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The Clay County Center Local Foods contact is Lisa Gonzalez.

Cover photo for Food Preservation Class Offered!

Food Preservation Class Offered!

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

Cover photo for Small Farms Week 2021

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 …

Cover photo for 2020 Virtual Agribusiness Summit

2020 Virtual Agribusiness Summit

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

Cover photo for Small Ruminant Webinar

Small Ruminant Webinar

We are holding a Small Ruminant program from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Program will be …

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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Liability for Injury from Livestock

This publication provides farmers or landowners with an overview of rules of liability for any …

Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

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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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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Sheep and Goat Production for Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of sheep and goat production for small and beginning farmers …

Pastured Poultry For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of pastured poultry production for small and beginning farmers in …

Pastured Pork For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of pastured pork production for small and beginning farmers in …