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NC State Extension connects farmers, agribusinesses and communities with vital research-based information and technology. Research at NC State targets society's grand challenges. Extension delivers this research directly into the hands of North Carolinians, helping them to translate knowledge into everyday solutions.

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Winter Forage Conference

Learn about “Effective Weed Management in Pastures and Hay Fields” featuring Neil Rhodes, Weed Specialist University of Tennessee and …

AgVentures Grant Program

NC AgVentures, a NC Extension program, provides grants to NC independent farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will …

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Fall 2018 Livestock News

The Fall 2018 Livestock newsletter is now available! It contains information on: Hay donations and hay sampling Creating a winter feeding plan The …

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Egg Grading Class

There will be an Egg Grading Class on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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