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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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The Malnutrition Phenomenon

The North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System has diagnosed a significant number of starvation deaths in North Carolina livestock …

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Twilight Apple Tour 2019

Our annual Twilight Apple Tour is scheduled for May 7, 2019, at Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchards in Edneyville. Please plan …

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2019 Grape Growers School

2019 Grape Growers School: Production Updates for Commercial Growers Location: Burntshirt Vineyards, 2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC. Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, …

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Area Beef Conference - December 7

AREA BEEF CONFERENCE December 7, 2018 | 1–5 p.m. WNC Regional Livestock Center The Area Beef Conference will be held on December …

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My Grown Up Christmas List

Amy Grant has a great Christmas song by the same title as this article. When we start making our …

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