Monday, February 21, 2011

4-H Plant Sale

Alleghany County 4-H is currently taking orders for the 2011 Annual Spring Plant Sale.

The following types of plants are available to purchase:


All orders are due by March 15th. Payment is due at the time orders are placed. Click here for your plant description / order form. The tentative pick-up date is Friday, April 15th. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597. All proceeds will help send kids to summer camp & other summer fun opportunities.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Regional Christmas Tree Marketing Worshop

A Regional Christmas Tree Marketing Workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at the Watauga County Cooperative Extension Conference Center.  The registration fee, which included lunch and materials, is $15 and will be collected at the door.  Registration begins at 8:30am and the program will start at 9 am.  

This workshop will help producers "fine tune" their current marketing program and maximize marketing investments.  Local speakers, as well as specialists from NCSU will share information focusing on wholesale, retail and Choose & Cut.

Please contact the Extension Office (372-5597) to register.  The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pesticide Recertification Classes

On February 17th there will be 2 pesticide training classes, as well as a pesticide applicators exam, offered at the Upper Mountain Research Station (Hwy. #88, Laurel Springs).

8:00 am - V class (2 hours credit)
10:00 am - X class (2 hours credit)
1:00 pm - Exam

If you plan to attend either of the trainings and/or the exam, please call the Extension office (372-5597) to register.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ACTA Business Meeting & Program

The Alleghany Christmas Tree Association will hold a general business meeting and program on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.  The program and meeting will follow the meal, which will begin at 6 pm. If you plan to join us for the meal, you must RSVP (336-372-5597) by Friday, February 11th. 

Due to the sales directory being printed much earlier this year, the deadline to turn in your membership form and dues is March 1, 2011.  NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.  

Click here to download and print your form.  You can bring it to the meeting on Feb. 15th or to the Extension Office.  You may also mail it to P.O. Box 892, Sparta, NC 28675.