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The Buzz on Beekeeping 2019

Free Four Day Beginning Beekeeping Course 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 9, and 16, 2019 Field Day – Saturday, April 27, …

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Southern Farm Show

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center will be traveling to Raleigh to check out the latest in agriculture equipment technology. The …

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New 4-H Beekeeping Club

Here we GROW again! McDowell 4-H will be starting a new 4-H Beekeepers Club this fall. We are looking for …

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This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina

Blueberry production in Western North Carolina differs from the main commercial production areas in the …