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Give 4-H Camp for Christmas

Burke County 4-H will travel to the Eastern 4-H Center on June 20-25, 2021. The cost for this week-long …

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Success in 2019!

Here are some highlights from programs offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center in 2019. Successes from 2019 …

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December Is Poinsettia Month

Many homes in the area will have one or more poinsettias in residence for the holiday season. This holiday …

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NC FarmLink

NC FarmLink was recently featured in Tobacco Farm Quarterly. In the article, found on page 18, journalist, Lara Ivanitch …

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Controlling Flies on Cattle

With warmer weather, fly populations increase. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle here in …

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National Farm City Week 2020

November 20-27, 2020 Long before the founding of the United States, farms and ranches have been an essential part of …

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Every year in the fall, many of us will go on a search for that perfect pumpkin. It could …

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Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs …

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Dinner - for the Birds

Southern gardeners have long been known for their generosity in making sure that our feathered friends have ample food …