Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Chatham County invites you to a webinar on April 17, 2014 on the exciting concept of community food councils. It is slated from noon-2:30 pm in the Agriculture Building Auditorium at 65 East 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 »
NC Cooperative Extension agents came to three workshops, presented by NC THRIVE on Alternative Business Structures, Extension as Economic Development, and Non-Profit Governance. Post-presentation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The banter in the room at MORE »– from Community Development
Richmond County is well known for its meat goat production, particularly the South African Boer Goat. There are over 100 farms that have an interest in meat goats in Richmond and surrounding counties. MORE »
Many animal owners have recently been asking about giving their animals herbs or natural supplements, specifically garlic. They have heard that it can help with fly and worm control, pain relief, infection, and MORE »