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Youth Garden a Success

Future Farmers of America and 4-H will soon join hands in working together at the Youth Garden in Marble, …

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EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is conducting a survey to gather input from food system stakeholders in the southwestern …

WildFire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Cherokee County will be hosting a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day at the North Carolina Forest Service Office located at …

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4-H & Bee's in the Classroom!

The first grade at Murphy Elementary is busy learning about the benefits of honey bee’s and other pollinators through …

All fruit should be picked before becoming over-ripe.

4-H Plant Sale Starts February 1

Cherokee County 4-H is once again conducting its annual plant and tree sale. All proceeds will go to Cherokee …

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Backyard Milk Goats Seminar

I bet you have always dreamed of raising your own goats. The Community Council of the Georgia Mountain Research …

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Sign Up for Our Newsletter Today

The Cherokee County Center publishes an electronic newsletter each month. Learn about the educational classes and workshops conducted each …

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Growing Farmers to Feed Our Future

Learn How N.C. Cooperative Extension is growing farmers for the future on. To learn about careers in Agriculture contact …

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Duke Energy Solar Grants

Alex Arnold with WNC Energy Cost-Share Assistance Program is trying to get grant money to farmers in Duke Energy …

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Yoga With Goats

Yoga Programs: Classes every Saturday and Sunday! Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you through a …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Land Application of Municipal Sludge: Advantages and Concerns

This factsheet explains how proper land application of municipal biosolids can protect public health and …

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Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

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

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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …