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.
Recently, 555 2nd grade students throughout Richmond County public schools participated in the 4-H School Enrichment Curriculum, “Hatching in the Classroom”. This National 4-H curriculum is a great embryology project sponsored locally by MORE »
Several Farmers have gotten proactive in pasture and hay management this year. They have been scouting their fields, bringing in their unknown weeds for identification, and working towards a weed management plan. Weeds MORE »
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 »
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 »