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2019 Pesticide Classes

2019 Pesticide Credits Available for V, X, and other Ground commercial category credits. Call 704-736-8461 if you plan to attend …

Corn and Soybean Field Day

Corn and Soybean Field Day

Register Now! 2 Hours of Pesticide Credits and FREE LUNCH! Call 704-482-4365 (Cleveland County office) or 704-736-8461 (Lincoln County …

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Pasture Weed Management

Catawba Valley Cattlemen’s Association (meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month) This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at …

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Cook Smart, Eat Smart

The Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School will teach you how to prepare simple, healthy, and delicious food for …

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Med Instead of Meds

Interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series …

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Food Preservation Series 2019

Join us for a series on the various methods of preserving food. We’ll be covering water-bath canning, pressure canning, …

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Giant Hogweed Concerns

(Photo: Corey Childs, Warren County Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech) Giant hogweed has been causing somewhat of a stir in the …

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Outdoor Cooking Food Safety

Prepare as much as you can in your kitchen: One of the biggest concerns with outdoor cooking is ensuring the …

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Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Now is the time to get out there and make smart, strategic fire ant treatments! This link will take you …

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Grilling Tips

Hey everyone! This is Zach Troutman, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. With the weather …

Biosecurity on the Farm

The day after Christmas my wife and daughter entered a plane at Raleigh/Durham Airport and stepped off in London, …

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Using Planted Habitat on Farms To Increase Insect Biological Control

This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Cover Crops for Organic Farms

Cover crops are pivotal parts of every organic farmer’s management scheme. They are crucial to …

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Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

Passage of the the National Organic Program’s final rule in 2001 marked the beginning of …

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Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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