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Agriculture & Food

NC State Extension connects farmers, agribusinesses and communities with vital research-based information and technology. Research at NC State targets society's grand challenges. Extension delivers this research directly into the hands of North Carolinians, helping them to translate knowledge into everyday solutions.

Small Farms-AgriShop Series & Academy

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity! The AgriShop Series and Academy will include workshops covering Heirloom Tomatoes, Ginger, …

Row Cover in the Winter Garden

Earlier this year I talked about fall gardens and I briefly discussed covering your plants in cold weather. Covering …

Southern Farm Show 2019

The Southern Farm Show begins January 30th and runs through February 1st at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. …

Pond Management Guide

NC State Extension provides an online Pond Management Guide to the public with information on fishing, recreational ponds, water …

2018 NC OVT Cotton Data

The 2018 NC OVT Cotton data is now available. To view the full report, please visit the OVT …

2018 NC OVT Soybean Data

The 2018 NC OVT Soybean data for Union County is posted below in PDF format. The full season site …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

strawberry planting

14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

2 days ago
Figure 1. Developing goals and strategies.

Teaching from the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

2 weeks ago
Map showing North Carolina counties with BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

12/20/18

Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

Bee Gap

Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

A photo of a dairy cow.

Selling Fluid Milk to Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

12/18/18Local Foods

Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation

Protecting farm and forest land can be complicated. In this publication we interview a family …