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Judy Pick wins 2009 Outstanding Friend of Extension award
[Apr. 10, 2009] The Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension recently held their Friends of Extension Awards Banquet, held annually to honor volunteers who have served the citizens of Chatham County through their work in Extension programs. This year, over 75 volunteers were honored with a homemade meal prepared by the Extension staff.
 
Fearrington Farmers' Market opens its 19th season April 7
[Mar. 23, 2009] The Fearrington Farmers' Market begins its 19th season on Tuesday, April 7th at 4pm. Discover great locally produced items including fruits and vegetables, salad greens, potted plants, fresh flowers, jams & jellies, honey, eggs, pastries, prepared meals and more.
 
Things to do in the garden nowThings to do in the garden now
[Mar. 21, 2009] You don't have to wait until Good Friday to plant your garden. In February, you might have been planting cabbage, carrots, and onions - oh my! Peas, potatoes, radish, and spinach. I know you've been looking at those catalogs. And with the warm weather recently, you were out checking the possibilities. By Al Cooke
Also: Things to Do in the Garden this Month
 
Chatham 4-H livestock club members participate at NC state fair
[Nov. 25, 2008] Members of the Chatham County Charging Champions 4-H Livestock Club participated in beef and dairy competitions at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, Oct. 16-26.
 
Register now for the December pastured poultry workshop
[Nov. 18, 2008] The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pastured poultry workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, December 3, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm in the auditorium of the Extension Agricultural Building in Pittsboro. By Debbie Roos
 
Selling eggs, meat, and poultry in North Carolina: What farmers need to know
[Oct. 30, 2008] Farmers who sell meat, poultry, and eggs in North Carolina must comply with state and federal laws designed to ensure that meat and poultry products sent into commerce are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) enforces these laws. By Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent
 
We are the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension
[Oct. 25, 2008] Recently there was a post to the Chatlist asking about who and what the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is. Due to a full schedule is has taken awhile to get a response back to the Chatlist, but this is the story of who and what we are. By Glenn Woolard
 
Cause of your diseased beech trees
[Oct. 25, 2008] Our house along the Haw River is surrounded by large Beech trees. They seem to be diseased with a fungus and/or insect parasite. Both yellowish and black “blobs” have appeared on the lower branches, and there are some branches that have developed a whitish infestation-looking coating. By Al Cooke, Extension Agent
 
Taking the fire out of fire ants
[Oct. 2, 2008] Cooperative Extension in Chatham County will offer a program on fire ant management on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. There is no charge for the program that begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building in downtown Pittsboro. Participants are required to call 919-542-8202 to pre-register for limited seating no later than October 13, 2008.
 
N.C. Cooperative Extension to hold woody biomass workshop
[Sep. 22, 2008] With demand for fuel wood rising as the biomass energy market expands, North Carolina’s family woodland owners are well-placed to enhance their assets, reduce overhead, and maybe even turn a profit. To educate landowners, N.C. Cooperative Extension is holding free dinner programs across the state. Co-sponsors include the state’s Division of Forest Resources and the U.S. Forest Service. By By Glenn Woolard
 
4-H Clubs in Chatham County
[Sep. 9, 2008] Chatham County 4-H currently has three clubs and is looking to form new clubs each day! All it takes is five youth and one adult to start your own 4-H Club! The three clubs that are active are the Chatham County Charging Champions 4-H Livestock Club, the Rocky River Riders 4-H Horse Club, and the Red Wolves 4-H Homeschool Club. By Lauren Irby
 
Chatham students to participate in county fair
[Sep. 5, 2008] Organizers of the Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair have once again invited students in Chatham County Schools to showcase their abilities and school-related work during the annual fair.
 
Plant disease management strategiesPlant disease management strategies
[Jul. 10, 2008] This spring and early summer have been good for some plant disease problems. In some cases, such as fire blight of apple and pear or dieback in azaleas or rhododendrons, we can remove diseased plant parts with pruners and arrest the problem right there. Since we can’t cure plant diseases, perhaps it’s a good time to review some of our best disease management strategies. By Al Cooke
 
Guard donkeys and other livestock guardians
[Jun. 25, 2008] Is a guard animal necessary with goats or sheep? Some people do get away without them, but in many parts of Chatham a guard animal is a very good idea. By Kit Donner
 
You just have to bee at the pollinator celebrationYou just have to bee at the pollinator celebration
[Jun. 25, 2008] Come join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers' Association for a very special celebration of National Pollinator Week on Saturday, June 28, from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm. By Debbie Roos
Also: Directions to the Chatham Mills
Also: Chatham Beekeepers' Association

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