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Where Farm and City Meet

By: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager On our great big wonderful planet there are many wonders. The farm …

Farming While Disabled

We are all born with certain abilities and limitations. I am fairly physically active but being the slender gentleman …

Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures Farmer Grant Program NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides grants to NC independent family farms for …

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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., …

Changes to GAP Billing Policy

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

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Industrial Hemp and the Farm Bill

NEWS RELEASE January 24, 2019 Charles Mitchell | 919-496-3344, charles_mitchell@ncsu.edu Director, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Franklin County Industrial Hemp and the Farm Bill Growers still …

How Extension Works

N.C. Cooperative Extension helps create prosperity for NC through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and …

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Plastic Mulch Layer Demonstration

A Plastic Mulch Layer is now available for rent to residents of Franklin, Warren, Granville, and Vance counties through …

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup

WASHINGTON — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for …

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Plastic Mulch Layer

Plastic Mulch Layer The plastic mulch layer has arrived and is available to rent by producers in Franklin, Warren, Granville, …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Organic Edamame Production

This field note for farmers describes organic production of edamame, large-seeded vegetable soybeans. Topics covered …

Winterizing the Herb Garden

If treated properly, many herb plants will survive in the garden for a number of …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Growing Vegetable Transplants

The growing media chosen to grow vegetable transplants should be sterilized to prevent seedlings from …

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Industrial Hemp in North Carolina: A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Contracts

This guide provides an overview of contraction options for the growing industrial hemp industry in …

10/9/19