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Health Coverage Enrollment Event

There will be health coverage enrollment assistance available for FREE on Monday, November 25, 3 to 6 p.m. in …

Youth learning about cattle

2019 Agriculture Awareness Field Day

On October 8 and 9 the N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center and McDowell Agricultural Youth Foundation hosted their …

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Pesticide Re-Certification Class

On Monday, September 9, 2019, there will be a commercial and private pesticide license re-certification class from 1–5 p.m. 1–3 …

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August 2019 Newsletter

The August 2019 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the accomplishments of our 4-H’ers …

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2019 N.C. 4-H Livestock Contest

McDowell County’s 4-H Youth Livestock team traveled to Raleigh on July 25 and 26 to compete at the 2019 …

Foothills Livestock Judging competitors

Foothills Livestock Judging Contest

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center hosted the Foothills Livestock Judging Contest at River Taw Farms in Cherryville, …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Poultry Waste Stockpiling Methods: Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation

Due to pollution concerns federal and state regulations and incentives (discussed in this publication) have …

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Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Explaining the North Carolina Egg Law for Producers With Small Flocks

This publication is targeted toward small producers who may be contemplating entering into egg sales …

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Additives for Improving Hog Farm Air Quality

Air quality in hog production can be improved by dietary manipulation (e.g., reducing crude protein), …

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Evaluation of a Cow-Calf Grazing System in the Piedmont: Animal Performance and Pasture Productivity

In the North-South transition zone both cool-season and warm-season, perennial grasses can be grown and …

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Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A …

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A sample waste report predicting nutrient availability

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

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Figure 1. African blue louse, Linognathus africanus.

Lice: What They Are and How to Control Them

Information on the different types of lice, diagnosis and treatment is presented in this factsheet. …