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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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Business of Farming Conference

ASAP’s (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) Business of Farming Conference is one of the region’s premier events dedicated to providing …

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Blueberry Guide Available

“A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries” published by Michigan State University has been updated and is …

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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 …

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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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 Licenses Credit Training

Due to meeting restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering one additional training on September 24th starting at …

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Information in a Minute

Cherokee County launches short video segments that will be uploaded to the Cherokee County Facebook page. Cooperative Extension Minute …

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Fall Gardening

Having a fall garden can extend the growing season into early winter. Some vegetables actually do and taste better …

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Raised Beds

For some home gardeners, topsoil is very scarce or nonexistent depending on where their house is located. This can …

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Introduction: Food Banks and Food Pantries

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