Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Diabetes Today / Apple of My Eye

Make plans to join us on Tuesday, October 3rd from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Alleghany Wellness Center as we learn some helpful information about diabetes and your daily life and sample some delicious apple recipes.  Dr. Logan Oliver will share information on the importance of eye health.  Call the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 to register.

The Diabetes Today educational series is a partnership between NC Cooperative Extension, AppHealth Care, Alleghany Cares and Alleghany Wellness Center.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness ImageA few tips on Hurricane Preparedness.

This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm

Hurricane Preparedness

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Farm to Table Educational Opportunity

Join us at the Alleghany Wellness Center on Wednesday, September 27th from 11 am until 1 pm for an educational opportunity to learn about the Alleghany Local Food Initiative.  You will have an opportunity to meet local producers and purchase local products while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres.

It is FREE to attend, but spaces are limited and you MUST have a ticket.  Tickets are available at the Cooperative Extension Office and the Alleghany Farmers Market.  For more information, contact 336-372-5597.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Household Ants: control measures you can use.

Image: Nelio Freitas, InvasIBERIt's that time of year where ants are everywhere.  If you have them in your home, I'm sure you are trying to determine the best way to remove them.  Visit the link below for some helpful tips from Extension Entomology.

A Guide to House-Invading Ants and Their Control

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Farm to Table 4th of July Parade

The parade is on for Saturday, July 1July 1st and the theme is Farm to Table.  The Sparta Revitalization Committee is hoping that farmers will participate by bringing their tractors, animals, trees, or whatever they would like to "parade" that day. 

Floats meet at NAPCO parking lot. Walkers and animals meet at parking lot beside auditorium on Charles Street. Cars meet in front of SES. If you plan to participate, please register ahead of time at SRC/Chamber office 336-372-5473 and ask for Sarah.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The June meeting for our newly forming ECA Club will be on Monday, June 12th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Alleghany Wellness Center.  Please make plans to join us!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2017 Summer Fun

The 2017 Alleghany 4-H Summer Fun Newsletter is now available! Click here to view all the exciting opportunities that we are offering this year...

***PLEASE NOTE:  We will start accepting registrations on Monday, May 15th at 9am.  This is for ALL registrations, including online and over the phone.  Don't forget that payment is required at time of registration....

Feel free to share this information!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The May-July 2017 Alleghany FCS Newsletter is now available online.  Click here to learn more about Alleghany FCS happenings...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Diabetes Today Workshops

Please make plans to join us monthly at the Alleghany Wellness Center as we learn about diabetes and your daily life.  We will enjoy free food samples and receive delicious recipes and helpful information.

All of these are FREE Workshops, but you you must reserve your spot - RSVP to Alleghany Cooperative Extension at 336-372-5597.

Monday, March 20, 2017

New ECA Club Forming

Wouldn't you like to meet new people, make lifelong friendships, enjoy new experiences and give back to the community?  A new ECA Club is forming and by becoming a member, you could do all of those things and more!

Please make plans to join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30pm at the Alleghany Wellness Center (508 Collins Road).

Monday, February 20, 2017

NC Ag. Awareness Day

March 15 | 9a.m. – 3p.m.
Meet at N.C. State Fairgrounds
Lunch provided
Free bus downtown
Come celebrate North Carolina’s largest industry! Agriculture earns $84 billion today — and could grow to $100 billion in just seven years. Meet elected officials, see ag-related exhibits and celebrate the tremendous contributions agriculture provides to North Carolina and the world. Park at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. We have free buses to the legislature and back with lunch provided!
For more information, visit ncagr.gov/ncagday
See you there!
Sign up here: go.ncsu.edu/AgAwarenessDay

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Feb-April 2017 Alleghany FCS Newsletter is now available online.  Please visit here to learn more about Alleghany FCS happenings...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

North Central District ECA Scholarship Applications

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Alleghany County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members are proud to announce they are accepting applications for the 2017 North Central District Extension and Community Association Scholarships.

The $800.00 scholarships are given to a youth and an adult who are continuing their education beyond the high school level in any field of study, but with priority given to a degree in family and consumer sciences.

A youth applicant is defined as a high school senior or a student currently enrolled in college having completed high school without a break in his /her formal education. An adult is an individual who has completed high school and has had a break in his/her formal education and now wishes to further his/her education.

All applicants must be North Carolina residents and planning to attend a North Carolina accredited college, community college or technical institute in the fall of 2017. Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Financial Need 25%
  • Scholarship Potential 25%
  • Activities and Honors 25%
  • ECA Connection 25%

The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. The application is available here: Alleghany ECA Scholarship Application. You may also obtain an application or get more information by visiting or calling the Alleghany County Center of NC Cooperative Extension at 336-372-5597.

Alleghany County Extension and Community Association (ECA) has three clubs and 44 members located throughout the county. The organization’s mission is to Strengthen Families through:

  • Leadership Development
  • Volunteer Work
  • Educational Support
  • Researched-based education from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University

The Story of Your Dinner

Each year 1 in 6 people get sick from foodborne illness.  Visit this link to view an informative video that will provide useful tips to keep yourself and your family healthy.

Monday, January 9, 2017

January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month, which means you should test your home for the colorless, odorless gas, which is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.
Radon is found in every state of the country.  It is a radioactive gas which is emitted as uranium, which is found in soil, decays. The gas rises through the ground reaching the air above through cracks in your home’s foundation where it becomes trapped and builds up within the walls of your house. Any home, new or old, with or without a basement, can test high for radon.

It is important that residents of Alleghany County check their Radon levels due to the county’s geologic makeup.  We are categorized as a Zone 1 which means on average, the county has a high potential for having homes with that would need mitigation.  

A limited number of kits are available FREE OF CHARGE at the Alleghany Extension Office, 90 S Main St, Sparta.  For more information contact the office at (336) 372-5597.  

NC Agritunity Conference & Tradeshow

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NC Agritunity Conference & Tradeshow
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Iredell County Agricultural Center
444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677
Registration starts 7:30am
Programs from 8:30am-4:00pm

NC Agritunity is a one-day educational conference and vendor trade show for large and small farmers. Large commodity producers, livestock producers, small farm managers, beginning farmers, and anyone just interested in agriculture are welcome to attend.  Continuing education credits (CEUs) and pesticide training credits will be available in some of the presentations for existing license holders.  Our Keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Rich Bonanno, Associate Dean, CALS and Director, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.  To learn more about the educational sessions and featured vendors, please visit the NC Agritunity webpage or contact your local Cooperative Extension Center. 
The event is free and open to the public. 

To register as a participant: You can sign up via the 2017 NC Agritunity registration form or call the Iredell County Cooperative Extension Center at 704-873-0507. Walk-in registration may be limited. 

To register as a vendor: Please contact Danelle Cutting at (704) 216-8970 or Lenny Rogers at (828)632-4451 or via our exhibitor application. For additional information on how to be a vendor please visit our exhibitor website