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Agriculture & Food

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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Food Preservation Workshops

Learn how to preserve your garden bounty! Learn to can, pickle, dry, and freeze, as well as jams and …

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Sewing Classes for Adults!

People often ask whether Cooperative Extension offers Sewing Classes for adults. Great news! A new series of classes is being …

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Little Free Library at Dana Park

Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small book exchanges number 60,000 around the world in 80 countries …

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"Haulin Ag"

“Haulin Ag ” NC Highway Patrol Workshop to answer all your questions on equipment, securing loads and hauling your agriculture …

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Prune Your Fruit Trees in February!

February is the time to prune fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach & nectarine. Don’t wait. According …

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WNC Grape Growers School

WNC grape grower school for anyone interested in Grape production, Feb 28, 2018 at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, 588 …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.