Americans are fortunate to enjoy a safe, affordable and abundant food supply. To keep it that way, North Carolina Cooperative Extension educational programs help reduce sources of foodborne illness, from the farm gate to the consumer’s plate, help food entrepreneurs launch successful businesses and provide processors with information and new technologies to enhance product quality and profitability while meeting state and federal regulations.
Garden Column March 9, 2016 During almost every school garden class, gardening program, or public event, I get on my soap box about everything you have or have eaten coming from a farm. Our current MORE »
Garden Column January 27, 2015 This week, I was able to attend the NC Peach Growers Society Annual Conference. As always, the conference provides a wealth of knowledge on growing peaches and how to properly MORE »
October 21, 2015 Blue skies, bright sun shining, cool weather, over 120 people, and combining some super awesome Extension agents and Piedmont Research staff can create an awesome NC Farm School Summit. Just a few weeks MORE »
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension runs a popular Junior Chefs Cooking Camp every summer where kids ages 8-12 spend a week learning to prepare and cook food. There are four one-week MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
If you want to make and sell pickles and other acidified foods in North Carolina you must have attended NCSU’s Acidified Foods Manufacturing School. The Acidified Foods Manufacturing School provides instruction in food handling techniques, MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Millbridge Elementary Teaching the fifth graders in Mrs. Laura Lindley’s class at Millbridge Elementary has been very rewarding the past couple of months. The children have been exceptionally interested and have always wanted MORE »
From the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA): In September 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released several reproposed sections of food safety regulations originally proposed in January 2013: Standards for produce production (Produce Rule) MORE »– from Growing Small Farms