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Cover photo for Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass Tetany in Cattle

With spring weather comes new grass growth and along with it the potential for grass tetany for cattle. Also …

Horse in Mud, Mud, Horses, Winter Mud, Hooves, Union County, North Carolina

Winter Mud and Horse Health

Winter brings lots of rain and snow to North Carolina. While the snow can be beautiful what it leaves …

Chart for Livestock Careers

Careers in the Livestock Industry

Did you know there are many career opportunities available to work with Livestock? I always loved animals growing up, …

WE GROW UNION COUNTY

'tis the Season

As we have entered the holiday season, and Thanksgiving has come and gone, UC Extension has much to be …

October - We Grow Union County

A Fall for All

As the leaves have begun to change and the second month of Fall has come and gone, N.C. Cooperative …

We Grow Union County

Growing Community

August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

We Grow Union County in front of picture of people at a dinner

Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Cows Standing in Pasture

Managing Summer Annual Pastures

Summer annual forages, like sorghum, sudan-grass, and millets are becoming an increasingly common method of providing additional forage during …

Pelletized Lime in a Blue and White Bag

What About Lime?

When you send off a soil sample to test the nutrient levels in your soil, one of the recommendations …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Black cattle graze pasture between rows of trees in CEFS silvopasture. Temporary electric fence holds cattle in a specific part of pasture.

Silvopastures: Forage Productivity and Microclimate

This publication provides a general overview of silvopastures and discusses the results of forage productivity …

4 days ago
Graphical representation of swine farms and forestland in SE NC

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage …

3 weeks ago
Graphical representation of pine plantations in Duplin County

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

Applying poultry manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help poultry producers manage …

3 weeks ago
Map overlayed with dots indicating locations of Swine farms (purple) and various forestland cover type

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

Applying animal manure to forestland can help animal producers manage waste and supply forest owners …

3 weeks ago

2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

3 weeks ago
Livestock grazes on a grass-clover pasture. Bees forage on clover blossoms.

Frost-Seeding Clovers into Tall Fescue Pastures

This publication provides information about the practice and benefits of frost-seeding clovers into established tall …

2/9/24

Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …