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Support Native Pollinators

Identify Native Bees Attract them to you backyard Learn to build a bee house Elsa Youngsteadt’s Top 5 reasons to garden for native …

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Storm Damage to Trees

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees. Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess …

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All About Poinsettias

Everything you want to know about Poinsettias How to choose the right poinsettia for you? Decorating with poinsettias Growing poinsettias in the …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

2 weeks ago
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Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

2 weeks ago
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

2 weeks ago

Abbreviated Guide to Creating a Livestock Food Safety Plan Under the Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Rule

This guide outlines steps that a facility producing livestock food could follow when developing its …

3 weeks ago
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Extrusion Processing: A Versatile Technology for Producing Foods and Feeds

This factsheet introduces extrusion as a food and feed production process. Topics include the basic …

10/30/20
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

10/30/20
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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20