Nearly 60 percent of North Carolina’s 33 million acres is considered forestland. North Carolina Cooperative Extension works in partnership with other agencies to provide research-based educational programs that help young people, landowners, foresters, natural resource managers and others understand and make wise use of valuable forest resources.
Every five years, farmers are asked to complete a lengthy USDA Census of Agriculture form, and the most recent data (2012) is spurring new reports of a strong agricultural future for Richmond County. MORE »
Today, North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s forestry program supports an industry worth $24 billion a year to the state’s economy while helping communities manage their forests, homeowners take care of their trees and young people MORE »– from NC Cooperative Extension Centennial
Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) refers to products other than timber that are harvested from woodlands. NTFPs include plants, parts of plants, fungi, moss, lichen, herbs, vines, shrubs, parts of trees, and other biological material that MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Great workshop opportunity if you’re planning to pass along your farming inheritance one day. Registration of $10 for individuals; $5 for additional family members. Register at http://farmtransition.eventbrite.com or by calling 910.997.8255. Registration extended 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
If you’d like to contact us for more information about Cooperative Extension – Richmond Center, feel free to e-mail us at RichmondCES@ncsu.edu. We are interested in your feedback and suggestions as to how MORE »
NC State University Extension Forestry staff have put together the following news release to address a concern that has been brought to our attention. There have been several landowners who have been approached MORE »– from Growing Small Farms