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Cover photo for Beginner Farmer Online Series

Beginner Farmer Online Series

Extension agents always have clients ask them, “I have some land that I want to do something with. Tell …

Cover photo for Turkey Talking 101

Turkey Talking 101

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, he obviously noticed its fascinating characteristics and appeal. …

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Request for PPE to USDA

USDA Collecting Information on Personal Protective Equipment Needs of our Farming Community The USDA is collecting information on growers ability …

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Small Business Assistance Including Farms

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who …

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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 …

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FFA Club Garden

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County is helping the Murphy Middle School FFA club start a market garden to be …

Cover photo for Shiitake Mushroom Farming Workshop

Shiitake Mushroom Farming Workshop

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Cooperative Extension will be hosting Specialists from the NC A&T Mushroom Program to …

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Vegetable Gardening Class

Want to grow fresh vegetables but do not know where or how to start? With rising food prices and …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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