As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
Come join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association for our 8th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 am til 1:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Like me, you may have started noticing mosquito activity this week. This is because Richmond County has had some warm wet conditions, which are optimal for mosquitoes to thrive. It’s important to not MORE »
Kit Flynn, NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham County, has a Daylily Named for Her. NC EMGV Kit Flynn has a daylily namesake, but it comes with big responsibilities. Listen as MORE »– from Gardening
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a beekeeping workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Local Food and Farmers Market Promotion Programs are components of the Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program of the USDA. The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) “offers grant funds with a 25% MORE »– from Local Food
An important direct-marketing tool for producers has become the subject of research, articles, studies and initiatives and is one of the most sought-after activities in every American downtown. Farmers’ markets are the place MORE »