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.
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 »
Henderson County has five active tailgate farmers markets making it easy to buy fresh farm products directly from the folks that grow or produce them! Henderson County Tailgate Market open Saturdays from 7 MORE »
The Health and Safety Festival for Farm Workers and their Families held on Saturday 27 June was a Success! About 100 people participated in the days activites which included: puppet shows for kids, MORE »
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems, along with its partners, is launching a statewide initiative "Building a Local Food Economy in North Carolina". Over the next 9 months we will be gathering input MORE »