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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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Basics of Livestock Grazing

Grazing 101 Whether you are new to the world of livestock or have been grazing animals for years, it seems …

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Soil Sample Information

Soil Test Kits If you need to test soil samples from your yard or garden, please stop by the extension …

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The Basics of Raised Bed Gardening

Would you like a vegetable garden, but don’t have space for a large conventional garden? Or perhaps you would like …

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Celebrating Local Farmers

About Farm-City Week Since 1955, the United States has recognized National Farm-City Week to celebrate and honor the importance of …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Growing Bloodroot

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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Want to Sell at a Farmers Market?

Interested in Selling at a Local Market? N. C. Cooperative Extension of Davie County, along with Craig Mauney, Area Specialized …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

7/9/21
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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

7/9/21