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Montgomery County Farm visited by TSU Tennessee New Farmer Academy for New Farmers, Ranchers and Returning Veterans participants

 

Tennessee State University Cooperative ExtensionMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee State University is conducting a New Farmer Academy and Montgomery County was honored to host and provide education to participants. Six participant’s visited McCraw’s Strawberry Ranch this past Monday, August 18th.

Billy and Teresa McCraw, owners and 2014 recipients of the Small Farmers Award in Alternative Enterprises category, demonstrated how they plant plasticulture strawberries.

Billy & Teresa Reints McCraw demonstrating the plastic layer for plasticulture strawberries. This machine builds the beds in the soil, lays the plastic and the irrigation line all at the same time at McCraw's Strawberry Ranch.

Billy & Teresa Reints McCraw demonstrating the plastic layer for plasticulture strawberries. This machine builds the beds in the soil, lays the plastic and the irrigation line all at the same time at McCraw’s Strawberry Ranch.

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Montgomery County Agricultural Extension Office to offer a workshop series for beginner growers

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – Are you thinking about becoming a grower?

If so SproUTing Growers is a 10-part workshop series to provide potential growers with the business planning and management, vegetable and small fruit planning and production and direct marketing skills that they need to properly plan and carry out a farming venture.

Workshops will be held from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Montgomery County Agricultural Extension office in Clarksville, Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Winter Market this Friday, March 14th

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – Hopefully the Winter Market is going to start looking a lot like Spring here in the near days or weeks. Visit us at the Winter Market this Friday from 9:30am until 1:30am at the Smith Trahern Mansion. «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Extension Service offers Orchard Production 101 Workshop

 

UT Extension OfficeMontgomery County, TN – Extension agents in a nine county area of Middle Tennessee are planning an Orchard Production Workshop for small producers and homeowners. The workshop will be held at Shade Tree Farms in Adams, TN on Friday, February 28th, 2014.

The participant fee for the program is $10.00/person which includes lunch onsite. The workshop will kick off at 9:00am Central time and conclude around 4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Extension office now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Master Gardener Course

 

Montgomery County Master Gardeners AssociationMontgomery County, TN – Fall 2013 Master Gardener Course applications now being accepted by the Montgomery County Extension office.

All classes will be held at the Montgomery County Extension office on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm beginning August 27th and ending November 19th.

The fee for the class is $100.00 or $125.00 per couple (if sharing a book). «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Master Gardener program Accepting Applications for Fall Class Sessions

 

UT Extension OfficeMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Master Gardener Program is a volunteer service program provided by the University of Tennessee Extension.

The program serves Tennesseans with home horticulture information and recruits new volunteers for training, certification and service through the local Extension offices. «Read the rest of this article»

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Winter Market is this Friday at Smith Trahern Mansion

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – Winter Market is this Friday at Smith Trahern Mansion located at 101 McClure Street, from 9:30am until Noon with plenty of booths tucked in among many more trees. It should be a lot of fun and a lot of food, gifts, crafts  and more. «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving meals for the Wounded Warriors in need of Turkey Donations

 

UT Extension OfficeMontgomery County, TN – The Extension office has been contacted by Liza Johnson, who is assisting them at Fort Campbell for help with Thanksgiving meals for the Wounded Warriors. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mt Olive Historical Preservation Society and the Darden Foundation Partner to Advance Brandon Hill Youth Heritage Garden

 

Grant is one of nearly 900 to be awarded through the inaugural Darden Restaurant Community Grants Program

Mount-Olive-Cemetery-Historical-Preservation-SocietyClarksville, TN – Mt Olive Historical Preservation Society has received a $2000 grant as part of the inaugural Restaurant Community Grant Program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.

The Restaurant Community Grant Program is a local grants program intended to help support nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities Darden and its restaurant brands serve. The donation will enable Mt Olive Society’s Brandon Hill Youth Heritage Garden program to reach scores of young people in the Montgomery County community.

Pictured, from the left, are Beth Kasper, Mt Olive Society volunteer, Jon Rigdon, Longhorn Steakhouse manager, Geneva Bell, Mt Olive Society 2nd vice president, Michael Malone, Red Lobster general manager, Karla Kean, TSU Extension agent, and Joanne Traughber, UT Master Gardeners intern.

Pictured, from the left, are Beth Kasper, Mt Olive Society volunteer, Jon Rigdon, Longhorn Steakhouse manager, Geneva Bell, Mt Olive Society 2nd vice president, Michael Malone, Red Lobster general manager, Karla Kean, TSU Extension agent, and Joanne Traughber, UT Master Gardeners intern.

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Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods offers Earth-Friendly Solutions for Home Landscapes

 

Tennessee Yards and NeighborhoodsMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods program is conducting a Home Landscape Workshop to help homeowners create attractive and healthy yards by working with Tennessee’s environment rather than against it.

A “Tennessee Yard Done Right” is beautiful, earth-friendly and saves money. «Read the rest of this article»

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