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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Millipede Migration

The hot dry weather has caused millipedes to move in search of moister areas which often means they crawl …

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Farmers Market - Shop Fresh. Shop Local.

Now Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays Check out what’s happening this Tuesday! 1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount MARKET HOURS SATURDAYS – 8 …

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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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 …

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On-Farm and Extension Center Trainings

Enhancing the Farm Working Community N.C. Cooperative Extension is providing educational resources to keep you and your workers healthy and …

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Kids Day At the Market

Connecting Kids to Nash County Agriculture First Saturday of the Month May through October 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids Day At the …

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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 …

Cover photo for Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

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 …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

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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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Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …

Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise

Agritourism venues require a significant amount of planning, marketing, and promotion to create successful enterprises. …

Agritourism, Your Way

Agricultural tourism increases the potential for on farm sales with value-adding products and services, further …

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Blackberries for the Home Garden

This publication is a home gardener's guide to planting, maintaining and harvesting blackberries.

5/13/19