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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

Honey Harvest

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 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …