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Online 'Beginner' BEES School

The NC State University Apiculture Department is pleased to announce two options for online beekeeper training for new or beginning …

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Beef Conference Webinar

Improve your beef management skills from the comfort of your home or office. This webinar will offer something for …

Wood Retiring

Wood Retiring March 1

After serving Cherokee County citizens for the past 16 years as Agricultural Extension Agent, Keith Wood will be retiring …

soil test

Soil Test Cost Update

Soil testing is one of the best ways to have a successful home lawn and garden. Soil samples are …

fire prevention

Firewise USA Awareness Training

The national Firewise USA® recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, …

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Agribusiness Summit

The Tri-County Small Business Center is offering an upcoming Agribusiness Summit. This is an all-day event that will cover: Meet …

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How to Become a Beekeeper

Dr. David Tarpy NC State Professor and Extension Apiculturist Specialist has put together a publication on How to Become …

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Zeta Storm Damage

If you have experienced any storm damage on your farm due to Tropical Storm Zeta, contact the Farm Service …

Be A Volunteer

Be a Volunteer

Join the staff on a “Be A Volunteer” virtual informational session to inform you of volunteer opportunities and how we …

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Winter Gardening Chores

Winter weather will soon arrive and activity in the garden will slow down. For gardening enthusiasts, their green thumbs …

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WNC AgOptions Grant Applications

On September 1, 2020, WNC Agricultural Options released its Call for Proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. Applications are being …

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Pesticide Collection Day

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Cherokee County will …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

6 days ago

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

2 weeks ago

Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems - Type A

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

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Diagram of meat goat body parts.

Meat Goat Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing meat goats for youth aged 5-6.

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Meat Goat Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of meat goats.

Sheep Exhibitor Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 7-8.