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.
Every year around Valentine’s Day Celebrity Dairy invites the public out to the farm to see the newborn goats and enjoy an afternoon at a working farm that makes award-winning goat cheese. The 2016 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Even though December has been unseasonably warm, January has reminded us that spring weather is not yet here. It’s important to remember your pets and livestock when temperatures get to freezing and below. MORE »
Please join staff from the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) for a workshop on November 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm to learn about the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund, their grant program for farmers and agricultural enterprises. The MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
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