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 Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday September 22 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Come See the Face of Agriculture in Chatham County Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm This is a FREE Event! Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) – Pittsboro Campus Sponsored by MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. I was asked to arrange an all day farm tour for faculty in North Carolina State University’s Agricultural & Resource Economics Department to provide a better MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
Livestock producers can help their animals endure the stress from heat and humidity in a variety of ways. To reduce livestock heat stress in hot humid conditions, it is important to provide plenty MORE »
Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. There are three different types of pinkeye. The first is a vitamin A deficiency MORE »
With recent warmer weather, fly populations have increased. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle here in Burke County. These species breed in fresh manure but each presents a MORE »