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4-H Club Volunteers Needed!

The backbone of 4-H are our volunteers. Have you ever considered sharing your talents and interests with the next …

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Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

One of the best things about the month of November, is Thanksgiving! And one of the best things about …

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Lead Shepherd Program Networking Groups

Are you interested in working with fellow small ruminant producers, livestock extension agents, specialists, and NC Department of Agriculture …

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Got Hay?

With the summer starting to wind down, it has defiantly been hard on the grass. Not only was the …

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Importance of Soil Sampling

Time has passed by rather quickly this year, it’s hard to believe it is already almost October. When temperatures …

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It's Apple Season!

It’s October, which means it’s finally fall, cooler weather and tons of apples! Since 1996, National Apple Month has …

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WNC AgOptions Grant Cycle Is Open

WNC AgOptions is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco …

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Sourwood Honey Tasting Contest

Who loves sourwood honey? On September 8, 7 p.m., at Keeper’s Cut Meadery, 175 West Henderson Street, the public …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …