Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds
A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity.
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NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released
The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12.
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PLEASE READ: Important Update from NCDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Division: Attention Meat and Poultry Handlers: Someone from NCDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Division will be contacting you in the near future to MORE »– from NC Choices
PLEASE READ: Important Update from NCDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Division: Attention Meat and Poultry Handlers: Someone from NCDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Division will be contacting you in the near future to ensure your registration MORE »– from NC Choices
Clay County Extension will hold a seminar on fire ant control on Thursday, April 9, 4:00pm at the Clay County Community Garden site. Fire ants have become an increasing problem throughout the county for several MORE »
An exciting three-part series on all aspects of Growing: planning, planting, production, & pests. Dates: March 31, April 7 & 14 (3 Tuesdays) Time: 7-9pm Location: Lenoir Rhyne University Asheville Address: 36 Montford Avenue, MORE »
Southern Appalachian Family Farms presents Know Your Farmer Know Your Food Expo Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Brasstown Community Center, 255 Settawig Road, Brasstown, NC 28902. Admission is free to the public. Doors open 10 am – 4 MORE »
Agriculture Council of America Announces 2015 National Ag Day Date The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 18, 2015. This will mark the 42nd anniversary of National MORE »
The Spring Issue of Extension Gardener is now available Including information on Stemming the tide of invasive species ‘ Blizzard’ pearlbush Edible flowers Sustainability in the lawn and much MORE »– from Extension Gardener
Harry Watt, Wood Products Specialist with NC State University will be in Clay County Thursday, March 19 at 10 AM to discuss assistance available for woodworking shops that make and sale wood products. The MORE »
North Carolina is a great place when it comes to agriculture! March 18, 2015 – NC Ag Awareness Day – is all about communicating the values and opportunities in agriculture, and we need MORE »– from Cherokee County Center
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Cooperative Extension will be hosting Specialists from the NC A&T Mushroom Program to teach a workshop on how to grow shiitake mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are popular because MORE »– from Cherokee County Center
Interested in adding a special claim to your meat product but confused about the process? NC Choices with support from NC Growing Together, the Golden Leaf Foundation, and NC Cooperative Extension produced a MORE »– from NC Choices
Building the Capacity of Small Meat Processors: Successes and Lessons from North Carolina A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar. Date: January 7, 2015 Time: 10am PST / 1pm EST Duration: one hour To attend: Go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/nichemeat 5-10 minutes before MORE »– from NC Choices