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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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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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Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

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Taking Forage Samples

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have …

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Grow Your Own Food Project

Thanks to the generosity of Banner Greenhouses, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center was able to provide tomatoes, peppers, …

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Grazing Summer Annual Grasses

Many livestock producers use summer annuals to supplement or enhance summer grazing. Sudex or sorghum-sudan hybrids, sudangrass and Pearl …

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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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Burke County Youth Livestock Show

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Show begins at 9 a.m. Burke County Fairgrounds Printable Show Packet Printable Registration …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Aerial Web Blight

This soybean disease factsheet covers aerial web blight, a generally minor disease of soybean in …

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Tobacco Ringspot Virus of Soybean

Tobacco ringspot virus is a disease of soybean in North Carolina. This factsheet offers information …

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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

11/13/20
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Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

11/12/20
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

11/11/20

Abbreviated Guide to Creating a Livestock Food Safety Plan Under the Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Rule

This guide outlines steps that a facility producing livestock food could follow when developing its …

11/6/20
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Extrusion Processing: A Versatile Technology for Producing Foods and Feeds

This factsheet introduces extrusion as a food and feed production process. Topics include the basic …

10/30/20
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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

10/30/20