Posts tagged N.C. Cooperative Extension

News Roundup: March 22-28

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Russia approves four U.S. cold storage facilities for pork exports,” Meatingplace.com: Russia has approved four U.S. cold storage facilities […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Farm Safety and Health Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Gov. Pat McCrory has also proclaimed the week N.C. Farm Safety and Health Week to raise awareness of the importance […]

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It’s Small Farms Week

This week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrates its 27th annual Small Farms Week. The official kickoff event takes place Monday in Bladen County. Other events are scheduled throughout the week in Greensboro, including a resource fair, educational forums and awards luncheon. Small Farms Week celebrates the contribution of small-scale agriculture […]

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Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The events are hosted by the department’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program and Cooperative Extension. Since 1980, […]

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Mountain Research Station to host bull sale Jan. 5

The Mountain Research Station in Waynesville will host a bull sale at the Haywood County Agriculture Office Building Saturday, Jan. 5. The 33rd annual sale features 30 performance-tested bulls from the research farm. The performance tests are sponsored by the N.C. Beef Cattle Improvement Program and conducted through a partnership between the department, N.C. Cooperative […]

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News Roundup: June 30-July6

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “There’s a strong interest in Friends of Agriculture,” Mecklenburg County Extension Blog: The 20 or so farmers and food […]

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state. Known as […]

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Time is running out to preserve summer produce

Over the next few weeks, children will be headed back to school for another year of classes. No more summer vacation. No more summer fun. No more summer produce. Truthfully, the latter may be more of a concern for adults than children. Summer produce lovers are running out of time to enjoy favorites such as […]

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Turn fresh summer produce into ribbon-worthy entries this fall

For some, canning is a way to savor the flavors of summer long into cold winter months. Others may enjoy canning as a social activity, hosting parties with friends and dividing the preserved fruits of their labor. The N.C. State Fair offers two more reasons to take part in food preservation: premium money and bragging […]

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More than $5.7 million of local food purchased in 10% Campaign’s first year

North Carolina residents and businesses bought more than $5.7 million worth of local food in the first year of the 10% Campaign, a statewide effort to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote farms and fisheries in the state. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems, based at the NCDA&CS Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, launched […]

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