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WNC AgOptions Grant Writing Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a grant-writing workshop for farmers interested in applying for a WNC AgOptions …

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Food Preservation Workshop

Canning High and Low Acid Foods April 11, 2017 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Community Services Building 25 Riverside Circle Hayesville, NC It may not be …

Learn to Can and Preserve Food!

N.C. Cooperative Extension Presents…more Deadline for registration is Friday, June 22. Click here to register …

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Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

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Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

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