a highly competent staff of professionals, appreciated for their individual worth and empowered by their ability to improve the lives of others; all in an atmosphere where the freedom to achieve to their full potential is reflected in the organization's technical expertise and customer focus.

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Union County
Community Services Guide for Older Adults

The NC Cooperative Extension Union County Center, Council on Aging in Union County, Union County Older Adult Interagency Council and Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center present the 2014-2015 Community Services Guide for Older Adults. Click below for a full listing. 2014-15 OlderAdults Guide

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Bumble bee on coneflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 13 popular

Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Frost ring on apple. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Frost Ring on Apples popular

Some apple growers are noticing that some of their apples are looking a little strange, with odd colored scabby rings around the fruit. This is called frost ring and is a result of the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Late June in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator Garden Tour Thursday July 7 popular

Thursday July 7 at 10:00 am Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Beat the Squash Vine Borer

If you’re like me, at some point in your gardening years a simple little white caterpillar has gotten the best of you. Your squash vines have suddenly collapsed again! Squash Vine Borer is MORE » – from   Stanly County Center

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Union County Staff Members Recognized

Union County NC Cooperative Extension Team is Recognized for High Achievement & Contribution Cheri Bennett, NC Cooperative Extension Program Assistant, Dustin Adcock, NC Cooperative Extension Local Foods Agent, and Nancie Mandeville, Union County MORE »

Water droplet photo by USDA NRCS

40 Gallon Challenge

Join the effort across North Carolina to conserve water.  Take the 40 Gallon Challenge!  The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call for residents and businesses to reduce our region’s water use on average by 40 MORE »

4-H Congress Registration is Available Now!

NC 4-H Congress’ registration is now available for teenagers in Union County. Teens must be 13 years or older to attend the event. NC 4-H Congress is July 15-19, 2016 in Raleigh, NC MORE »

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What can my teenager do this summer?

Are you looking for some exciting activities for your teenager? Union County 4-H has great programs and activities for your teenager to get involved with this summer. Each program is low or has MORE »

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Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Forest Management Training w/ A&TThu Aug 18, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Centenary AME Zion Church, US-74, Lilesville, NC 28091, USA
— 3 weeks away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh LessMon Sep 12, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center, 2325 Hanover Drive, Monroe, NC 28110, United States
— 1 month away
Mon Sep 26 - Mon Sep 26, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh LessMon Dec 12, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center, 2325 Hanover Drive, Monroe, NC 28110, United States
— 4 months away
ECA meetingThu Jan 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
DEMO KITCHEN
— 6 months away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh LessMon Mar 13, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center, 2325 Hanover Drive, Monroe, NC 28110, United States
— 7 months away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh LessMon Jun 12, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center, 2325 Hanover Drive, Monroe, NC 28110, United States
— 10 months away
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