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Calling All Food Entrepreneurs!

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is committed to fueling the food system with innovation and support—which includes small food businesses. …

FBNS Charcuterie Workshop

FBNS Charcuterie Workshop April 1, 8, 15, & 29, 2019 • Raleigh, NC This short course is designed for the professional …

Mecklenburg Community Gardens

Get your garden gloves and shovels ready and get outdoors to enjoy the harvest. Park and Recreation provide great …

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2018 Sustainable Living Series!

A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS…. Class registration will close 2 days prior to the scheduled class date for each class. We …

North Carolina Dairy Referendum

Dairy farmers in Mecklenburg County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The …

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National Youth Science Day 2016

Youth to Explore Drones in World’s Largest Youth-Led Engineering Design Challenge WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2016) — Drones are revolutionizing …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Understanding Climate, Planning, and Response Terms Within the Forestry Context

New and existing professionals working in the realm of climate education, research, and outreach need …

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How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

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Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation

Protecting farm and forest land can be complicated. In this publication we interview a family …

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Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …

Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise

Agritourism venues require a significant amount of planning, marketing, and promotion to create successful enterprises. …

Agritourism, Your Way

Agricultural tourism increases the potential for on farm sales with value-adding products and services, further …