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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 …

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Wood Retiring March 1

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

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Soil Test Cost Update

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

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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 …

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Backyard Poultry Symposium

Backyard poultry flocks have gained tremendous popularity in recent years. Many folks have come to enjoy fresh eggs each …

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Market Lamb Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of market lambs.

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Timeline showing when calves are at risk from each pathogen that causes scours as described in Table 1.

Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

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How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

This publication provides basic information on animal production systems and reviews the movement of nitrogen …

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Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

How Animal Food Facilities Can Prepare for Regulatory Inspections

Though they can be a source of worry, the fact of the matter is that …

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2022 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

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