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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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100 Years 100
Stories

Do YOU have a story to tell? Swain County has a lot of stories, some that's been told and some that's hasn't. In celebrating the rich history of Cooperative Extension in our county, we want to hear from YOU . . . YOUR stories of farming and agriculture; 4-H clubs, camps and activities; home demonstration clubs; food preservation; and how Cooperative Extension has helped YOU.  Our goal is to collect, share and archive these stories. They will also be displayed at our 100 year Celebration on September 16. YOU are what makes Cooperative Extension what it is today. Click link below to share your story. We look forward to hearing from you!   CLICK HERE to: Share YOUR Story  Mark your calendars for Swain County Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration!

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Swain County
Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration

LIKE Swain County Cooperative Extension on Facebook for the latest news. September 16 - Centennial Celebration Photos WOW, what a great evening! A huge thanks to all those who celebrated with us . . . you're what makes Cooperative Extension so special!! Click on picture collage to see more . . . History Wall Photos (Click pictures to see more) Family Consumer Science Agriculture and Livestock 4-H and Youth 100 Years 100 Stories In celebrating the rich history of Cooperative Extension in our county, we want to hear from YOU . . . YOUR stories of farming and agriculture; 4-H clubs, camps and activities; home demonstration clubs; food preservation; and how Cooperative Extension has helped YOU.  100 Reasons to Celebrate Join us on September 16 for more reasons to celebrate! Tomato sandwiches and refreshments; birthday cake; clogging and live music; various booths (County Agent, Smoky Mountain Beekeepers, Master Gardeners, SHIIP, 4-H); History Wall, Extension photo album and slide show, give-aways, crafts for kids, Extension information galore! Swain County Cooperative Extension is . . . What is Cooperative Extension? The often asked question, can be answered a lot of different ways. Cooperative Extension is: Farming, Agriculture, Livestock, Education, 4-H, Family, Community, Nutrition, The County Agent, Working Together, Local Foods, Horticulture . . . check it out in pictures! Cooperative Extension's 100 Years in the News NC Field and Family - N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Through the Years NC Field and Family - NC Cooperative Extension Service Celebrates a Century SC’s Lever Pioneered Extension Service Will Extension get another 100 years? ECA 100th Anniversary (YouTube Video)

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Swain County Farmers
Market

Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing flowers and other woody ornamentals, or beekeeping (Honey)? If you answered yes to any of these endeavors and would like to sell the “fruits of your labor” then, set-up a booth and join us! In 2014, here will be a vendor fee of $25. You may pay your vendor fee in full upfront or in installments of $5 until you reach $25. Please bring this to one of the Market Managers before the market opens for the day. In addition, potential vendors must agree to Farmers Market policies and submit an application prior to any sales to: Swain County Cooperative ExtensionAttention: Christy BredenkampPO Box 2329Bryson City, NC 28713Swain Tailgate Farmers Market Polices/Guidelines (pdf)Swain Vendor Application - Agreement (pdf)New Tax Laws (pdf) - effective 2014 Swain County Farmers Market Rack Cards (PDF version) LIKE on Facebook - Swain County Farmers Market _________________________________________________________________________ Sellers must reside and produce the items they sell within Swain and adjacent counties (Graham, EBCI, Jackson, Macon and Clay). Sellers must be the original producer (or family member) of all items being sold.  No buying and reselling of produce or other products are allowed. For more information contact: Swain County Cooperative Extension at (828) 488-3848.  

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Need Help Choosing A
Medicare Part D Drug Plan?

SHIIP Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a consumer information division of the NC Department of Insurance that assists people with choosing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. Swain County Cooperative Extension 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, NC _________________________________________________________________________ Do You Need Help Paying for Your Medicare Prescription Medications?  If you answered yes to this question and have limited income and resources, you may qualify for 'EXTRA HELP' (the low-income subsidy) to pay your prescription drug costs. Receiving this help will not change your monthly Social Security benefits. (This program is not available to Medicaid recipients). INCOME GUIDELINES are $1,353.75 per month for an individual and $1,821.25 per month for a couple living together. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. This is a FREE community service, and we do not sell insurance. __________________ For more information: http://www.ncdoi.com/shiip/default.aspx

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Join the NC 10 Percent Campaign 

It’s not too late to join the NC 10% Campaign! The NC 10% Campaign is statewide initiative led by the Center for Sustainable Farming Systems and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension promoting locally MORE »

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Outdoor Adventurers 4-H Club popular

GREAT ADVENTURES OUTDOORS! Do you enjoy the outdoors? Then consider joining the Outdoor Adventurer’s 4-H Club. Club members can look forward to a ton of outdoor fun, from eco art, hiking, fishing, photography, MORE »

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Stay Cool and Drink Water

Whether it’s working in the garden, mowing the grass or washing the car, we spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer. When you’re outside in the heat, it’s important to avoid MORE »

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NC Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for life-changing MORE »

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Swain County 4-H Summer Program Extravaganza

Swain County 4-H announces the 2014 Summer Program Extravaganza lineup!  There is something for everyone (ages 5-18). See what activities interest you! Outdoor Explorers Camp June 16 – 20 $40 (all week)   MORE »

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Spring into Green Cleaning

In anticipation of longer days and warmer weather, spring-cleaning usually moves to the top of our “things to do” list.  When planning this annual ritual, it’s a great time to take inventory of MORE »

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April Mountain Gardening Chores

As April quickly approaches, the urge to be outdoors pruning and planting in and around our garden and landscape areas comes naturally to most individuals as temperatures reach Hi-Low (F) averages between 67.8-42.8 MORE »

Youth from (left to right) Will McCall, Savannah Currie, Caleb Currie, Kaylee Simmons and Travis Franklin

4-H is Cooking Up Life Skills

Cooking offers children a way to learn valuable life skills and good nutrition. During February members of the Awesome 4-H Club practiced their cooking skills by designing their own casseroles.  They used the MORE »

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Cook This! Make Your Own Salad DressingThu Oct 2, 2014 Today
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Swain County Senior Center, Bryson CIty
— 4 hours away
In-Step Line DancingThu Oct 2, 2014 Today
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 12 hours away
Swain County Farmers MarketFri Oct 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Island Street (at the Barn), Downtown Bryson City
— Tomorrow
SHIIP AppointmentsMon Oct 6, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 4 days away
Composting & Vermicomposting (Worm) Basics - Jackson CountyTue Oct 7, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Road, Sylva
— 5 days away
Cook This! Culinary ChallengeTue Oct 7, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Swain County Family Resource Center, Bryson City
— 5 days away
Clogging Classes for All AgesTue Oct 7, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road
— 5 days away
Composting & Vermicomposting (Worm) Basics - Swain CountyThu Oct 9, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 1 week away
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