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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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Cooking for Crowds

Are you serving food at a church potluck, annual fundraiser, community event, or large family gathering? Do you know …

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North Carolina Cattle Industry Referendum

NORTH CAROLINA CATTLE INDUSTRY assessment REFERENDUM VOTE SET FOR OCTOBER 4, 2018 FUQUAY-vARINA, NC — The North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association (NCCA) …

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Storm Preparation Information

Please find some information below regarding pre and post-storm actions to take when dealing with livestock, poultry, and bees. Livestock …

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NC Safe Plates Training Program

A training program for food protection manager certification. Class: September 17 & 18, 2018 Exam: September 19, 2018 Where: Burke County Agricultural …

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Reducing Weaning Stress

Weaning is a very a stressful time for calves. Reducing weaning stress in calves can increase their daily gain. …

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2018 Drexel Community Fair

As we approach deep summer, the Drexel Community Fair is looming on the horizon. It’s time for gardeners of …

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Coyote Management Workshop

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Burke County Agricultural Building 130 Ammons Drive Morganton, NC 28655 The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along …

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Is It Ripe?

Do you agonize over the bin of watermelons at the store as you try to choose a good, ripe …

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Burke County Farmers Markets

Burke County Farmers Market Schedule for 2018 Morganton Farmers Market 300 Beach Street Morganton, NC Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon April 28 – October …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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