As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
Today’s agriculture offers over 200 challenging and rewarding careers, in many diverse fields. For the poster contest, children ages 5 – 18 choose an agriculture related career, research it and create a poster MORE »
Congratulations to the 2014 4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Winners! Tie 1st place: $20 each Miller Sparks, “Christmas Tree Farmer” Natalie Connet, “Riding Instructor” Tie 2nd Place: $15 each Madelyn Hill, “Veterinarians” Zachary MORE »
October 3, 2015 Jackson Park / 10:00AM-4:00PM Free Family Fun This day-long event features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children’s MORE »
Dr. Terence Robinson, a professor and Applied Fruit Crop Physiologist from Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Geneva, NY presents at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Henderson County 2013 Winter Apple School, a new method MORE »