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.
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 »
The North Carolina Sheep Producers’ Association will hold its annual educational and business meeting on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Guilford County Extension Office in Greensboro from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
In an effort to engage Richmond County youth outside of the classroom, Richmond County 4-H recently partnered with Richmond County Schools, local professionals, and volunteers to offer 4-H Science Adventures for all the MORE »