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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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Food Preservation Class Offered!

Canning, freezing, and drying are the three main methods of preserving food. The method you choose is very important …

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It’s Tomato Season!

We’re right in the middle of summer and many of us have been hard at work harvesting the fruits …

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June Is National Dairy Month!

June is National Dairy Month. Our dairy farmers work 365 days a year to bring us one of nature’s …

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Summer Gardening Series

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Clay County office is hosting a web-based summer gardening series that will take place two …

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Small Farms Week 2021

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will be held March 21–27, 2021, and …

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2020 Virtual Agribusiness Summit

This year we have taken the Agribusiness Summit Online! In collaboration with the Small Business Centers in Western North …

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Spotted Lanternfly

Help keep the Spotted Lanternfly out of North Carolina! The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China. Currently, it is …

Asian Giant Hornets

Some really great links available on Asian Giant Hornets: NC State University Asian Giant Hornet Info N.C. Department of Agriculture and …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Visitors enjoy the pumpkin season at a farm in North Carolina

Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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Person in field with miscanthus growing above head height

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 …

7/9/21
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 …

7/9/21