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Tired of Gardening Miss-Information?

N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting “Garden Mythbusters: There’s a Resource for That!” Trying to identify a plant? Need a …

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Ten Acre Tuesday's Webinar Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gaston County is offering a series of six livestock workshops on Tuesday evenings from 7 to …

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Gaston Grower Spotlight - November 2020

Giving Thanks to Our Office November’s grower spotlight highlights some of N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gaston County’s staff and their …

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

Course Objective This workshop teaches the basics of shiitake mushroom backyard cultivation. We will cover everything you need to know …

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Gaston Grower Spotlight - September 2020

September’s Gaston Grower Spotlight highlights the practice of double cropping small grains and soybeans. Double cropping wheat and soybeans …

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Parents, Pets, and Pesticides

Are you curious how pesticides may impact your family and pets? Parents, Pets, and Pesticides is a one-hour course …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Visitors enjoy the pumpkin season at a farm in North Carolina

Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

7/9/21
Graph of H-2A positions certified in NC 2016-2021

The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

7/9/21