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.
The McDowell 4-H Livestock Judging Team recently competed in the North Carolina State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Teams from all across the state competed in the two day event held on the campus MORE »
There is a farm school coming to you in 2016. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to have step by step expertise in creating your own agricultural venture. The NC Farm school MORE »– from NC Farm School
Answer: Another year, another survey, and the findings remain less than encouraging. It seems counter-intuitive that we don’t have a clear picture about our managed honey bee population like other livestock. The USDA MORE »– from Entomology
Answer: Probably not, but it’s interesting that it is found in bees at all Honey bees are hosts to more known parasites and pathogens than any other social insect, with 72 documented so MORE »– from Entomology
Beyond the Tailgate Market is a training for farmers interested in new retail markets. The training will be held at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, MORE »
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new microloan program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under MORE »