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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring 2018 newsletter has informative articles, dates of upcoming workshops, meetings, and events that we hope will be …

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Small Farms Week: March 25-31

NC A&T Cooperative Extension Small Farms Week will take place March 26-28. Theweek will kick off on Monday, March …

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Industrial Hemp in North Carolina

By: William Landis, Extension Agent, Agriculture – Small Farms Agent Louisburg, N.C. – There is a new frontier in agriculture, a …

2018 Horse Educational Series

Horse owners in the area are invited to participate in the popular annual “Horse Mini-Series” meeting which will take …

Small Farms Interest Meeting

A Small Farms Interest Meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Franklin County Cooperative Extension, in Louisburg. At the …

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This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

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Selling Fluid Milk to Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

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Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation

Protecting farm and forest land can be complicated. In this publication we interview a family …

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

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

Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina

Blueberry production in Western North Carolina differs from the main commercial production areas in the …