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Agriculture & Food

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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Pig to Pork

This Zoom meeting will cover: Pig to Pork – Have a pig that needs to be processed but not …

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Madison County COVID-19 Food Relief

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County partnered with a local fermenting LLC to produce ferments in our N.C. Department of …

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Full College Scholarship?

The USDA has announced its 1890 National Scholars Program. Students can apply for a full scholarship to pursue a …

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Ruminant Nutrition Class

Ruminant Nutrition Class November 20, 2020, 1–3 p.m. 258 Carolina Lane Marshall NC 28753 Nutritional value of feeds, nutritional needs at different …

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Horticulture Webinars

Berry Production Getting Started with Growing and Marketing Berries If you’re exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to …

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Livestock Webinars

Poultry Production Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks Many new farmers get started with poultry, because it’s a relatively low-investment …

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Ruminant Nutrition Class

Ruminant Nutrition Class Nov 5 10 a.m. – Noon 258 Carolina Lane Marshall NC Parts and function of the ruminant digestive system, …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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
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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. …

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