As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
Lately, the word “pulse” has become a popular buzzword in nutrition. The word “pulse” refers to the edible, dried seeds produced by legume plants such as dried beans, peas, and lentils. Although related, MORE »
Vegetable Gardening, Chapter 16 of the Extension Gardener Handbook Now available for free on line Everything you need to know to grow vegetables in North Carolina. Selecting a Garden Site; Choosing a type and MORE »– from Gardening
Richmond County 4H Summer Fun camp started with a great first session last week! Nine campers attended the camp that began with an introduction to nutrition through the program Teen Cuisine. Campers ranged MORE »
Applications for American Farm Bureau Federation’s third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge are being accepted online until June 30. Entrepreneurs who enter can earn the chance to compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition MORE »– from Community Development