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Closed These Days in December

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County staff will be participating in staff development on Thursday, December 9 (all day) and …

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Buy a Local Fraser Fir

Christmas Tree selection is approaching quickly and, hopefully, you will purchase a quality locally grown North Carolina Fraser Fir. …

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Office Currently Closed

The office is currently closed due to no heat or water. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance …

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Welcome Niki Maness

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County Offers Empowering Youth & Families Program Welcome to Niki Maness The Empowering Youth & …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

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Are You New to Medicare?

Are you new to Medicare or know someone who is? The following video will give you a better understanding …

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Empowering Youth and Families Program

Parent Education Offerings Empowering Youth and Families is a family education model that focuses on family relationships and communication. It …

2021 Flood Damage

Flood Damage Relief to Be Available

Has Your Farm Suffered Flood Damage? Please contact our Extension Center (828.688.4811) as well as the FSA office (828.765.5049) with …

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4-H Pizza Garden

A cooperative effort is underway between the Mitchell County 4-H Program, Spruce Pine Library, and the Spruce Pine Housing …

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Extension Needs Assessment

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is conducting a statewide program needs assessment to determine how …

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Being Smart About Social Media

Most teens use some form of social media and have a profile on social networking sites. According to GlobalWebIndex, …

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Silverfish and Firebrats

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology, behavior and management of silverfish infestations.

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Jumping Worms

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