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Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds – Mediterranean Way of Eating A few weeks ago, the first Med Instead of Meds 6-week …

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Food Safety Certification Course

NC Safe Plates Training Program NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by NC State University. Certification …

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Med Instead of Meds Class Series

Med Instead of Meds, a series of Informational/Cooking Classes, led by Dominque Simon, Family & Consumer Science Agent, will …

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2018 Strawberry Festival Recipes

Here’s a link to some delicious recipes from the 2018 Franklin County Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest competition, that took …

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Women in Agriculture Monthly Meeting

“Am I in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act selling my local produce?” Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Are you interested …

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Cooking for Crowds

Are you planning to prepare food for a large group of people as part of a fundraiser or another …

Spring 2018 News Release

Upcoming Events “Women in Agriculture” Lunch & Learn Monthly Meetings Are you interested in joining a very diverse, dynamic group of …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

3/25/19SoilFacts
trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

12/5/18
Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

11/2/18

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration …

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …