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.
North Carolina State University Apiculture Specialist Dr. David Tarpy discusses the recently released results from last year’s winter loss survey of honey bee colonies both in North Carolina and nationally in his recent MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a High Tunnel Production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Silk Hope MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The North Carolina Horse Council (NCHC) will be holding an equine industry referendum to extend the Horse Industry Promotion Assessment. This assessment was first authorized in 1999 through House Bill 1529. The referendum MORE »
We’re pleased to announce that the Farm Transition Workshop, previously canceled due to inclement weather, has now been re-scheduled for Tuesday, March 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Moore County MORE »
Dr. Carol Devine of Cornell University states that “Long work hours and irregular schedules mean more time away from family, less time for household food work, difficulty in maintaining a regular meal pattern MORE »