Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
4-H Lamb Project Rowan County Cooperative Extension is providing an opportunity for youth interested in completing a 4-H lamb project. This project is open to youth ages 5-18 as of January 1. Youth MORE »
Chatham County invites you to a webinar on April 17, 2014 on the exciting concept of community food councils. It is slated from noon-2:30 pm in the Agriculture Building Auditorium at 65 East MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Grow and Eat Holiday Series **Grow and Eat Holiday Series** Column for Salisbury Post Thomas Cobb, Danelle Cutting, & Toi Degree December, 4th, 2013 As one holiday ends another begins. In this series, MORE »
Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Biochemtex will be locating its new cellulosic biofuels production operations in Sampson County. The company and its partners plan to MORE »– from Soils
Thanksgiving Special Grow and Eat Series: Thanksgiving Special with Toi Degree and Thomas Cobb Garden Column for Salisbury Post Danelle Cutting November, 20th, 2013 This week’s article is special for Thanksgiving. As with MORE »
Overwintering Pests As the weather gets cooler we often receive phone calls on insects coming into clients homes. Some of the most notorious violators are lady beetles, stink bugs and now Kudzu Bugs. MORE »