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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, …


2019 Advanced Honeybee Course

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center will be hosting an advanced honeybee course the last three Saturdays in June. The …

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WNC Livestock Newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest in agriculture with the WNC Livestock Newsletter. WNC Livestock …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Poultry Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet describes the nutrient composition of poultry manure and land application techniques based on …


Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

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


Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices …

Graphical representation of pine plantations in Duplin County

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

Applying poultry manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help poultry producers manage …

Figure 1. Swine farms (purple) and various forestland cover type

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

Applying animal manure to forestland can help animal producers manage waste and supply forest owners …

Graphical representation of swine farms and forestland in SE NC

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage …


Body Condition Scoring: A Management Tool for the Broodmare Owner

This publication addresses the effect of body condition on the reproductive performance of mares as …

Managing Pastures to Feed Your Horse

This publication will explain your horse’s nutritional requirements, and how careful pasture management can produce …