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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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On the Lookout for Pinkeye

Now that hot, humid weather is gaining a foothold here in the mountains, cattle producers need to keep a …

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Canton Livestock Spring Update

Registration is required! Call (828) 884-3109 for more information. June 4, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WNC Regional Livestock …

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WNC Hemp Growers Meeting

Western North Carolina Extension personnel have organized a virtual hemp growers meeting for the evening of February 17, 2021. …

Making Butter at Home

Making butter at home is easier than you think. Watch this short video to learn how to make butter …

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Forages for Horse Owners Series

Three-class series. You may register for one, two, or all three classes. December 10, 2020 — Feeding Hay January 14, 2021 …

Coronavirus Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing …

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Seeding Native Azaleas

Learn how to propagate native azaleas at home from seed. Watch this video to learn …

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Soil Sampling

Are you interested in getting your lawn and garden growing just right? If so, you might want to consider …

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Additional Assistance for Farmers

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

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Graph of H-2A positions certified in NC 2016-2021

The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

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Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …

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