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[sampson] The Importance of Eating Broccoli

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:50:32 +0000

What is Broccoli and what are the health benefits? Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable which belongs to the Brassica genus of plants. It is a type of flower and has a thick, … Continue Reading



[orange] Let’s Talk Turkey!

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:46:30 +0000

We could say that having turkey for the holidays is a tradition in our country. So, let’s make it the safest day of all! Here are some recommendations on how to handle … Continue Reading



[orange] Mobile Poultry Food Handling Workshop

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:26:57 +0000

Dr. Doug Smith from Clemson University will present a host of topics. Topics Covered: Pre-slaughter handling Slaughter Processing Chilling Cut-up and Deboning Packag … Continue Reading



[cherokee] Pesticide Exams Offered

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:15:25 +0000

On Wednesday Dec 6th starting at 1:00pm, the NC Cooperative Extension Service will be partnering with NC Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Section to offer Pesticide Applicator E … Continue Reading



[halifax] 4-H Livestock Program Orientation Meeting

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:33:13 +0000

Every year, 4-Hers in Halifax County participate in the 4-H Livestock Program which culminates each April with the Eastern Carolina Livestock Show and Sale. 4-Hers learn to ho … Continue Reading



[newcropsorganics] We Produced Our First Black Périgord Truffles!

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:31:57 +0000

I am THRILLED to report that on November 20, 2017 we found our first Black Périgord truffles in our research orchards. This has been a very long time in coming so we are ver … Continue Reading



[sampson] Poultry by the Numbers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:30:25 +0000

North Carolina is known for its large agricultural industry and the poultry industry plays a huge role within the agricultural industry as a whole. According to the North Caro … Continue Reading



[guilford] 2017 4-H Farm Credit Livestock Showmanship Circuit Award Winners

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:21:26 +0000

2017 4-H Farm Credit livestock showmanship circuit award winners Youth from 19 North Carolina Counties competed in shows this season PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 21, 2017 Guilfor … Continue Reading



[edgecombe] Agriculture Newsletter

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:51:58 +0000

See the lastest news Agriculture-Newsletter-November-2017



[poinsettias] 2017 Poinsettia Open House

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:51:27 +0000

2017 Poinsettia Open Houses will be held Sunday, December 3rd, for growers and industry suppliers and Wednesday, December 6th, for the public. Growers are welcome to visit o … Continue Reading



[nc4h] 4-H Awards Handbook and 2018 4-H College Scholarship Information Is Now Posted!

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:39:53 +0000

Do you have a 4-H’er who will be entering college in the fall 2018 semester? If so – you will want to download our 4-H Scholarship Information for 2018. Also ̵ … Continue Reading



[union] Thanksgiving Leftovers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:10:06 +0000

With all the food that will be made during your Thanksgiving festivities, you are bound to end up with leftovers. Your leftover plan actually starts right after the Thanksgiv … Continue Reading



[equinehusbandry] 2018 NC 4-H Horse Program Calendar of Events

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:53:36 +0000

The 2018 NC 4-H Horse Program Calendar of Events is available for download and distribution. Event hyperlinks take you to websites or Facebook pages with additional informati … Continue Reading



[soybeans] Best Management Practices to Protect Honey Bees and Other Pollinators in Soybean Fields

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:37:24 +0000

A new document has been published by Adam Dolezal of the Honey Bee Health Coalition Soybean BMP Technical Committee. It describes best management practices to protect honey be … Continue Reading



[chatham] Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:08:54 +0000

Our office will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23rd and 24th, we will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2017. Happy Thanksgiving!



[catawba] Coconut Oil: Super Food or Myth?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:27:12 +0000

What if I told you there was a food that could help with weight loss, protection against Alzheimer’s disease, and reduce the risk of heart disease? Sounds great right? These … Continue Reading



[catawba] Do You Have These Uninvited Guests?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:23:53 +0000

It is that time of year when we start getting a few calls at the extension office regarding an uninvited guest. You probably see them crawling near doorways or windows, trying … Continue Reading



[catawba] Be Careful What Your Livestock Graze

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:21:43 +0000

Horse owners, producers of cattle, sheep, and goats, and all showmen need to avoid grazing Johnson grass, sorghum, Sudan grass, and Sorghum Sudan crosses during first frosts o … Continue Reading



[guilford] Hessian Fly Adults Are Active- Should You Spray?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:03:31 +0000

Hessian fly eggs have been spotted on wheat in Beaufort County, NC. Larvae will hatch from these eggs and will feed throughout the cold months, killing tillers. Here are some … Continue Reading



[orange] 4-H Agent Open House December 13

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:10:00 +0000

The public is invited to attend an open house on December 13, 2017, for the new Orange County 4-H Youth Development Agent, Jonathon Smith. The reception will be held in the Fo … Continue Reading