North Carolina Cooperative Extension and many organizations and stakeholders are working with our communities to develop and expand local food systems across the state. Local Foods is a collaborative Flagship Program for the Cooperative Extension Program of NC A&T State University and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of NC State University. A new Local Food web portal at localfood.ces.ncsu.edu provides information and links to resources from Cooperative Extension and other NC local food partners.
The Richmond County Center Local Foods contact is Paige Burns.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015 CONTACT: Jen Kendrick, public information officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3005 More information on the avian influenza outbreak MORE »– from Local Food
Press release from the Organic Farming Research Foundation: Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Kicks Off 2015 National Survey of Organic Farmers OFRF’s 2015 National Survey of Organic Farmers will begin landing in e-mail boxes MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
From the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Public Affairs Office: National Farmers Market Week (August 2 – 8, 2015) is a week-long celebration of our nation’s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make MORE »– from Local Food
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
Molly Hamilton and Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton of the Department of Crop Science at North Carolina State University have recently developed a new fact sheet for: a. Distillers/brewers/maltsters wishing to use NC-grown grain in their MORE »– from Local Food
“Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.” For MORE »– from Local Food
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Protecting and Enhancing Bat Populations to Help with Pest Control on the Farm from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday August MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The first cases of Basil Downy Mildew for the 2015 season have been reported in North Carolina. Growers should be on the lookout for this disease and contact their Extension Agent if they MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Wednesday July 8 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
August 10 and August 17, 2015: Growing Cut Flowers for Market The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Cut Flowers for Market as part of its Enhancing MORE »– from Growing Small Farms