North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an enthusiastic supporter of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ initiative to build the state’s local food economy, from farm to fork. Cooperative Extension is the face of your county’s local foods initiative, helping to promote North Carolina’s 10% Campaign and to guide efforts to develop the local food economy.
As rainfall increases, the amount of topsoil decreases. So does the amount of grain the land can produce. April’s pounding rains likely took tons of topsoil from some Missouri farmlands, according to University of MORE »– from Soils
Many of you have seen my posts about Cooperative Extension’s demonstration pollinator garden and the educational programming I do around it here in Pittsboro. I created a slide show from photos I have MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
RAFI-USA’s Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund to Distribute $180,000 in Grants to Innovative North Carolina Farmers in 2013. In 2013, RAFI-USA will award $180,000 in grants to independent family farms in North Carolina for MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 6:00-9:00 pm on Thursday November 8 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Honey Bee Nutrition from 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday November 7 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. MORE »– from Growing Small Farms