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.
The Fall 2016 Pesticide School Schedule is now available for registrants who are seeking initial licensing in one or more pesticide subcategories. To register for a school, go to one of the links below. MORE »– from Pesticide Safety
Vegetable Gardening, Chapter 16 of the Extension Gardener Handbook Now available for free on line Everything you need to know to grow vegetables in North Carolina. Selecting a Garden Site; Choosing a type and MORE »– from Gardening
An in depth look at how to effectively use cover crops in vegetable gardens, this 19 page document by Dr. Megan M. Gregory is free to download. More information on using cover crops MORE »– from Gardening
Learn to make and sell vermicompost. Understand the benefits of vermicompost to plants and soil. Check out the agenda and speakers Find out why one of our speakers was featured on TV’s Blue Collar Millionaire MORE »– from Gardening
Protect tender plants, and newly set fruit! It is going to be cold tonight!! Tips for Protecting your plants More Detailed Weather Information What to Do Cover frost sensitive and fruiting plants that are MORE »– from Gardening
A monthly celebration of local food + community Through monthly exhibitions, showcases, events and demos community members can explore new ways to engage with and support local food. If you are not from MORE »– from Gardening