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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Ferment On!

Sue Estridge, Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences ~ Yancey and Madison Counties Have you ever wanted to learn to Ferment …

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Farm Transition Tactics

William Hamilton is a 15-year veteran dealing with farmland in North Carolina, specializing in a wide array of issues …

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Small Farms Food Drive

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center, in association with N.C. A&T State University, is hosting a food …

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Scale Calibration Day

Date: February 15, 2021 Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County 258 Carolina …

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AgriShops - Eastern Region

This workshop is presented by the Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. A&T State University and is FREE and open …

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AgriShops - Western Region

This workshop is presented by the Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. A&T State University and is FREE and open …

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2021 Berry & Vegetable Sale Happening Now

2021 Berry & Vegetable Sale N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center is now taking orders for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus, …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

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

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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2021 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Herbicide Injury – ACCase Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a lipid biosynthesis (Acetyl CoA carboxylase or ACCase) inhibitor …

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

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