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Kids Day At the Market

First Saturday of the Month May through October 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids Day At the Market, presented by NC Cooperative …

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Be a Farmers Market Ambassador?

Interested in Becoming a Market Ambassador? Nash County Farmers Market is seeking volunteer seasonal Farmers Market Ambassadors to join our …

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Farmers Market Is Now Open!

2019 MARKET HOURS Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through November Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., June through August Shop Fresh Local …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Application Opens is Monday, June 3, 2019 Application Deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Interview Date is Friday, August 9, …

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Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

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Carolina Mudcats Ag Day

Join us for a day out at the ballpark! Five County Stadium Saturday, April 27, 2019 5 p.m. game time – gates …

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Heavy Metal Soil Testing for Hemp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 CONTACT: Dr. David Hardy, Ph.D., N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Agronomic Services Division 919-733-2655 NCDA&CS heavy metal …

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Extension Connections Newsletter

Hot off the press . . . Winter 2019 Extension Connections Newsletter – see link below. Winter 2019 Extension …

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2019 Small Farms Week

Deep Roots, Bright Futures The 33rd Annual Small Farms Week hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension at N.C. Agricultural and Technical …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

A Guide to Intensive Vegetable Systems

Intensive Vegetable Production refers to a system of marketing and producing vegetable crops in which …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …


Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …


Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …