Iredell Informed January 2023

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Introducing our new 4-H Agent!

I am Adreanna White-Foxx. I am originally from Catawba, NC and now reside in Statesville, NC. I graduated from Wilkes Community College in December 2019 with my Associates Degree in Animal Science. I then went to NC A&T State University to complete my Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and graduated in May 2021. After graduating, I worked for Catawba County Cooperative Extension as the 4-H Program Assistant until I accepted this position as the 4-H Agent in Iredell County. I am so excited to meet all our 4-H youth and volunteers and to start this new journey with Iredell County 4-H.

Any youth interested in Dairy judging or quiz bowl, please contact Nancy Keith at 704-873-0507.

2023 Winter Vegetable Conference in Asheville NC

This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational programput together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. The conference program (see below) reflects growers' needs covering many aspects of production, including pest management, tomato breeding, and food safety. We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity to learn about current issues associated with vegetables and take time with the representatives from agricultural companies and other businesses that support our industry during our 2-day trade show. A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday. NC Pesticide credits will be available for attendees in the following catagories: D, N, O, and X.
See the link for registration details:

Do you have questions about specific plants found in your landscape or you interested in learning production tips for fruits and vegetables?  If so, consider visiting the NCSU's Plant Toolbox.  The following tips written by Kathleen Moore will help you uncover a wealth of information for hundreds of plants.  

*Audio and phonetic pronunciation of the botanical name *Description with Quick ID Hints and Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems *Photographs *Videos  *Links to images of the plant in landscapes  *Cultivars/Varieties *Tags  *Add to your Shopping List  *Data (96 fields/plant)  *Plants often confused with  *Plants that fill a similar niche  *Native plant alternatives  *Common Insect Problems with links to publications  *Common Disease Problems with links to publications  *Other common problems 

If you're a North Carolina resident with a question about a topic on this site, your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office can help. 

Safe Plate Registration:  January 2023 Course

Please complete this form to sign up for the Safe Plate Course. Registration of this form does not secure a space for the session until registration fee is paid. Deadline to register is January 11th to allow materials and exam to be ordered.   Once paid, participants can pick up materials after January 17th to study ahead of time. Registration is $140 for books, exams, and any additional educational materials. You may call office at (704) 873-0507 for more information. Participant must to pay with cash or check to Iredell County. Please mail check to Iredell County Center at PO Box 311 Statesville, NC. 28677. 
Classes are on Monday January 23rd and Monday January 30 from 8:30 am till 5 pm with Review and Exam on January 30. The class and testing will be held at the Iredell County Center at 4444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677
Please follow up with our Family & Consumer Science Agent to confirm your registration at
NC Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Andrea Sherril, FCS agent, at (704) 873-0507 or or in person at the Cooperative Extension office at least 14 days prior to the event.

2023 Regional Turfgrass Conference

Join us at the following in-person, 2023 regional conferences which are at four times at three  locations throughout the state.

The annual regional conferences offer a chance to hear the latest in the NC State Turfgrass Program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly with NC State’s faculty and staff. The broad range of topics includes Integrated Pest Management, cultural practices, weed control and more.

February 27, 2023
8:00 AM-11:45 AM
Guilford County Extension Office
3309 Burlington Road
Greensboro, 27405 


Registration Fees for all Regional Conferences:
Regular Registration Fee - $30
TCNC Registration Fee - $10
Extension Agents - Free

Who Should Attend:

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Landscape managers (from single property to multiple client operations)
  • Golf course personnel
  • Sports Turf managers
  • Master Gardeners
  • Citizens seeking advanced information


Iredell County has changed since the 2030 Horizon Plan was adopted in 2009. The plan helped guide Iredell County the past decade of growth. Though guided by timeless principles, a comprehensive update of the Horizon Plan is needed. There has been new growth in the County and in the region, shifts in community preferences, evolution of industries, and ever-improving best practices to consider. This effort will build on the foundation of the 2030 Horizon Plan and updated municipal plans to look and plan for further in the future.    

The next Horizon Plan will continue to consider the topics of the previous plan as well as emerging issues. Topics such as:  

  • Growth Management and Future Land Use 

  • Agricultural Preservation 

  • Transportation 

  • Economic Development 

  • Cultural, Environmental, and Water Resources 

  • Public Services and Facilities


Extension has daily slots on the local radio station, WAME 92.9FM/550AM! 

Check them out at 6:40am and 6:40pm 

Mondays-      Adreanna White-Foxx & Kelly Pierce for 4-H/Youth Development 

Tuesdays-       Andrea Sherrill for Family & Consumer Science

Wednesdays- Melinda Roberts for Horticulture

Thursdays-     Laura Elmore and Jenny Carleo for Crops and

Fridays-          Nancy Keith, Dairy and Extension Director News

Need to get in touch with Extension Staff?

--Just click on the person below--
Nancy Keith: County Extension Director, Dairy 
Andrea Sherrill: Family & Consumer Science 
Jenny Carleo:  Area Specialized Agent, Grain Crops 
Laura Elmore: Livestock and Crops
Adreanna White-Foxx: 4-H and Youth Development
Kelly Pierce: 4-H Program Associate
Melinda Roberts: Horticulture

Associate Support Staff: 
Beth Cloninger
Latoya Boller

NC Cooperative Extension 
Iredell County Center
444 Bristol Drive Statesville NC 28677

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