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2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Award

GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by …

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Regional Food Policy Meetings

The Kerr-Tar region of North Carolina has a deep agricultural history that points to our future potential. In order …

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October 2019 Horticulture News

Fall is for Planting A gardener’s biggest challenge when planting trees and shrubs in this part of North Carolina is …

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Women in Ag - November 2019 News

November Meetings Monday, Nov. 18 – A “Brainstorming” meeting will be at Johnny Bull’s restaurant in Louisburg from 12 noon …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

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September Horticulture News

Save the Date! Southeast Strawberry Expo November 6-8, 2019 Location: Hilton Raleigh – North Hills Annual meeting with educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and …

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August Horticulture News

NE North Carolina / SE Virginia Pumpkin Production Field Meeting August 22, 2019 4:30–7 p.m. Sandy Point Farms – 31190 Statesville Rd., …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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: …

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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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