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.
The Richmond County Cooperative Extension office will be holding a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza HPAI Preparedness meeting on Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 10:00 am. Please RSVP by calling 910-997-8255. We need at least MORE »
The 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is almost mid way through! Richmond County youth have been placing high in each division taking away lots of ribbons, trophies, and premium money. At the MORE »
The 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is well under way! Randolph County hosted the first show this past weekend and Richmond County youth placed high in each division taking away lots of MORE »
The following press release was written by the NCDA&CS. Contact: Jen Kendrick, Public Information Officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3005 RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put 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 »
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The temperatures have dropped below freezing several times in the past few weeks. During this time, animal owners need to think about four very important points to protect their pets and livestock. You MORE »