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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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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

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

3 weeks ago

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

3 weeks ago

Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

3 weeks ago
Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

4/1/19

Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

3/25/19SoilFacts